EduPad. New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change. Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) / Nairobi, 13 December 2011 - How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight? What consumer actions can we take to reduce damage to rainforests? Answers to these questions and many more are provided by a new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Eye on Earth summit in Abu Dhabi today. The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.
Users of the application can calculate their personal carbon footprint for journeys taken by air, train or road. They will then be shown the equivalent area of a particular ecosystem (such as a tropical forest) that can store this amount of carbon dioxide. The free iPhone application, named Blue and REDD Carbon , is already available online in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Blue and REDD Carbon Note to Editors: Visually Beautiful Recipe Curation Site Gojee Adds Drinks To The Mix. Foodie favorite Gojee, which curates recipes from food bloggers around the web in a visually beautiful way, is branching out today to beverages, and will offer drink recipes (including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks).
As we wrote in our earlier review of the site, Gojee lets you search for recipes by ingredient, either via ‘cravings’ or by one ingredient you have in your pantry. You can also input your dislikes or allergies and Gojee will make sure to surface recipes without these ingredients. If you has leftover beets in your pantry, you that query and Gojee will show youa ll the recipes that include that ingredient from the many food blogs it curates data from. The site presents a beautiful image of the food along with a list of what else is included in the dish, a short description of the dish, and a link to the full recipe on the food blog. You can also star the recipe to save it to your favorites. Gojee recently raised $1.2 million in funding.
iPads for Education. Cool Hunting. Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod: iPad Apps. Based on the well know concept of " tap tap " a rhythm-based game apps for music fans, CookieCoo Dancing Star is exclusively for the little ones. It features well know educational kids songs such as Head Shoulders Knees and Toes... and encourages your kids to get into the music, sing and play along via a dynamic and stimulating interface.
Get the rhythm going and let kids have fun. CookieCoo Dancing Star : a rhythm-based game app Continue reading "CookieCoo Dancing Star: Top Rhythm Based Game Apps for Kids" » Magic Doodles HD is a top art and creative iPad app for kids . Magic Doodles HD : Magical app for doodle fans! Continue reading "Magic Doodles HD: Top Creative iPad App for Kids" » Alphabeast is a top flash card app for kids based on Chris Judge’s award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Beast. Alphabeast : on sale for a limited time only! Continue reading "Alphabeast: Top Alphabet Apps for Kids - On Sale!!!! " Invasion of the Moon Monkey : New Arcade Style Math App! Alice Moloney. Fingerprint Digital aims at kid-apps market with ‘Mom-Comm’ feature. Autodesk Ecotect. Green Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
EcoFlash Apps. Richard Dawkins’ “The Magic of Reality” is an educational iPad app. Richard Dawkins, a British evolutionary biologist and bestselling author of books like The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, recently launched his latest book The Magic of Reality in the form of an interactive app for the iPad.
Expertly illustrated by Dave McKean, the book presents the reader with 12 questions and their answers. It first goes through the answers provided for those questions in cultural and religious myths and traditions and then lays out the modern scientific explanations that we know now. The book was released on Sep. 15 in the UK and is going to be launched on Oct. 4 in the United States. The iPad app contains the full text of the book, coupled with over 250 illustrations and over 75 animations that guide the reader through the text. It is also studded with audio and video clips from Dawkins himself and some interactive activities and games that help better explain some of the ideas being talked about in the book. Zero Carbon Hub.
Green Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.