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Traffic jams without bottlenecks—experimental evidence for the physical mechanism of the formation of a jam

The mathematical theory behind shockwave traffic jams was developed more than 20 years ago using models that show jams appearing from nowhere on roads carrying their maximum capacity of free-flowing traffic - typically triggered by a single driver slowing down. After that first vehicle brakes, the driver behind must also slow, and a shockwave jam of bunching cars appears, traveling backwards through the traffic. The theory has frequently been modeled in computer simulations, and seems to fit with observations of real traffic, but had never been recreated experimentally until recently (PDF of SCIENCE). The authors also released video of their experiments which has since been posted to YouTube. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 24, 2012 - 42 comments

But Not All the Live-Long Day

Working on the railroad; 5.17 flash video that is strangely hypnotic.
posted by bwg on May 27, 2011 - 37 comments

I once went clubbing fifteen nights in a row. I've seen almost every high-class club in this area, but somehow I always end up at CLUB BACARDI.

Welcome to CLUB BACARDI™, the hottest cyber club around. Try your luck at Cyber BlackJack in the Martini Casino. Show off your sleuthing skills in the Martini Mystery Game. Or just hobnob with the BACARDI Limón VIP Room regulars. I hear J.C. just broke up with her boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Nov 30, 2010 - 64 comments

In3structotank!

In3structotank! (a.k.a. Indestructotank 3) Now with nukes! And blimps! Blimps that go "boing"! And an adventure mode! (original Indestructotank on MeFi)
posted by Curious Artificer on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 comments

Rockin', beats...beats beats.

Free Beats. Classic Beats. Lost Beats.
posted by cashman on Sep 2, 2009 - 20 comments

Superstrong Baby Samurai Friday Flash Fun

Kinpira is a shockwave-game where you play a baby samurai out to rescue his mother. You run around a 3d landscape, all of which you can pick up and throw, once you grow strong enough to lift it. To start with you're picking up vases and other light items but soon enough you're lobbing houses around and eventually entire mountains. It's vaguely reminiscent of Mario 64 and Katamary Damacy.
posted by Kattullus on Aug 21, 2009 - 26 comments

Ungh!

Tennis, anyone?
posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 24, 2008 - 15 comments

I love Scotch too! (Unrelated, but true)

Shockwave Friday Fun - Tank Ball 2. (previously) [more inside]
posted by Samuel Farrow on Jun 19, 2008 - 16 comments

Do Do ... DoDoDo ... Do Do ... DoDoDo

Merry Christmas, Mefites! Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you might enjoy this fun bit of flash goodness.
posted by bwg on Dec 13, 2007 - 42 comments

Indestructotank!

The bad news is that you're controlling a lone, unarmed tank against countless enemies, and your fuel is limited. The good news is that you're completely indestructible, and can destroy the bad guys by hurling your own tank into them. Play Indestructotank!
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 12, 2007 - 27 comments

Plupon, a short and lovely game.

Plupon is a shockwave game. The object is to match up 3 descending numbered spheres so that they make up either 10 or 20. Click on the spheres to add them together. There are 7 levels.
posted by Kattullus on May 14, 2007 - 14 comments

panoramic navigation made easy

Field of View's SPi-V engine (pronounced "spiffy") lets you take panoramic images from places like flickr, and turn them into interactive, full-screen environments. (note: shockwave required)
posted by Dave Faris on Apr 9, 2007 - 6 comments

Holy recursion, Batman!

Information. One of ten random flash thingys from the 10 ways project.
posted by monju_bosatsu on May 18, 2006 - 26 comments

puppettool

Puppettool lets you animate a variety of avatars. [note: shockwave, nudity]
posted by crunchland on Mar 12, 2006 - 9 comments

School's out!

Escape from Detention. It's the last day of school (well, yesterday was, technically) and you've been not just locked but trapped in the detention room; framed for a crime you didn't commit. You've got to get three crazy Canadjun youngsters out alive; but you can only succeed if you work together. Can you point and click your way toward victory? This game's fairly straightforward, but there are a few puzzles to make you scratch your head. Just about the right difficulty for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Found via jayisgames (thar be spoilers in the comments at that link).
posted by Eideteker on Dec 3, 2005 - 9 comments

Sunday Shockwave Silliness

Moby Blaster is an arkanoid clone that lets you create your own levels. (requires Shockwave)
posted by furtive on Jul 10, 2005 - 15 comments

Your father was a hamster!

Castle Attack 2... Protect your castle from the attacking horde onslaught. You can use your archers, or lob rocks, dump boiling oil, or crush under burning logs. Extra points for accuracy. [note: shockwave, loud music, death, destruction]
posted by crunchland on Apr 29, 2005 - 19 comments

Shockwave FPS : Phosphor Alpha 4

Phospor Alpha 4! [note: Shockwave, Intense Violence]
posted by crunchland on Mar 5, 2005 - 26 comments

Duct tape/Deep Space/Gravity=Fun

Great Shockwave Game - "Doom Funnel Chasers" asks you to launch projectiles through space, plugging the funnels o' doom. Each attempt leaves its own trail, producing a fun Spirograph-ic effect. [Found via Qarcade]
posted by bullitt 5 on Dec 29, 2004 - 25 comments

I want one of these!

Supersonic RC a shockwave game from LEGO.
posted by riffola on Sep 15, 2004 - 10 comments

Damn Germans and their marbles.

Slick Ball (shockwave) — Fun little German Marble Madness-type game.
posted by Space Coyote on Jul 23, 2004 - 16 comments

somnambules

somnambules is a choreographic and interactive show for the Internet in 12 scenes and their preludes. It puts together contact dance, painting, video and music. [note: shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Jul 22, 2004 - 1 comment

sequency

sequency [note: shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 comments

Right into the wall!

