Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Prof Brian Cox "Wonders of the Universe" iPad App - Video

Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe from tim broughton on Vimeo.

Take a 3D tour of the Universe with Professor Brian Cox as your guide.

Never before has the sheer breadth of the Universe been opened up for interactive exploration and our place within it made so vividly clear.

Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our Local Stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally at the edge of the known Universe.

On the way you will encounter the likes of seething Red Giants, beautiful Nebulae, pulsing Neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in spectacular 3D.

Take Brian’s tours of the Solar System and the Universe, or jet off on your own free-style space mission to discover what Wonders are out there waiting for you.

Professor Brian Cox provides mind-expanding insight in over 200 articles pinned to the various stars, planets and wonders within the app, written in his clear and accessible style and accompanied by two and a half hours of video from the BBC TV series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.

This means that beyond the impact of a 3D Universe at your fingertips, you’ll come to understand where we came from, how we got here and where we’re going as the destiny of the Universe plays out.

App published by Collins in collaboration with the BBC

The app is published by Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins with a track record of disseminating words and ideas through beautiful books, now extended to beautiful digital products.

Collins, who published official tie-in books for the BBC series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, conceived the app and brokered a partnership with the BBC to include two and a half hours of video in the app, extending their conventional publishing relationship.

Alex Gatrell, digital publisher for Collins, says: “Brian Cox’s Wonders Of The Universe app is heaven-sent for fans of astronomy and of Brian Cox, but also meets a growing public thirst for knowledge in the astro-physics field.

£We’ve set a new frontier for digital publishing by positioning Brian’s written narrative and related BBC video content in a bespoke 3D environment which changes dynamically as you journey deeper and deeper into the realms of the Universe, making for a jaw-dropping product that can be enjoyed on several levels.”

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