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China’s Superintense Laser Could Create Matter From Energy

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China’s Superintense Laser Could Create Matter From Energy

E=mc2, energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared. We’ve demonstrated this to dramatic effect with nuclear bombs, converting a little mass into a lot of energy, but we’ve never done it the other way around and turned energy into mass. At least we haven’t done it… yet. When you think high […]

Stopping Electricity – Faraday Cages

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Stopping Electricity – Faraday Cages

In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, curious about the workings of electricity, began testing various hypotheses. In one of his experiments, Franklin took an electrified silver can and dangled an uncharged cork ball (attached to a non-conductive silk string) into the can. The cork ball was not attracted to the interior of the electrified can. Puzzled, Franklin […]

1.2 “The Power of Communication” in Leadership & Inspiration by Dr. Bill McConkey

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1.2 “The Power of Communication” in Leadership & Inspiration by Dr. Bill McConkey

id Welcome back. I’ve had my fourteenth or fifteenth cup of coffee during the break and I have some more here beside me. There’s no such thing as too much caffeine. by the way, I just thought I’d pass that on. and while we’re on the subject of those things I want to give you […]

Antistatic Room

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Antistatic Room

What do I do here? You just take your foot and press down hard. When you enter the production area, you have to put on some special shoes in order to protect the electronics from electrostatic discharge. And they have a conductive strip here, so you put it on your shoe and put the strip […]

Disney Invented A Room Where Your Phone Will Never Die

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Disney Invented A Room Where Your Phone Will Never Die

Hey there power-crazed viewers, Trace here. Internet hero Nikola Tesla dreamed of delivering power wirelessly to the masses. Of course, that was over a century ago, and here we are today with “wireless phones” that are anything but. Researchers at Disney, yes, the cartoon/amusement park juggernauts, have decided that simply will not do, and they […]

MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP)

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MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP)

So you can see how I actually control the plasma is by using magnetic fields. So if you run a current through a wire, it will generate a magnetic field, and that’s one of the beautiful things about electricity and magnetism. [MUSIC PLAYING] MITES is a summer program for rising seniors. It’s here at MIT, […]

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

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How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

We’ve all heard the statements and stats about the ominous timeline our planet is on. To avoid the worst effects of climate change––from natural disasters to mass extinction––we know that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And fast. And when we stop literally lighting things on fire to power our world, we can […]

China’s Crazy Plan to Launch an Artificial Moon

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China’s Crazy Plan to Launch an Artificial Moon

Guess what? China has announced plans to launch an “artificial moon” into our skies by 2020. And, as crazy as that sounds, it’s not actually the first time something like this has been attempted. But first. China’s new plan. As reported in China Daily, China plans to launch an “illumination satellite” into orbit above the […]

How does a plastic comb attract paper? | #aumsum

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How does a plastic comb attract paper? | #aumsum

Topic: Electric Charge. How does a plastic comb attract paper? What? You don’t believe me? Ok. Let us try. Take a plastic comb and bring it close to some pieces of paper. Hey, Wait. Don’t laugh. We need to do something first. Rub the comb on your dry hair and then bring the comb close […]