Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Science 360 - Site and App

Website:  http://news.science360.gov/files/

Science360 Website - Source for Science News

We gather news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry.

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Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world.


How can I submit content to Science360 News?
We love to hear from you about the latest research news. Please send a link to the press release online along with the text of the story and contact information to editor@science360.gov. If your release is embargoed, then please send a link to where the release will be posted when the embargo lifts. In addition, if your story has good images, please send those along with the proper credit and caption information.

What type of content does Science360 use?
Science360 News focuses on the latest developments in scientific research. We do not publish stories about grant awards or meeting announcements. We try to provide a variety of science research areas on a daily basis.

Who selects content for the site?
Science360 News has an editor that selects content daily. The selections are then reviewed by other public affairs professionals within the National Science Foundation.

How can I subscribe to receive daily emails about the latest science news?
Signing up is easy! On this page in the left navigation box you can enter in your email address and click "subscribe." You will find another subscription section about half way down the home page of the Web site. If you prefer, you can send your email address to editor@science360.gov and we will add you to the subscription list.

Where can I find the Science of Speed videos?
This popular video series as well as all of the videos we feature on Science360 News can be found under the "All Studio 8 Videos" tab on the top menu of the website. There you will find a list of all videos we have featured. To search for a specific video, such as Science of Speed, use the "Search" box in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Why don't you link directly to full news stories from the e-mail I receive?
The email that is sent out does not include all of the content that is on the Science360 News Web site. If we bypassed the Web site, readers would miss out on these additional stories. In addition, there are many readers who do not receive the daily email and prefer to go directly to our site for content. It serves as a landing page for people to see what's new and interesting in science without having to comb through various sites on their own.

How can I add content from your site on my web page?
Science360 has RSS feed capability. To subscribe to a feed, go to http://news.science360.gov/syndication. Terms of use and attribution information, including logos, can be found at this URL as well. We ask that you send an email to editor@science360.gov with a link to the page/s where the Science360 News Service content is published.

How can I find previous stories I saw featured on the web site?
The menu bars located at the top of the page allow you to view all breaking stories, all studio 8 videos or all pictures of the day in a list format by date. To search for other content, use the "Search" box located in the upper right-hand corner of the Web site.

Science360 iOS App

Free iOS App -  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.

  • Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
  • Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
  • Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
  • Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
  • Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
  • Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
  • With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again