NSF launches Science360 for iPad application

June 13, 2011

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science360 for iPad application is now available in the App Store section of Apple's iTunes. This application features spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions in high resolution for download to the iPad. The application also allows users to share images and video on Facebook and Twitter or via email. In addition, breaking science news is always at a user's fingertips through the application news feed.

Content on this application is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding entities that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry.

"iPads are becoming more prevalent, more reliable and more viable for locating information," said Acting NSF Director of Public Affairs Dana Topousis. "This application will provide at your fingertips another avenue for sharing and accessing breaking science news."

The main application screen is laid out in a user-friendly format, providing users with the top news, videos, images and discoveries from the science community. In the way it showcases science, Science360 for iPad has a unique look--a spherical or 360-degree presentation. Science360 for iPad demonstrates the successful partnerships and platforms NSF has developed with NBC Learn and LiveScience.com as well as Science Nation, to communicate science and technology discoveries to a broader audience.
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To download the Science360 for iPad application for free, visit the Apple iTunes store.

National Science Foundation

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