Ties should be settled using this game, not shootouts. For those who aren't yet sick of soccer. Via the bowels of a SportsFilter linkdump, this is too challenging not to share. Shockwave. Damned hard.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Jul 5, 2004 - 13 comments

njam

njam... all you have to do is rotate the circle in the middle so it matches with the color of the spheres that come in from the corners. seems simple enough ... [note: shockwave, loud audio]
posted by crunchland on Jun 28, 2004 - 8 comments

Zookeeper!

Zookeeper! Match 3 or more animals, don't let the clock run out. (Shockwave req'd)
posted by arto on Jun 25, 2004 - 10 comments

covert ops

splinter -- despite an 11pm curfew imposed by your girlfriend, you have returned home very late from a drink fest with your mates. You've forgotten your keys and you must now gain entrance to your flat and get into bed without upsetting your light sleeping girlfriend. [note: shockwave, alt link <--- nsfw banner ads]
posted by crunchland on Jun 17, 2004 - 23 comments

Virtual Replay

Virtual Replay - Shockwave recreation of the major incidents in all the Euro 2004 matches. Select from multiple cameras, players' viewpoints or even the point of view of the ball. note - doesn't seem to work in Firefox.
posted by chill on Jun 16, 2004 - 13 comments

kaliedodraw

kaleidodraw [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on May 23, 2004 - 10 comments

Conflict

World Conflicts, 1899-2001 The Nobel e-Museum Group has put together a nifty little Shockwave app that shows more than 200 "wars". An excellent use of technology to distill massive amounts of information into an easily digestible (and illuminating) starting point (obligatory explanation of exceptions and methodolgy can be found here).
posted by Irontom on May 3, 2004 - 4 comments

Khaaan!!

Khaaan!! I have no idea why I find this amusing.
posted by reklaw on Apr 18, 2004 - 107 comments

Friday Flash Fun

Friday Flash Shockwave Spy Bot. "You work by fighting DataBattles, in which you deploy and maneuver programs to defeat opposing software on the memory grid." Good wholesome fun, and highly addictive.
posted by vraxoin on Mar 26, 2004 - 3 comments

Cat and Bunny

Cat and Bunny [caution: shockwave]: a hare-raising tail of love in the face of all common sense.
posted by SPrintF on Mar 7, 2004 - 19 comments

Gollum gots the bling-bling

A little Shockwave diversion, to tide over those waiting impatiently for Return of the King to open. (You might want to turn down your speakers before clicking...)
posted by Kat Allison on Dec 9, 2003 - 12 comments

Collage Machine!

Collage Machine from the National Gallery of Art. Click images to add; drag into place; click the green tab to bring an element forward, click red to send it backward; use the controls at the bottom to resize, flip, rotate and fade elements; see if you can ever, ever stop.
posted by taz on Nov 21, 2003 - 7 comments

get all medieval on your bad self.

catapult [note: shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Nov 11, 2003 - 18 comments

dutch eye candy

a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, u, w, x, y, z.
posted by crunchland on Oct 25, 2003 - 31 comments

[this is good]

[this is good] [note: flash, music, visuals, etc.]
posted by crunchland on Oct 22, 2003 - 14 comments

tile machine

the tile machine [note: shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Oct 16, 2003 - 8 comments

First you hover....then you bump!

Hoverbump -- float your robust character around and defeat the evil El Bobo! (shockwave - via tui)
posted by Ufez Jones on Oct 14, 2003 - 1 comment

Simon Swears

Simon Swears
A puerile shockwave game. (Lots of swearing, as you might have guessed.)
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 5, 2003 - 11 comments

arcadia is crack for classic gaming nerds

Those of you with crazy multi-tasking skills might want to check out Arcadia, where you play four different super simple games at the same time. Extra points for the stylishly retro chunky pixels look, which brings me right back to happy afternoons spent with my 2600!
posted by lia on Aug 5, 2003 - 18 comments

Not the real Slim Shady

The Real Hussein Warning: Shockwave
posted by konolia on Jul 27, 2003 - 4 comments

it's pretty and it tinkles

I'm not precisely sure what's going on here, but it's pretty, and it tinkles. [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Jul 4, 2003 - 25 comments

R00l da sk00l!

"Sissy" fights on the playground, at least when I was a kid, were always the bloodiest. Now you can apply the smackdown without hurting anyone. Much. Friday Flash Shockwave Fun
posted by WolfDaddy on Mar 14, 2003 - 14 comments

Whodunnit?

Frivolous Fun for Friday (although not quite lighthearted…) As an avid Gorey fan, I couldn't pass up posting these interactive murder mysteries. Shockwave required.
posted by Fenriss on Jan 31, 2003 - 5 comments

Mefi Friend

youaremyfriend.com presents an entertaining way of using dynamic DNS and shockwave put together! Turn your sound on and Enjoy!
posted by pooldemon on Dec 10, 2002 - 15 comments

Verily, it is Fun on Friday.

Verily, it is Fun on Friday. Shooting Stars 3D Minigolf - from the BBC. [Shockwave]
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 8, 2002 - 11 comments

Legato

Legato and Avant La Nuit are two exquisite interactive pieces by Nicolas Clauss, a "painter who stopped 'traditional painting' to use multimedia and the internet as a canvas", working from his Flying Puppet studio in Paris. [ Requires Shockwave. Use your mouse.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 16, 2002 - 10 comments

Rockem Sockem Rabbis!

Rockem Sockem Rabbis! Some more Shockwave fun, just in case you had any potential productivity lingering today.
posted by toddshot on Jul 19, 2002 - 3 comments

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