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  • Can You Solve This MIT Admissions Question? Geometry Problem, 1869


    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the top ranked universities in the world. This question appeared on its admissions exam nearly 150 years ago. The perpendicular dropped from the vertex of the right angle upon the hypotenuse divides it into two segments of 9 and 16 feet respectively. Find the lengths of the perpendicular, and the two legs of the triangle. The video presents a solution.

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  • The engineer drop-out problem


    Companies are on the hunt for engineers, but relatively few students are going for the hard science majors and even fewer are graduating.

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  • Mathematics at MIT


    Mathematics has played an important part at MIT since the founding of the Institute. Mathematics occupies a core intellectual position at MIT, an institution that is well known for its leadership in Science and Engineering. All MIT undergraduates are required to take courses within the department which prides itself in leading the nation in priorities and guidelines for basic mathematical and scientific research and for the way students are taught.

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  • His Hand Doesnt Even Move


    A compilation of Professor Walter Lewins and some of his lectures at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He draws some of the best lines, especially dashed lines - so fast that his hand isn't even moving up and down to produce the dashes.

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  • MIT Robotics Team 2015 Promo Video


    Thank you everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaign and made it such a huge success. Also, a big thank you to McElroy Films for their generous help in producing our video.

  • Shit Graduate Students Say


    This project is dedicated to the graduate students of the world, especially those in biomedical science. Keep reaching for that rainbow.

    CMA, DXM, and AJR all contributed to the development and design of the project. CMA wrote the script. DXM and AJR reviewed the script for intellectual content and provided additions. DXM provided his likeness and feigned emotions onscreen as directed by CMA. AJR shot and edited the project.

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  • Students of MIT, IIT get together


    The US's famed MIT is collaborating with IIT Guwahati for a next-generation cycle rickshaw. NewsX's Rajib Chowdhary has more.

  • Small cubes that self-assemble


    Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they're able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces.

    Inside each M-Block is a flywheel that can reach speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minute; when the flywheel is braked, it imparts its angular momentum to the cube. On each edge of an M-Block, and on every face, are cleverly arranged permanent magnets that allow any two cubes to attach to each other.

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    Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News

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  • MIT Robotic Cheetah


    MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they've successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah. (Learn more:

    The MIT Cheetah 2 contains the custom electric motor designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and the amplifier designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

    This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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    Harvard stereotypes


    What Harvard students are really like under all those layers of presidential potential. Information straight from the source of this prestigious institution.

  • MIT Students Write Pi


    In honor of Pi Day we asked MIT students to write as many digits of π from memory.

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  • MIT Invention Could Replace Air Conditioning


    Wristify was invented by MIT student researchers and aims to replace air conditioning and heating units in an energy efficient, inexpensive way. A thermoelectric bracelet sends tailored pulses of hot or cold waveforms to the wrist, which makes the wearer sense that they are being cooled or heated.

    Sam Shames,Mike Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi, and Matt Smith ended up winning the annual MADMEC competition at MIT with Wristify. Would you buy one if they were available? Kim Horcher and Tim Frisch discuss.

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  • The Six Guys You Meet In Engineering


    The Six Guys You Meet In Engineering - a girl's perspective
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    Electrical & Computer Engineering Student Society at University of British Columbia, (Vancouver, Canada)

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  • So You Want To Be An Electrical Engineer


    Little Miss Clueless decides to become an engineer

  • What is Mechanical Engineering?


    The Texas A&M; Mechanical Engineering Department is consistently ranked in the top 10 engineering programs among public institutions. In this video we explain why students should choose our Mechanical Engineering program.

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  • 2.009: An Iconic MIT Engineering Class


    Taught by award-winning professor David Wallace, 2.009: Product Engineering Processes is a rigorous capstone class for undergraduates in the Mechanical Engineering program at MIT, bringing together everything students have learned along the way to develop a market-ready product together with a team of classmates.

    The final presentation is always a sold-out event, and teams often go on to start a company based on their products, or to sell their technology to another company.

