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The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 app for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.


- Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
- Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
- Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
- Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
- Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
- Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
- With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again

What's New

Version 1.4.0

* Bug Fixes
* Player API Update

Ratings and Reviews


Fascinating and visually impressive

I love this. I guess as some have said it would be nice if it was searchable, but I hadn't thought of that until I read others saying it. I don't see it as a way to gather research or anything as serious as that, so I don't really miss a search function. I see it as an extremely cool and stimulating way to kill time or to browse and learn about a whole range of current science. The presentation looks fantastically crisp and the videos I've watched on physics, my field, have been extremely well-done, accessible while still being informative and without dumbing the material down. And probably because the NSF funds many of them, very prominent and well-respected researchers in the field participate. At the same time, I can catch up on developments in other fields in an easy and enjoyable way. And as for searching, really, it's always been easy for me to find features on whatever field I felt like, just by flipping through the video wall thing. Very pleased with the NSF about this app.


Science 360

The main focus of this free educational APP is to inform people of breaking news in science and engineering it is funded by The National Science Foundation (NSF) its captivating pictures of bizarre animals and beautiful landscapes accompanied by interesting and useful facts are what make this app truly engaging. It also provides educational science related videos, and is very easy to navigate and read so it is ideal for children. This is a great APP for both teachers as well as those individuals who like to be well informed or are generally interested in science. However it would be better if they tried to make it more appealing to general audiences it seems most people that this APP would appeal to are educators or people who have an interest in science. Over all I would recommend this APP to everybody, the information provided is very relevant to our world and therefore very beneficial.


Graphic overkill, but has potential

This app appears to be written by some youngster who thinks graphics and flashy video are more important than information content.

Has terrific potential, but the "wall of images" has no info about the topic. I'd much rather have more text description and fewer pictures. It takes waaaay too long for the images to show up on my iPad screen (via 3G). I exited because it took too long. Only 1/2 pictures were loaded before I got frustrated and quit the app.

Look at how CNN balances text, graphics, and video- much better than this app. Make it more of a news site, with info up front so I can decide if I want to view the story or video.


National Science Foundation
82.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 National Science Foundation


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