Eureka! An iPad App Exploring the Technology Behind Sports

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Eureka is right. Original, interesting content from The Times keep you flicking through articles that explore, in the words of  The Times, “how the science of sport is changing the human race.”

The subject matter is really cool stuff. Explore the app  and you’ll find articles like:

  • Get inside an FI car
  • Bike X-ray
  • Nurture Wins
  • The Steroid Games
  • Just Choking
  • Bionic Man
  • Gender inequality

The Times went above and beyond, they didn’t stop at great content. They made the app really, really rich. It is full of interactive graphics, large photos, videos, audio clips, and useful diagrams make keep things from getting too text heavy.

You can browse in a couple ways. You can flip through the pages like a magazine.

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You can tap at any time to bring up a menu and skip to different sections.

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You can also zoom out to overview all the content in that month’s edition:

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Topics branch off one another. The main categories are:

  • Engineering
  • Human Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Medicine
  • Biology

This is an app that really unleashes the power of a tablet. The interface is intuitive and the articles are interactive. They use gorgeous images. The content is original and fascinating. Even if you’re not big on sports, if you like science you’ll still find the content interesting. If you just love great apps, you’ll love it.

This app is definitely on my shortlist of great finds.



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