    It is one of those iconic classes that those who take it never forget, an example of engineering education at its finest -- and most fun.

  • Can you get an MIT education for $2,000? | Scott Young | TEDxEastsidePrep


    Scott is a speed-reading, vegetarian, holistic learning, productivity hacking recent university graduate. And, for the last five years he's been experimenting to find out how to get more from life. His current project is to learn MIT's 4-year curriculum for computer science in 12 months, without taking any classes. Scott earned his Bachelor of Commerce Honors from the University of Manitoba and his blog features more than 850 articles and books focused on getting more from life.

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    Walter Lewin, MIT professor: All of you have now lost your virginity... in Physics!


    Lewin's physics lectures at MIT are legendary. What does he think about bad professors? This is what he told us in an interview at Barcelona (Spain), Feb 15. More info:

  • Amazing Science - What does an Electrical Engineer do?


    What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Yael Mcguire has so much fun at work, he doesn't want to stop. Find out what it's like to be an electrical engineer. 27 Oct 2011

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  • iExplore Mechanical or Electrical Engineering career video


    An iExplore video focusing on Mechanical or Electrical Engineering as a career in manufacturing.

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    The Valedictorian Speech that will change your life


    A speech of a lifetime and life itself comedically written and presented by Valedictorian Carl Aquino, a 2010 graduate from West Hall High School. He humorously relates the four years of high school to a rubix cube with some music in the background.

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    15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.


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    15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

    Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the Visiting Practitioner's Program at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.

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  • Fun with a few 9V batteries.


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  • MIT Chorallaries: The Engineers Drinking Song


    MIT Chorallaries perform The Engineers' Drinking Song at MIT CPW 2011.

  • MIT genuises with lightbulb


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  • MITs Robot Cheetah Unleashed — Can Now Run, Jump Freely


    MIT developed a robot modeled after a cheetah. It can run up to speeds of 10 mph, though researchers estimate it will eventually reach 30 mph.

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  • Meet Alejandro Rodriguez, MIT Physics Graduate Student


    Meet Alejandro (Alex) Rodriguez, a physics graduate student at MIT. In this video, Alex talks about his background in Cuba and the US and about his love of physics.
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    How to Get into MIT


    Some advice from a junior at MIT on how to maximize your odds at getting admitted.

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  • The big debate: mechanical or electrical engineering?


    Which opens up more career options: mechanical or electrical engineering? Which gives you more practical knowledge and better job opportunities? 2 IIT students debating the merits of their respective programmes and where they believe there is room for improvement.
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  • What is an Electrical Engineer?


    Jemima Jackson a Graduate Electrical Engineer for Ampcontrol talks us through what a day at work is like. Jemima gives insight into the skills required to be an engineer. Jemima gained an Industry scholarship through the University of Newcastle when she left school. Go to to find out more.

  • How to Graduate from MIT


    Ryan, a member of the MIT Class of 2013, explains how to successfully navigate the graduation requirements of MIT.

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology


    Matt McGann, Admissions Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), discusses admissions at MIT.

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    Meet Steven Edwards , one of our graduate researchers in the Faculty of Science, School of Mathematical Sciences. Steven is a PhD student interested in automating cell visualisation via the optimal scheduling of lab robotics. Find out more:

  • One Day I Too Go Fly


    ONE DAY I TOO GO FLY is the story of students from Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Nigeria as they go through undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As they arrive from diverse African backgrounds and immerse themselves in the challenge of rigorous academics and navigating a new world, we embark with them on a unique quest -- for knowledge and for the adults they will become. What happens to them over the next four years as they are molded into first-class engineers at America's premier technological university?

    Arthur Musah, Producer/director, is an MIT alum with an MEng in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He is an MFA Candidate in Film Production from the University of Southern California. (2009-2011)

    With Brook Turner, Producer.

