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Fluorescent and Neon Tubes in an Electric Field

Fluorescent and Neon Tubes in an El...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 4 years ago | 00:02:02 | 32948 views

A fluorescent tube swings at the end of a long plexiglass rod. It is made to rotate and then brought near the Van de Graaff generator. The tube lights up when there is a potential difference between its ends. This happens when it is poi...

Breakdown of Air

Breakdown of Air

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 4 years ago | 00:02:09 | 31235 views

Grounding rod tips of different sizes are used to discharge a large Van de Graaff generator. The larger the curvature of the tip, the more charge must build up to break down the air, resulting in longer sparks. The electricity ionizes ...

Sustainability at MIT: Greening MIT's Campus and Beyond

Sustainability at MIT: Greening MIT...

MIT Alumni Association

Added over 5 years ago | 00:07:09 | 47634 views

Sustainability, a concept that is gaining new urgency worldwide, is getting a hands-on workout at MIT through projects that use the campus as a test lab and through a host of faculty and student initiatives.