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Redshift -- Astronomy for iPhone and iPad

iOS device owners enjoy an embarrassment of riches when it comes to astronomy apps, and this universal app from USM adds another high-quality offering to the App Store.

Vicinno's scientific calculator released for the iPad, Mac

The professional calculator emulator can help science and math nerds get their variable on with an iPad or their Mac computer.

iPhones and Droids could speed medical tests, cut costs

Patients may soon be able to cut health care costs by running blood tests off their iPhones and Droids and having the results automatically forwarded to their doctors, according to new discoveries by researchers at the University of Rhode Island.

How schools are putting the iPad to work

Will the iPad herald a revolution in the classroom, displacing musty textbooks once and for all? Enterprising educators experimenting with Apple’s new tablet aim to find out.

iPhone apps that could save your life

Move over games and make room for medicine. A growing number of developers are tapping into a treasure trove of U.S. government healthcare data and coming up with innovative iPhone apps that help consumers make better medical decisions.

Smartphones, tablets seen boosting mobile health

Wireless devices will allow doctors to provide their patients with more medical information, said a speaker at a mobile health conference.

Will the Cius challenge the iPad's potential in health care?

Computerworld's Ryan Faas looks at the looming battle in the health care sector between the iPad and Cisco's newly announced Cius tablet.

Solar Walk and Star Walk for iPad

Both apps from Vito Technology make excellent use of the iPad's screen real estate to help you explore the night sky and beyond.

Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration for iPhone

This app, containing a wealth of information about space exploration, should be on the iPhone or iPod touch of anyone who wants to learn more about the universe. It has its quirks, but those are easily outweighed by the depth of information it puts at your fingertips.

Students build an iPhone-controlled coilgun

Two University of Arkansas students Wi-Fi-controlled optically triggered coil gun that incorporates an iPhone.

The Elements: A Visual Exploration

Whether you’re a chemistry whiz or you can’t tell antimony from argon, The Elements is worth every penny.

One hundred iPads set for deployment at Calif. hospital

The business case for an iPad is clear in healthcare, a multi-billion dollar industry and one of the world's largest consumers of information technology. And a hospital in Visalia, Calif., is about to put Apple's devices into the hands of its staff.

Star Walk for iPhone

If you're interested in learning more about objects in space -- and the Earth's relation to them -- this is a great app to download. It's also intuitive enough for kids to easily navigate.

Set a different background for each Space

Leopard and Snow Leopard's Spaces feature lets you configure multiple virtual workspaces; today's Hint shows you one way of configuring a different Desktop image for each workspace.

RLM Software puts its stamp on classic calculators

If you're a fan of classic financial and scientific calculators, check out the offerings from RLM Software. The developer takes HP's classic line of calculators and optimizes them for the iPhone and iPod touch.