Amazing Science Facts

Amazing Science Facts


Did you know that...
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866
- Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature
- One human hair can support 3kg
- Unlike any other element, helium does not solidify

With "Amazing Science Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting scientific facts and trivia.

Features:
* Thousands of amazing facts about physics, biology, maths, astronomy, etc.
* Receive daily facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Reviewed and removed some obvious and erroneous facts based on user feedback :)
- Added tens of new facts
- Use left and right swipe gestures to navigate through the facts
- Now you can go back and forth when reading the facts
- Improved performance
- The speech synthesizer is no longer required to run the app
- Save your favorite facts in the SD card, export them to any text editor or send them by email.
- Bug fixes
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About Amazing Science Facts
Did you know that...
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866
- Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature
- One human hair can support 3kg
- Unlike any other element, helium does not solidify

With "Amazing Science Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting scientific facts and trivia.

Features:
* Thousands of amazing facts about physics, biology, maths, astronomy, etc.
* Receive daily facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Reviewed and removed some obvious and erroneous facts based on user feedback :)
- Added tens of new facts
- Use left and right swipe gestures to navigate through the facts
- Now you can go back and forth when reading the facts
- Improved performance
- The speech synthesizer is no longer required to run the app
- Save your favorite facts in the SD card, export them to any text editor or send them by email.
- Bug fixes

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A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
Valuable app I would like to say that this app contain limited advantage. So plz update it time to time.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Awesome Awesee
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
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A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Dumb Some facts are repeated 10 times, and even worse some facts contradict other facts. Also some facts are said again and again but in a different wording.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2014
Did a child write this? Great app, countless facts, but who are you allowing to type them out? I just saw one that said "A neutron star could way as much as". Way? Seriously? Science is a topic that uses intelligence, but when I see so many facts that disregard common grammar, it makes me feel as though I have lost IQ points.