The Elements in Action by Theodore Gray
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‘One of my favorite science-based apps...The Elements in Action is easy to navigate and attractively designed.’
– The New York Times
The periodic table comes to life with 79 video explorations of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes alarming properties of the elements. Filmed by BAFTA award winner Max Whitby in partnership with Theodore Gray, author of the iconic book and app The Elements, and previously available only in a few museum installations, this is the most beautifully filmed collection of videos ever assembled to explore and explain what makes each element unique and fascinating.
What happens when highly reactive rubidium is dropped into water? Or when a cannonball is placed in a pool of mercury? The Elements in Action shows you one definitive demonstration for (almost) every element, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime, all assembled in one place for you to view in the comfort and safety of your iPad, with very little danger of death by fire, dismemberment, or poisoning.
The Elements in Action works as a stand-alone app, but really shines when combined with the original app, The Elements by Theodore Gray. Installed together, the two apps find each other and link together, allowing you to flip seamlessly between viewing the elements as objects of contemplation in the original, and objects of dynamic action in the second.
Now fully translated into: English, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Buy nothing but this one
This is the most fully rounded, interesting app about the elements. The others might be useful to a scientist, but they are NOT for public consumption. Don't waste your money. This one covers all the important bases that the others want you to pay for. This one has the miniature spinning element. It has real life interaction. It is just the best. I'm giving it four stars because the other apps by Theodore gray are so deceptive.
I Loved It, Until I Checked My Remaining Storage
I love this app, and it is amazing, but it's a total storage hog - it takes up over 500 megabytes. I would STRONGLY recommend this app, but only if the creators lower the amount of storage it takes up.
Takes up half a GB and is missing elements
The app takes up a ton of space. It's larger than my PDFs editing app plus all my PDFs combined by a wide margin. Also randomly doesn't have entries for element 21 and one or two others.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 14, 2015
- Version: 1.0.6
- Size: 557 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Touchpress Limited
- © Touchpress Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.