The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for? here is the link


A student’s lecture to professors

Can students teach their lecturers a thing or two? Austin Fitzhenry thinks so:

  • Don’t cater to students who suffer from “entitlement complex”
  • Challenge the student
  • Move on – and don’t repeat. I repeat: don’t repeat
  • Forget the textbook, and focus on concepts
  • Instead of teaching to the test, encourage creativity
  • Give meaningful assignments – and don’t let students lecture
  • Don’t require attention or attendance

The Feynman Lectures on Physics:

Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website are pleased to present this online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures.

The Art of Electronics

The bible for Electronics

'Who among us has not kept a cherished copy of AoE on our workbench throughout our careers? Engineers, hackers and makers of all stripes, rejoice for the third edition … has been worth the wait! Packed with tons of delicious knowledge to navigate electronics in both work and hobby. An encyclopedia of electronics knowledge, [The Art of Electronics] is a pleasure to read through for tips and tricks and is an unbeatable resource! Take a day out to read a chapter - you will learn things you didn't even know you didn't know. Or, refer to the pinouts, diagrams, and techniques as necessary to guide you through a difficult project. If you think electrical engineering is magical then you must pick up this tome!' Limor 'Ladyada' Fried, Adafruit Industries

See here an interview with Paul Horowitz ("I have never taken a course in electronics"):

Ladyada interview with Paul Horowitz

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)

 The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling.


Quite Universal Circuit Simulator

Qucs, briefly for Quite Universal Circuit Simulator, is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface (GUI), which gives the flexibility of choosing among the available devices, implementing new analytical software models or using measured S-parameters.
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LTspice IV

LTspice IV is a high performance SPICE simulator from Linear Technology, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators.
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TINA-TI SPICE-Based Analog Simulation Program

TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. free download at:


Fast Field Solver

FASTCAP is a multipole-accelerated capacitance extraction program and FastHenry is a multipole-accelerated inductance analysis program.
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Nanohub: Online Simulation and More for Nanotechnology

The nanoHUB is a rich, web-based resource for research, education and collaboration in nanotechnology. The nanoHUB hosts over 1600 resources which will help you learn about nanotechnology, including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. Most importantly, the nanoHUB offers simulation tools which you can access from your web browser, so you can not only learn about but also simulate nanotechnology devices. The nanoHUB also provides collaboration environment via Workspaces, Online meetings and User groups.

Multi dielectric energy band diagram program

The Nanoscale Materials and Device Group of Boise State University has developed an easy-to-use, interactive simulation tool for complex, multi-layer dielectric, MOS and MIM devices. This program is useful for visualizing approximations of energy band diagrams, and performing back-of-the-envelope calculations of their important parameters.
webpage for download: here


Microwind3 is a friendly PC Windows  tool for designing and simulating microelectronic circuits at layout level. The tool features full editing facilities (more..) attractive views such as MOS characteristics (More.), 2D cross-sections(More...), 3D views (More...), atomic views (More...) and efficient analog simulator (More...)

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Free EDA Software


NIST Chemistry Webbook

The NIST Chemistry WebBook provides convenient access to a variety of physical and chemical property data on well defined chemical species and reactions.

High Frequency Measurements Web Page

High Frequency Measurements Web Page

The Effects of Humidity on Vacuum Systems

...and more vacuum related fact one oft the best vacuum advice available...