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Geogebra is an interactive geometry tool which started as a free clone of Geometer's Sketchpad, but is now also an algebra, statistics and calculus tool. It is available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, or as a web app. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Feb 22, 2014 - 10 comments

lolcatting all the way to the bank

goatse hijacked my bank account
posted by quonsar on Aug 1, 2008 - 53 comments

I watched a particle crawl randomly along the edge of a straight razor

Cinematic particles is an online applet that draws watercolor-like visualizations of movie dialogs, from Apocalypse Now to Zabriskie Point. See also: Spinal Rhythms, L-Garden, SpyCamp and other online toys by Austrian artist Eva Schindling.
posted by elgilito on Sep 15, 2007 - 3 comments

Ripple Tank Simulation

Ripple Tank Simulation is a delightful, mesmeric java applet simulation of a ripple tank. It demonstrates two dimensional wave phenomena such as interference, diffraction, refraction, resonance, phased arrays, and the Doppler effect (do try the 3D view). From Paul Falstad's fantastic collection of Math, Physics and Engineering Applets.
posted by MetaMonkey on Jan 25, 2006 - 14 comments

Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored!

Phutball (Rules, Java Applet), aka Philosophers' Football or ConwayGo is a deceptively simple 2-player game you can play on a Go board, or any rectangular grid. (It may be simple, but finding the right move is [PDF] NP Complete.)
posted by Wolfdog on Aug 2, 2005 - 7 comments

It's Life, Jim, but not as we know it

Beyond Life [Java]. Mirek's Cellebration is an beautiful applet for exploring all sorts of cellular automata. Source code and standalone version also available.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 4, 2005 - 7 comments


Flash and Java Enigma machines. And, if you're burdened with free time, an excellent text adventure in which Enigma-deciphering plays a crucial role.
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 28, 2004 - 12 comments

If abc -> abd, then xyz -> ?

Copycat [Java] - long available only in its rickety original LISP source - is now an interactive applet. You can propose analogy puzzles based on strings of letters and watch Copycat build up and tear down models of the problem until it finds a solution it's happy with. It will explain its reasoning, and, since stochastic elements are inolved, can come up with alternate solutions upon rerun. Tutorial for the applet here; or, explore MetaCat, the next generation follow-up.
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 2, 2004 - 6 comments

Digital sand

Sand. (Java applet)
posted by Wet Spot on Oct 25, 2003 - 13 comments

The Secret Lives of Numbers

The Secret Lives of Numbers A couple of programmers took it upon themselves to use "a popular search engine"(just say it: Google) to determine the relative popularity of every integer up to one million. Even if you just take it as a big case of overthink, it's kind of fun to play with the Java-based visual representation, which provides some of the terms associated with the numbers as you click on them.
[Short warning inside; read before visiting.]
posted by Su on Feb 11, 2002 - 20 comments

No Short Haired Yellow Bellied Son of Tricky-Dicky's gonna MotherHubbard soft-soap Me with just a Pocketful of hope!!1

No Short Haired Yellow Bellied Son of Tricky-Dicky's gonna MotherHubbard soft-soap Me with just a Pocketful of hope!!1 Warning!!! Applet window!
posted by crunchburger on Jan 16, 2002 - 21 comments

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