Three Educational Smartphone Apps

December 3, 2013 12:23 pm

Instead of playing games or browsing social media on your smartphone, why not try to learn a few things? These fascinating apps blend science, math, history and pop culture to give you fast answers to almost any of your most pressing questions:

Like a supercomputer for your iPhone, WolframAlpha is a knowledge and computation app that will answer just about any question. If you type in a complex math equation the app will solve it and show you a step-by-step solution, and if you’d like to see facts about the economy in your city, it will provide graphs, charts and statistics to keep you up to date.

The app version of the wildly popular website beloved by everyone from college students  to the ever-curious knowledge seekers of the world, Wikipedia provides encyclopedia-style articles about just about anything you can imagine. The app version even offers features like saved articles, nearby, and offline browsing to make your quest for knowledge even more convenient.

Math Ref
Math Ref is like a virtual tutor for just about any math-related subject you can think of. With over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples of math, physics and chemistry problems, this app is a reliable resource for both students and those with math-related professions.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation: A Trip Through Time

November 26, 2013 10:51 am

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is truly a museum exhibit on the go. Whether by water, by Segway, by trolley or by foot, there’s a tour for everyone to learn more about Chicago's masterful architecture. The numerous tours include holiday tours, the Magnificent Mile and the Step back in Time to the 1893 World’s Fair. The architecture foundation river tour is among the most popular, giving patrons a breathtaking view along with a detailed description of the city’s history. It lasts roughly 90 minutes, and costs $37.85 plus tax. In addition to the tours, there are programs that feature talks from some of the city’s most prominent experts in architecture history.  Group and youth tours are also available; more information can be found on the website. 

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 922-3432

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Catch 35: Fresh Seafood and More

November 19, 2013 10:53 am

Innovative seafood dishes are on the menu at Catch 35. Usher in the dining experience with the delicious 1/2 Dozen Baked Oysters with spinach, bacon, and asiago. Raw oysters are also very popular. For dinner, go for the classic Fish & Chips or Crab Cakes, or opt for the more unique entrees, like the George's Bank Sea Scallops with seared scallops, shrimp risotto, parmesan cheese, and truffle oil. Asian cuisine-inspired meals are on the menu here, too, like the Firecracker Shrimp and the Lemongrass Shrimp and Scallops. If you're not in the mood for seafood, premium steaks are available. To experience a three-course meal for a great price, order the prix fixe dinner, and enjoy a soup or salad, entree, and dessert for just $29.95.

If you're not sure what to order, just ask your waiter; the recommendations are always excellent.Catch 35 is very popular, so make a reservation. 

Catch 35
35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 346-3500

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