News Release 11-116
NSF Launches Science360 for iPad Application
Science360 for iPad gives users easy access to latest science information
June 9, 2011
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Update: On June 16, the iTunes App Store featured the NSF Science360 for iPad App in its "New and Noteworthy" section.
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.
To download the Science360 for iPad application for free, visit the Apple iTunes store.
If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email: email@example.com
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.