5 Fascinating Science Apps to Check Out
Even after graduating, some of us love to learn about the world around us. If you’re this type of person or need some help getting interested and engaged in science, you can now consume science with a variety of fun, colorful and exploratory apps. Below are five to get you started.
Perfect for the budding astronomer, SkyView will instantly identify stars, planets, constellations, satellites and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your phone at the sky! You can also track the movement of comets and eclipses while setting reminders for important astronomical dates and events. If you love stargazing, this is a must-have app for your next trip to the observatory.
2. Anatomy 4D
Anatomy 4D uses augmented reality to give its users a one-of-a-kind look inside the human body. Explore bones, organs and joints in lifelike detail; switch views between body types to spot their differences and similarities; scan target pictures with your phone to learn about their contents in-depth. Whether you simply find the human body fascinating or are a medical student looking at MLS online programs, this app is a valuable source of information.
3. Project Noah
Noah stands for “Networked Organisms And Habitats” and is an interactive app that allows everyday people to contribute to a cause greater than themselves. It will connect you to an entire community of nature enthusiasts who enjoy spotting, tracking, logging, recording and analyzing things like migrating birds and soil samples. Both fun and informative, Project Noah will keep nature lovers busy and engaged.
Fractals are found in everything from snowflakes to galaxies, and this app allows you to experiment with their colorful and mind-bending patterns in an amazing mix of art and science. Admire them; expand them; experiment with them; save them to a personal image gallery. You can input your own values or choose from existing fractal equations. You’ll spend hours with this app, so prepare to lose whole afternoons to its mesmerizing patterns!
5. NASA App
Get your space fix directly from the source with the NASA app. Not only does it offer thousands of pictures and videos of everything from black holes to star clusters, but it’s also a resource for by-the-minute news about space stations, satellite movements, celestial events and aeronautics. If you’re at all interested about what’s going on in our universe, NASA will keep you posted.
But, these are just a few science apps that will help you stay informed and engaged in an ever-changing world. There are many more, of course, but these should be enough to get you started in digital science adventures. Have fun!