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Huntington Beach, CA, USA - March 30, 2011 - Dauger Research, Inc., proudly debuts Atom in a Box HD for the iPad. The popular, award-winning Atom in a Box educational and scientific software performs 3D real-time volumetric raytracing to present what the Hydrogen atom "looks" like. By presenting the Hydrogenic atomic orbitals in an intuitive, immersive user interface, Atom in a Box stimulates appreciation of the aesthetic in science yet portrays its subject faithfully, appealing to all from children to Nobel laureates. Available on the Mac since 1998 and on the iPhone since the 2008 App Store debut, Atom in a Box is available today internationally for the iPad via Apple's new App Store.

"The new Atom in a Box is completely rewritten to support high-definition resolutions available on the iPad", says Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "While I was a physics graduate student, I wanted to 'see' an atom for myself, imagining that I could touch a quantum orbital. Atom in a Box HD for iPad brings us even closer to touching an atom. We are grateful for all the wonderful feedback from people about Atom in a Box, so we hope to share our fascination with science renewed in the next computing generation."

Winner in Computers In Physics' Ninth Annual Educational Software Contest, Atom in a Box applies highly-optimized code to directly calculate the otherwise unwieldy quantum mechanical wavefunction of an electron while it occupies any of the 2109 eigenstates, each generated for both the orbital render and for the equation display at run time, up to the n=18 energy level of the Hydrogen atom. The app integrates these complex values using Simpson's Rule through a path in 3D space to generate pixel brightnesses. Via the iPad's multitouch interface, magnetometer, and accelerometer, the user can reorient and interact with the atomic orbital. The software is even able to show the "flow" of the electron around the orbital by presenting the time-evolving phase of the wavefunction as color.

Atom in a Box is available today for US$4.99 via Apple's new App Store for the iPad. See the App Store for price and availability outside the U.S.

For the release of the iPad version, Atom in a Box for the iPhone and iPod Touch is on sale with a special discount for a limited time!

Profiled and honored on national television by the William Shatner-hosted "Keeping America Strong" show, Dauger Research, Inc. makes high-performance computation and visualization easy to use and accessible to users. Our award-winning team, to better accomplish our scientific goals, reinvented the cluster computer ten years ago, pioneering easy-to-use, high-performance clusters. Dauger Research, Inc., is committed to bridging the divides between the scientifically and technically complex and the mainstream.  

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