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Explore physics' basics directly from Stephen Hawking

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How great would it be to see what renowned physicist Stephen Hawking sees in his mind about the Universe? NBC News reports today that Random House released an app yesterday to see what Stephen Hawking would teach you about the Universe.

The renowned physicist, arguably the most famous living scientist, has teamed up with Random House on an app, called ‘Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe,’ that teaches the principles that control our universe through eight ‘simple and fun’ experiments.

This is the first app from the 71 year old theoretical physicist, who wrote the best-selling science book, ‘A Brief History of Time’.

'This app provides a great opportunity to introduce Professor Hawking's teachings to a whole new audience, through an entirely new medium,’ Scott Shannon, senior vice president and publisher of digital content at Random House, said Thursday in a news release. ‘We are very proud to continue our publishing tradition with Professor Hawking, now across more platforms Spin planets in orbit with your own solar system.'

The app contains the following learning tools:

  • Drop objects with Galileo to learn about gravity
  • Let Einstein feel some G-force in outer space
  • Search for black holes in the constellation of Leo
  • Discover Einstein’s warped worldview
  • Plus more…

Each section has an app allowing children and adults to carry out virtual experiments, see further visual explanations in video clips and then read up on the topic in more detail. The app is described as suitable for children aged 9+.

This new app is available from Random House on the iTunes Store for $4.99.

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