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NASA Releases iPad App For Exploring Earth

NASA has been all about exploring space, but now with their space shuttle program winding down and the imminent decommissioning of the International Space Station, it’s time to focus on exploring Earth. Well, at least that’s what the freshly launched NASA Visualization Explorer app will help you do on your iPad. The app packs in real-satellite data along with a plethora of informational stories, movies, and still images.

The app explores various topics such as climate change, Earth’s dynamic systems, as well as the plant life both on land and in oceans. Data captured by NASA satellites are visualized into variety of maps, charts, and diagrams. Also included are six editorial features about Earth science, which will be augmented with two editorials each week with topics possibly covering the sun and solar system as well.

NASA hopes to make the Earth science data that they’ve collected over the years of research more accessible by everyone, with the visualizations helping to make it also more easily understandable. They’ve already offered a NASA App HD that features thousands of images from their image bank along with an iPhone app with similar features. This new NASA Visualization Explorer app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

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Facebook for iPad Leaked + How to Get It

Credit: Techcrunch

Facebook has waited too long to introduce an iPad application. The company is expected to officially unveil the app any day now. But thanks to the folks at TechCrunch, we now know more about it. They have discovered that the code for the iPad version of Facebook app was hidden inside the iPhone version. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler has been able to even test the app.

Interestingly enough, this piece of code seems to have been added with the latest Facebook update that was pushed to the app store yesterday. From the pictures we have seen, the interface does look sleek and dynamic. As @AeroEchelon explains, you can easily test this for your own:

It has taken Facebook a long time to develop an iPad version of its app. The one leaked seems pretty decent. We all get to test it before it is officially released which is always nice.

Are you impressed with Facebook for iPad?

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