IBM's THINK App for iPad, Android Tablets Chronicles Centuries of Innovation

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-02
 
 
 

Metal Detector

Here's a page from IBM THINK, a free app for iPad and Android tablets that celebrates centuries of science and tech innovations. It is an "innovation time machine" that shows how early tools have evolved into modern advances that create healthier populations, greener energy and safer, less congested cities. This slide describes an early metal detector from 1881.

Metal Detector

Better Language Skills

This page from IBM's THINK app describes how middle school students in Colombia are learning English with reading-companion software.

Better Language Skills

Motion Picture Camera

This page from IBM's THINK app shows the oldest known film shot with a motion picture camera from 1887.

Motion Picture Camera

Planes: Yesterday and Today


Planes: Yesterday and Today

Knowledge Maps

This page from IBM's THINK app depicts a Clickstream Map of Science, which attempts to organize scientific knowledge.

Knowledge Maps

Seismograph

This page from IBM's new THINK app describes an innovative early seismograph from 132 A.D.

Seismograph

Crop Innovation

This page from IBM's new THINK app describes how rice farmers in Southeast Asia are taking advantage of innovations in rice strains to deliver heartier crops.

Crop Innovation

The New IBM THINK App

Here's a view of people using and browsing with the IBM app.

The New IBM THINK App

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