They’re finding them so often, in fact, that this morning my exoplanet app downloaded the details of 26 more justannounced by NASA.
It’s actually quite tricky to find many truly free, truly useful apps in fact, but that’s capitalism for you.i Tunes UThis is the best free education app currently available.
It has frightening potential for such a simple idea, and will in all likelihood revolutionise how education even happens at university-level – but you don’t have to be a student to get tons of utility out of it.
There’s a wealth of information on all the elements, with all the chemical detail you could hope for (I’m assuming, with my A in Chemistry GCSE…), as well as a potted history, some information on whoever discovered it, and plenty of pictures.
I’ve found myself amazed about quite how many metals there really are that we never see or use.
In the simplest terms, it’s i Books, but for textbooks, but that description doesn’t do it remote justice.
Any educational institution in the world can upload anything it likes, and leave it there for anyone in the world to find it.TEDThe TED talks (Technology Entertainment and Design) are a must-watch series of in-depth talks given by experts in all sorts of fields imaginable.Mere mortals like ourselves are far from able to afford the thousands of dollars required to attend the talks in person, but they’ve been available to view for free since 2006 – amassing more than 500m views. There is plenty of material, anything from tech giants on futurology and social networking to medical researchers discussing cutting-edge surgery techniques.You can then tag where you found this species using GPS, so other leafsnappers can see, thereby building up a database of local flora all over the world.It’s fascinating, even if you never thought you liked leaves all that much.Any lecturer at any university could upload her course notes for you to read, if she wanted.