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Apps & mobile resources: Science and Engineering

Mobile sites

iPhone 4.0 by Robert Scoble  

Many databases that Curtin subscribes to have mobile sites to allow better viewing of content from a mobile device.

To get to a mobile version of a website, there is usually nothing in particular that you have to do. If the website has a mobile version, devices such as smartphones and tablets are generally auto-detected and automatically directed to the mobile version of the site. 

Know of a great app?

If you know of an app or mobile resource you think would be great on this page, let us know!

Research apps

These apps are freely available. Some provide the option to access full-text content that is available through the Curtin Library subscriptions. Click on the information icon next to the links for instructions.

NASA iPad app

Watch this brief video showing some of the features of the NASA app.

Featured app: Fireballs in the sky

Designed as part of a Curtin University project Fireballs in the Sky is an app that turns a smartphone into a scientific instrument that can quickly and easily record information from a fireball or meteor sighting and connects the user to the Desert Fireball Network. The App includes images and updates form the project and is available for both iOS and Android.