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Ten Great Science Apps for iPhone

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 2/28/2011

Looking for the best and greatest iPhone science apps available on the App Store right now? We've got you covered with ten great science apps for iPhone. Read on to find out which is the best iPhone science app. Our list also includes science news apps for iPhone.

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    Delivering all the content of the popular, this science news app for iPhone offers an easy-to-read format on the go. The app provides you with up-to-the-minute news on the cutting edge in scientific research, latest gadgets and green technology. It even lets you save the stories to allow you to read even when your iPhone is offline as well as filter what you're reading based on your favorite topic. (Price: Free)


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    MicrobeWorld – Microbiology, Biotech & Life Science News, Video and Resources

    MicrobeWorld – Microbiology, Biotech & Life Science News, Video and Resources 

    This iPhone science app provides the latest audio, video and news content in microbiology, biotechnology and life sciences from the American Society for Microbiology's website ( It's actually a multimedia app giving you content and news items from the following news sources or podcasts - "Meet the Scientist with Carl Zimmer," "This Week in Virology," "MicrobeWorld Video," "Mundo de los Microbios con Gary Toranzos," and "Microbe, the News Magazine of the American Society for Microbiology." If you listen to any of these podcasts, this app has got them all. Other features of this app include - background play, wallpaper, call-in audio comments and bonus audio and video content. (Price: $4.99)

    Download MicrobeWorld – Microbiology, Biotech & Life Science News, Video and Resources.

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    Science Facts

    science facts 

    If you're looking for facts about science, well obviously that's what this iPhone science app is all about. It features a Main Deck of Facts, Faves Deck of your Favorite Facts, Ignore Feature, Shuffle Ability, Search Feature, Index of Facts, and it's all wrapped in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface. The app lets you add or remove individual facts from a built-in "Faves Deck" any time. You can also use this "Faves Deck" to set aside your favorite facts. Facts can also be added or removed from an ignore list. In other words, with this app on your iPhone, you can always have your favorite science facts in the palm of your hand. (Price: Free)

    Download Science Facts.

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    If you're looking for the perfect scientific reference, this iPhone science app contains all important mathematical and physical formulas as well as an interactive periodic system including all chemical elements. The app lets you add your own specific notes if you don't want to forget something important. You can also assign three different priority levels to every formula to find them quickly again. Another nice feature of this app is a beautiful full-screen view which lets you scale the formula up to five times. This iPhone science app also has a favorite system that lets you add your own favorite groups and organize the formulas in your own way. Other features of this app include - intelligent overall live search, sharing of your personal print-ready PDF documents, and more than 2,500 formulas and images with high-quality graphics. (Price: $1.99)

    Download iScience.

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    ABA Flash Cards - Earth Science

    ABA Flash Cards - Earth Science 

    For your kids, here's an iPhone science app that will help them develop skills for identifying, understanding and responding to emotions. It contains 50 superb, concrete colorful images of the 10 most basic emotions with 5 examples of each emotion to help them generalize. The app also has clearly pronounced real audio and text to traditional flash cards to encourage vocal imitation as well as randomly playing classical music to reinforce visual learning. This iPhone science app is also clear and colorful, with concrete images. The sound can be turned "on" or "off" and the flash cards can be shown in order or shuffled. (Price: Free)

    Download ABA Flash Cards - Earth Science.

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    Reviewing ten great science apps for iPhone. Find out which is the best iPhone science app for you if you're a science buff. In part two we review various iPhone science apps including science news apps for iPhone. These include - Brain Science, Brain Power | AmbiScience • Binaural & Isochronic Ambient Mind Utility, World Science Interesting Facts & Knowledge, Popular Science Popeye iShort, and iElements - Periodic Table of The Chemical Elements.
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    Brain Science - Podcast App

    brain science - podcast app 

    Here's another iPhone science app utilizing the podcast medium. This app is for everyone who is curious about how our brains make us who we are. Hosted by Ginger Campbell, a medical doctor, this app features interviews from leading scientists and writers from around the world. Its features include - easy access to the entire catalog of Brain Science Podcast episodes, episode transcripts, wallpaper, link to Dr. Campbell's Twitter account, feedback mechanism sent directly to Dr. Campbell, and podcast sharing with your friends. (Price: $4.99)

    Download Brain Science - Podcast App.

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    Brain Power | AmbiScience • Binaural & Isochronic Ambient Mind Utility

    Brain Power AmbiScience 

    Want to know more about Ambiscience? This iPhone science app will help you understand this binaural and isochronic ambient mind utility. Through this app, AmbiScience provides soothing, evocative ambient music that takes you to another place or on a sonic journey. It also provides the option of combining the music with entertainment via a safe, audio process of simulating your brain to certain frequencies. This app features - 11 long professional ambient tracks, 3 noise tracks, 9 entrainment tracks, 5 isochronic entrainment tracks, 4 binaural entrainment tracks, create your own custom programs, multitasking background audio, and more. (Price: $0.99)

    Download Brain Power | AmbiScience • Binaural & Isochronic Ambient Mind Utility.

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    World Science Interesting Facts & Knowledge

    World Science Interesting Facts & Knowledge 

    This iPhone science app gives you thousands of scientific, amazing and interesting facts. Some of them useful while others are funny or amazing. The app include facts from science, cosmetics, nature, cars, medicine, and more. What's nice about this science news app for iPhone is that it is very straightforward and easy to use. It has thousands of great random pieces of knowledge of the type that we all love hearing about. Other features of the app include - multicolor bubble for changing the theme of the app, dark background to lower the strain on your eyes, and categories which are easy to navigate to and from. (Price: $0.99)

    Download World Science Interesting Facts & Knowledge.

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    Popular Science Popeye iShort

    Popular Science Popeye iShort 

    Here's probably the ultimate iPhone science app if you love science and invention and classic Hollywood movies. This iPhone app serves as your time machine getting you closer to the sights and sounds of the birth of 20th century invention. This app was originally produced as a color entertainment short that premiered before some of Paramount Pictures biggest theatrical feature films. The app features the complete Popular Science 1938 Episode 5 Theatrical Short mastered from High Definition Digital Restoration, a 6-minute tour of the Max Fleischer Animation Studios in Miami, Florida, Queen Bee Remote Controlled Aerial Targets for the US Navy, and more. (Price: $0.99)

    Download Popular Science Popee iShort.

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    iElements - Periodic Table of The Chemical Elements


    Finally, the last iPhone science app on our list - iElements. This may be a simple app but it is definitely useful for kids at school and for others who need to check the periodic table of the chemical elements. Features include - pinch-zoomable table, descriptions and illustrations of the elements, name, element category, group, standard and atomic weight, Electron configuration, and Electrons per shell, phase, density, liquid density, and more. (Price: Free)

    Download iElements - Periodic Tablet of the Chemical Elements.

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