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NASA app for iPhone

With this app from the U.S. space agency, you can get info on NASA missions, view images from space, access NASA TV videos, and follow NASA Twitter feeds -- all for free.

NASA brings chemical sensor to iPhone

NASA's Ames Research Center has developed what the space agency calls a proof of concept of new technology that would bring compact, low-cost, low-power, high-speed nanosensor-based chemical sensing capabilities to cell phones.

iPhone app helps you celebrate Galileo's 400th anniversary

Distant Suns, available from the App Store, can identify the planets, constellations, more than a hundred galaxies and star clusters, and thousands of stars.

Mac News Briefs: TLA updates Mac version of PCalc

The Mac version of the scientific calculator adds many of the features developer TLA Systems has recently added to PCalc for the iPhone. Also on Thursday, Opera put out the latest beta of its Web browser, Delicious Monster updated Delicious Library, and U&I Software launched MetaSynth 5.

SPSS releases update to PASW statistical analysis package

SPSS has announced the release of PASW Statistics 18, a new version of its statistical analysis software.

Vibration for iPhone

Not everyone will need this app, which uses the built-in accelerometer to turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a vibration spectrum analyzer. But if you're an engineer, mechanic, or software developer, Vibration gives you an accurate, easy-to-use tool.

PCalc calculator app ready for iPhone 3.0

PCalc 1.6, arriving on the App Store Monday, has been built for this week's iPhone 3.0 update, adding support for copy and paste to the calculator app.

Slideshow: Macs at the Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a two-day do-it-yourself tech and craft fest held in the Bay Area. We paid a visit to the fourth annual event and took note of all the Mac- and Apple-based exhibits on display.

CrystalMaker sports anaglyph 3D support

CrystalMaker, used to visualize crystals and molecules, now works in 3D, using good old-fashioned red-blue glasses.

Mathematica Home Edition released

Mathematica Home Edition is a version of Wolfram's analytic software licensed for personal use.