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Teaching Science with iOS — From Macro to Micro — Magnifying the Surface

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Microscopes have been around since 1590. Up until the age of electronics, they too were personal devices. However, with small camera sensors connected to the lenses, researchers and educators can easily share images on a display in real-time.

Microscopes may be portable, but they aren’t made for fieldwork. Those cameras require power. And traditional microscopes require a level surface that won’t cause back strain, and a good light source, either from electricity, or from an old-fashioned mirror. With increased sophistication comes cost and weight. Scanning Electron Microscopes weigh hundreds of pounds and use dangerous elements. No microscopes travel well.



Teaching Science with iOS — From Macro to Micro — Exploring Space

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When studying the solar system, it's hard to beat Solar Walk ($2.99) from Vito Technology. You begin with an image of the earth with many light blue lines circling it. Tap one and the app provides a close-up view of a satellite. All the satellites are rendered in 3D, and a clickable info button reveals information and images associated with the satellite. Solar Walk provides enough satellite detail to have good conversations about orbits, satellite construction, and observation. Combine this app with Google Earth and you can have a good dialog about public and private surveillance. There also is information on the International Space Station.



Teaching Science with iOS — From Macro to Micro — Part I

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When we peer out at the night sky on a clear, moonless night, we see thousands of individual stars — millions if you count galaxies mixed into the field of view. Look at your finger and you'll see the intricate swirls and folds that make up your fingerprint. In both cases, we only see the surface of vast processes that bend light and time, or those that create and sustain life. Our human senses aren’t sufficient to perceive the magnitude of the activity, nor the structure, that defines the universe.



Art App Michelangelo Sistine Chapel is Released For iOS

Art App Michelangelo Sistine Chapel is Released For iOS

Michelangelo Sistine Chapel, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own all the details of the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco paintings and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Michelangelo Last Judgment is Released For iOS

Art App Michelangelo Last Judgment is Released For iOS

Michelangelo Last Judgment, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own all the details of the Sistine Chapel Last Judgment fresco painting and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Best Of Van Gogh is Released For iOS

Art App Best Of Van Gogh is Released For iOS

Best Of Van Gogh, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own the most famous artworks of Vincent van Gogh and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Best Of Seurat is Released For iOS

Art App Best Of Seurat is Released For iOS

Best Of Seurat, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own the most famous artworks of Georges Seurat and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Best Of Renoir is Released For iOS

Art App Best Of Renoir is Released For iOS

Best Of Renoir, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own the most famous artworks of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Best Of Michelangelo is Released For iOS

Art App Best Of Michelangelo is Released For iOS

Best Of Michelangelo, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own the most famous artworks of Michelangelo Buonarroti and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


Art App Best Of Manet is Released For iOS

Art App Best Of Manet is Released For iOS

Best Of Manet, the new Art app from Nuno Palmeirim that lets iOS users own the most famous artworks of Édouard Manet and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad, is the alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters.


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