Newton Inc. Apps. has officially launched the digital edition of Newton Science Magazine for the iPhone and iPad. Download the first issue for your Newsstand completely free.
The magazine covers today's hottest topics in science, including string theory, iPS cells, the world of animals, and natural phenomena, in a language that’s accessible to everyone from teenagers to adults.
The mag comes with a virtual lab to experiment on fundamental principles.
“To commemorate the Inaugural Launch, we offer our first issue as a free download! The digital edition is available for download from iTunes App Store in the Newsstand section,” says Newton Inc. Apps.
Starting with the next release, subscribers will pay US $4.99 (€3.7) per issue. A year's subscription is just $29.99/€22.4.
The first issue comes with the Newton Special “Birth of the Sun” which takes a look at the beginnings of our very own star, as well as the Earth some 4.6 billion years ago with neat graphics and a “breathtaking video,” according to the developers.
Interviews feature Dr. Brian Green and Dr. Natalie Batalha – superstring theorist, and the leading scientist at the Kepler Space Telescope Mission, respectively.
“Eye on Nature: Yellowstone National Park” looks at the magma activity below the Park for the first time ever, with HD video.
Finally, “Newton Lab: Isochronism of Pendulums” shows you how to manipulate pendulums in the virtual lab app.
President Keisuke Takamori says, “You'll be amazed to see galaxies, see animals move and hear them with just the tap of your finger. This is an example that showcases the iPad's superlative interactive possibilities.”
“Newton's digital launch is not just a revolution in magazines, but offers a glimpse of the very future of science education,” adds Takamori.
Newton Science Magazine is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Sadly for iPhone 5 owners, though, the app doesn’t (yet) support 4-inch screens natively.