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Materials inspired by nature

Researchers demonstrate the superior performance of bio-inspired materials

The future is flexible

A look inside the headquarters of MC10, a spin-off company developing flexible electronics

Mildred Dresselhaus: the queen of carbon

Dresselhaus speaks candidly about her stellar career in research and education

What is a pulsar?

Tim O'Brien defines these "radio stars" and explains why they are so interesting scientifically

What is a gravitational wave?

Ben Stappers describes these "ripples in space–time"

Walter Lewin demonstrates moment of inertia

The legendary physics professor tests members of the Physics World film crew on their basic physics knowledge

Walter Lewin – a truly inspirational teacher

An interview with the MIT physics professor who views the lecture hall as a theatre for his inspiring performances

The electronics wonderkid from Ulan Bator

Video interview with Battushig Myanganbayar who achieved a perfect score in an online MIT course, aged just 15

Physics lab for the YouTube generation

A short film about how MIT is using new online tools to supplement traditional classroom education

How do figure skaters exploit Newtonian physics when they spin?

Walter Lewin explains the science behind spinning ice-skaters