April 2011

Highlights for High School

Highlights for High School now includes links to MIT's introductory chemistry courses.

Principles of Chemical Science (5.111) is an introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules.

Principles of Chemical Science (5.112) is intended for students with an unusually strong background in chemistry and addresses the basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis.

Both courses include video lectures to enhance your learning experience.

Go to Introductory Chemistry courses

Current Events in Context: Energy Generating Windows

Windows could soon generate energy.
MIT researchers have created technology that will allow
windows to generate electricity. Photo by Aamir Choudhry.

MIT researchers have created transparent solar cells that can be placed on existing windows to generate energy and power. This technology does not produce greenhouse-gas emissions and may provide an economical alternative to traditional solar panels.

Read the paper by Professor Bulovic and researcher Lunt that details this new system in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

The following OCW courses and resources look at energy and photovoltaics.

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