Weekly top iPad apps: exploring the world of science
Thursday 22 July 2010
This week's apps will take you on a visually rich and informative exploration of science.
The Elements: A Visual Exploration
The Elements: A Visual Exploration transforms the often dull periodic table into a visual feast of elements. The "living" periodic table displays rotating samples of each element. Click through to their individual descriptions and you are presented with detailed information, fun facts, and stereoscopic images that can be viewed when wearing 3D glasses.
Wolfram Research's WolframAlpha - a different type of search engine that uses context and probability to compute a solution to your search query instead of providing you with a list of possible internet locations where you go to find the information - has been ported to the iPad for on-the-go computation.
The magazine that has been keeping science fanatics up to date with the future for 135 years has now evolved into its digital form. Users can purchase issues from within the application. The full-page images, informative text and interactive content provide readers with an immersing science-magazine reading experience.
Nature Human Genome Special Edition
Nature Human Genome Special Edition is a free e-book that discusses the draft human genome sequence and the insights and questions it has evoked surrounding human biology, medicine and evolution. The app includes video commentary, an interactive timeline graph of human genome research and audio clips from authors discussing their papers.
MythBusters iPad Edition
Want large doses of fun and entertainment with your science? TV's most popular mad scientists have gathered more than 300 minutes of video content from the MythBusters TV series and laced it together with sneak peaks, news, a healthy serving of explosions, games and social networking.
Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration HD
The Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration HD app was put together by space pioneer Buzz Aldrin himself and takes consumers on an educational tour of science-fueled space travel. The comprehensive guide gives users access to up-to-date news, live NASA Streaming TV, information and ‘space buzz' aggregated from top science and space travel journals; hundreds of videos and photos; full coverage of the Apollo Program; in depth information about hundreds of other space missions and programs; and access to Aldrin's personal blogs and Twitter feeds.
Life & Style blogs
Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
Victoria Beckham's clothing sales double to £30 million in one year
'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian
UK's first plus-size fashion magazine Slink hits the shelves: 'Style doesn't stop at size 8'
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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