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    Money to Burn | MIT Chemistry Behind the Magic


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    Advances in Architectural Geometry - MIT


    The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the MIT Department of Architecture co-sponsored a video that was featured at the Advances in Architectural Geometry symposium at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from September 27-30, 2012. Architectural geometry is an emerging field using geometrical principles to approach current design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor. As part of a presentation on the most advanced and challenging research in the field, the video spotlights the groundbreaking technologies, materials, and processes produced at MIT.

    Curated by Skylar Tibbits.

    Exhibited work and comments by:

    Material: John Fernandez
    Associate Professor, Building Technology Faculty, Department of Architecture
    Principal and Founder of LFArc and Urban Metabolism Group

    Scale: Skylar Tibbits
    Lecturer, Design Faculty, Department of Architecture, MIT
    Principal and Founder of SJET LLC

    Prototype: William O'Brien Jr.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
    Principal, William O'Brien Jr. LLC

    Movement: Joel Lamere
    Assistant Professor, Design Faculty, Department of Architecture, MIT
    Principal and Founder of GLD

    Modules: Nader Tehrani
    Department Chair, Department of Architecture, MIT
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    Interaction: Meejin Yoon
    Associate Professor, Design, Faculty, Department of Architecture, MIT
    Principal and Founder of Howeler + Yoon/MY Studio

    Innovation: Sheila Kennedy
    Professor of Practice, Design Faculty, Department of Architecture, MIT
    Principal and Founder of Kennedy & Violich,

    Digital: Mark Goulthorpe
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    Principal and Founder of dECOi Architects, HypoSurface Corp and Zero+

    Videography: Paper Fortress Films

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    5 some - | Every Mechanical boys expectation |


    share this video to all your engineering friends

  • Electrical Engineering a good major?


    These are just my thoughts on Electrical Engineering. I'm just one engineer, you should talk to a lot of engineers on making your choice. As of 2014, I still stand that Computer Science is stronger than Electrical Engineering.

  • Mechanic vs Engineer - 5 Things You Need To Know


    Should I be a mechanic or an engineer? What's the difference between an engineer and a mechanic? Is it better to be a mechanical engineer or a technician?

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  • Today MIT, tomorrow the world: The Class of 2013 says goodbye


    Over the 2012-13 academic year, MIT News profiled several graduating seniors. Here, watch as five of them discuss their time at MIT and what they look forward to in the future.

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  • Mechanical Engineering a Good Major?


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  • Mechanical Engineer: Expectations vs. Reality


    We talk about what we thought mechanical engineering would be like vs what it is actually like. We want to make this video so students have an accurate image of what a Mechanical Engineer actually does.

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  • Chat with a PhD Student & Cancer Researcher! | Kings College London | Atousa


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    hi guys! so if you watched my last day in the life of a research student video, you would have already met my friend felix who is a research assistant in cancer research, did the same master's as I did in translational cancer medicine at king's college london, and will be starting his PhD in cancer research in september! We decided to make this video to talk more in depth about his experiences, and his undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences, and his other experiences in clinical research. Felix is a very experienced person, so if you guy's have any questions for him in terms of how to get a phd, how to get onto a master's, what degree to study at undergraduate, and what it's like to work in research then by all means leave your questions below! I hope you find this useful, informative, or entertaining at the very least! much love, A!

  • UP Boy Cracks JEE At 15, Becomes One Of The Youngest To Enter IIT


    At first glance, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal looks like any other 10th grader, but what sets him apart is the fact that he has already cleared IIT-JEE (Advanced) and secured admission in mechanical engineering. The young boy from Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad has qualified for IIT admission with an all-India rank of 2,467. He jumped initial classes and completed Class 12 before his contemporaries at school. His feat has now reserved him a seat at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University).

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    For the Love of Physics


    On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book For The Love Of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics, written with Warren Goldstein.

    Note: Due to a serious complaint against Dr. Lewin, MIT has revoked Dr. Lewin's title of Professor Emeritus as of December 2014.
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    This YouTube channel is independently operated. It is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT OpenCourseWare, or Dr. Lewin.

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    In this video, Mallesham sir has explained How to prepare for GATE 2018 ? for all the branches and how to maximize your score in GATE Exam.

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