I’m a big fan of Marcus Chown’s down-to-earth explanations of some of the wildest and most amazing physics theories. He has a knack for writing interesting and engaging books about science. And now, Marcus has released a Solar System app for the iPad.
You can see the preview on iTunes, or read about the making of the app on Futurebooks:
The Touchpress offices were piled high with cardboard boxes and books and smoke detectors (yes, smoke detectors) and little, perfectly engineered cylinders of cobalt and copper and a myriad other substances. “Here, feel how heavy this is,” said Max Whitby, Touchpress’s enthusiastic and (I’m sure he won’t mind me saying this) slightly geeky co-founder. He tossed me a cylinder of tungsten, which was so dense it nearly pulled my arm out of its socket. “When we got a sample uranium, we were even raided by the nuclear police,” he said, gleefully.