Bike Crash Kit – free iOS app helps cyclists record all legally relevant information in the event of a crash.
Inquire, dubbed “the world’s first intelligent textbook,” answers biology questions by using an artificial intelligence reasoning system to help students understand relationships, not mere facts.
Making of a Century – absolutely fantastic new iPad app that takes you on an interactive journey through 100 years of history’s revolutionaries and social movements around the world, inviting you to better understand the present by drawing connections to the past.
The New York Public Library releases Biblion: Frankenstein for iPad, exploring rare collections of Mary Shelley materials that continue to inspire ideas and storytelling today – a sequel to NYPL’s Biblion: World’s Fair.
The Star Trek cast, minus William Shatner, meets the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1976. NASA’s prototype space shuttle was to have been named Constitution, butStar Trek fans show mounted a write-in campaign that led to it being named Enterprise.
From the excellent new app The Space Shuttle Era: Stories from 30 Years of Exploration by The Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum. Some images are also available online.
Also see Errol Morris’s short film about the IBM math and engineering pioneers of the same era, who “caught the way the world works,” with original music by Philip Glass.