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PBS Science Series Offers Free Software
Newton's Apple, the popular PBS science series, will introduce supplementary software to support this fall's series, thanks to a major grant from the Dupont Corporation.
    The software series will consist of six Apple programs that deal with the scientific principles covered in the series. For example, as the host relates the laws of probability to the workings of a slot machine, a companion software program brings the lesson to the viewer through computer simulations of coin flipping, dice throwing, and slot machine playing. Additional software will be based on such program themes as mirrors, telescopes, and alcohol's effects on the body.
    Newton's Apple software will be available at no cost on major online news and information services, local bulletin boards systems, user groups, and local board of education computer resource centers.
    For further information, contact your local Apple user group or call a local FIDO-NET BBS.
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