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Video: Melanie Gonick; additional footage: Irene Chen
Self-oscillating gels are materials that continuously change back and forth between different states — such as color or size — without provocation from external stimuli. These changes are caused by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky chemical reaction, which was discovered during the 1950s.
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- Opera of the future
- MIT Media Lab Professor Tod Machover discusses his robotic opera, Death and the Powers.
- Surround vision
- In the same way that surround sound lets TV viewers hear what’s happening just off-screen, a new system developed by graduate student Santiago Alfar...
- Happy Holidays
- 2010 MIT Holiday Greeting.
- MIT Toy Lab
- The MIT Toy Lab was founded in 2004 by Professor David Wallace and graduate student Barry Kudrowitz. It is a lab dedicated to the exploration of creat...
- Healing Haiti
- Danielle Zurovcik SM '07 shows how the negative pressure pump can help seal a wound.
- Quantum information
- Professor Seth Lloyd discusses research and education in his group, and the challenges of quantum information science.
- Dust serenade
- Artists Dietmar Offenhuber and Orkan Telhan, PhD candidates at MIT, discuss their new installation at the MIT Museum that brings sound to life.
- Art collaboration
- From 2009-2010, artist Tavares Strachan participated in a residency project at MIT organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The artist's collabor...
- Break the tension
- A block of wood is attached vertically between two strings. When the bottom string is pulled slowly, the top string breaks. When the bottom string is ...
- Music at MIT
- Institute Professor John Harbison talks about MIT’s student musicians.
- Manipulating molecules
- Professor Jongyoon Han discusses research and education in nonfluidic devices for biological applications.
- Spring paradox
- A mass hangs from two identical springs. First, the springs are attached in series by a short string between them. The center string is cut, changing ...
- Graduate student winners (from top left): Marcus Parrish (first place); Anthony Soltis and Fabio Caiazzo (second-place tie); and Bridget Wall and Jun Jie Ian Tay (third-place tie). Postdoctoral scholar winners (from bottom left): Bogdan Fedeles (first place); Zachary Nagel (second place); and Nicole M. Iverson and Stephanie E. Woods (third-place tie).
- Second-round competitors in the iCampus Student Competition present their projects in the Stata Center on May 1.
- Aakanksha Sarda receives the grand prize check for 'WhichClass' from MIT Office of Educational Innovation and Technology Director Vijay Kumar at the iCampus Student Competition final award event held on May 17.
- From left: Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Sam Shaner; Heidi Baumgartner; Anya Priester; Nikita Khlystov; and Professor Ed Roberts, founder and chair at the Martin Trust Center