Thanks to Joe Hanson for posting his best science apps for iphone / ipod – for the science and technology obsessed – enjoy!
Best Science Apps for iPhone/iPad:
– NASA has a great free educational app where you can track spacecraft and learn about projects.
– GoSkyWatch, which is inexplicably free for the iPad only version (and a very underpriced $3.99 for iPhone/iPad compatible version). Seriously, it will change your life. Point it at something, it tells you what it is. It even draws constellations and has a red low-light mode.
– Molecules lets you input any Protein Data Bank or PubChem molecule identifier and then renders a 3-D version that you can rotate, zoom and space-fill. Must-have for molecular noodling on the fly.
– The Elements is pretty pricey for an app at $13.99, but it’s bar none the best app for exploring the periodic table.
In The Lab:
– Life Technologies has a useful app called DailyCalcs that will calculate solution concentrations, convert units, figure out dilutions and give you cell culture plating tips. Nothing you couldn’t look up or figure out on a paper towel, but nice to have it handy for free.
– If you’re like me and you have to keep track of a lot of PDFs and research papers, I’m still torn on whether Mendeley or Papers is better. I use both, and I like both. One is free, of course.
– WolframAlpha: There’s Wolfram reference support built into Siri, but the full app is like a math search engine/calculator/reference guide all in one. Very cool.
– Skeptical Science will help you refute climate deniers right from your pocket![Extracted from Joe Hanson’s Blog: It’s Okay to Be Smart – post link here]
If you know of or use any great science apps, share it! (email: email@example.com )