The oceans contain great mysteries within their depths. While many of these mysteries have been explained by scientists and analysts, there are still quite a few unexplained oceanic enigmas that intrigue us. A variety of mysterious ocean phenomena have been seen and experienced by sailors around the world.
A selection of the biggest waves shot as typhoon Megi slammed into Taiwan – the biggest crashing waves ever caught on camera?!
Inspired by hairy, semiaquatic mammals such as beavers and sea otters, a group of MIT engineers are fabricating fur-like rubbery pelts learn how these mammals stay warm and even dry while diving underwater.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.
The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.
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It turns out that your heart does a lot more than just pump blood. Check out this video to see how it can actually affect your emotions.
You won’t believe your eyes!
The way our eyes work is that we see something in front of us, our brain processes the shapes and colors, and then we have our sight. Inside our eyes are lenses, which make sense of the world around us. The direct connection between the eyes and the brain have given us opportunities to improve our vision and create some amazing effects for our entertainment. Then we have the complexity of optical illusions, where we see things that don’t exist.
In the past, optical illusions were perceived to be of witchcraft and other supernatural causes. People were imprisoned and burned at the stake for creating and promoting optical illusions.
Here are 10 out-of-this-world facts about space and about us.