A data retrieval interface for the skies... (visit astronomyapi.com and obtain your free API key)
This API provides the average monthly arctic sea ice extent each September since 1979, derived from satellite observations.
This API provides on a quasi-daily basis, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from 2010.01.01 to the present. It is expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm).
Calculate the carbon footprint in various situations, such as travel and hydro usage.
SoK: Get accurate thermal conductivity predictions for any soil type, with optional levels of automation if you are missing certain types of measurements.
This API provides on a monthly basis, the amount of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere from 2001 to the present. Expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm).
This API provides on a monthly basis, the amount of methane in the atmosphere from 1983 to the present. Expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm).
Molecular Data is an open API that provides quantum chemical calculations, molecular mechanics, and dynamics data for a large amount of molecules, including molecular orbital diagrams and representations.
The Strain API is a free resource containing information on a large variety of marijuana strains including their race, effects, and flavors.
Connect to the Breezometer Air Quality API to get global, local, real-time data on air quality. Test an API call and export the code snippet into your app.
Science is a wide-reaching topic. From astronomy to zoology and everything in between, there are endless scientific things to explore and learn about the world around us. Science APIs help us quench our thirst for knowledge by bridging the gap between the queries we ask the applications on our devices and the companies and databases that have the answers.
A science application programming interface works like any other API by processing requests, retrieving information from the database source, and returning the requested information in an easily understood format.
Science is a significantly huge umbrella term. However, whether a developer wishes to build an app to showcase the varying rates of melting polar ice caps or one that allows for high school students to look up different facts about elements on the periodic table, there is an API for it.
Once a developer decides on the type of application they wish to build and has found a source of reliable information that allows for API access, they program the interface to use parameters to search the database and return the requested information. These actions are usually accomplished in JSON or XML format for simplicity’s sake.
Any developer wishing to build an application relating to the sciences of any kind can benefit from science APIs. Likewise, web admins that host sites offering scientific information, be it astrology, biology, elemental, environmental, or any other number of topics, can benefit.
On the user end, anyone interested in scientific fields, whether for work, school, or just as a hobbyist, can avail the apps that utilize these types of APIs.
Many people are old enough to remember the days of having to dust off their family’s encyclopedias or trudging to the nearest library to find out whatever scientific facts and figures they needed. Often, this information was outdated.
Today, we have up-to-date information in the palm of our hands, and many times, a science API is powering the application or site from which we access it.
APIs should protect both ends of the transfer of information, from the database it accesses to the user requesting it. Furthermore, a developer should ensure that the API is accessing an accurate and trustworthy source.
All Science APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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