Yes, it’s true. You can play Tetris in HTML. My first attempts were less than stellar, though. Apparently my skills are a bit rusty. I need to practice.
Tired of threaded discussions? Have a ripping good time obliterating a curtain of digital fabric instead. CodePen’s Tearable Cloth is anything but terrible.
- Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that CodePen allows users to tinker with the parameters of the tearable cloth (gravity, cloth height and width, etc…).
- Verlet Cloth Simulator
- Andrew Hoyer’s Cloth Simulation
- Custom Logic‘s nifty little Cloth Physics Simulation comes with a fan to stir up a breeze
100,000 Stars is a Chrome experiment that allows its users to explore the stellar denizens of our galaxy.
PlanetMaker, a Chrome experiment, is a world of fun.
A second doesn’t seem like such a big deal, right? It’s just a wee sliver of time. What’s the harm in dropping an extra second into the vast ocean of a year? With well over 31 million seconds in a year (31,540,000 to be exact) who would even care or notice if we added one more?
As it turns out, the entire internet seems to be having second thoughts about the idea. Bob Yirka‘s concise Phys.org article, Adding leap second this year expected to cause Internet problems explains how a mere chronological crumb may be enough to generate communicational and computational chaos.
Interested in the history of the adoption of and integration of technology in society and media? If so, an examination of how our government reacts to emerging technologies can be quite enlightening. Take a look at the United States House of Representatives. Why? The House’s Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House‘s very nifty Office of Art and Archives collaborate to preserve the House’s institutional memory and make it available to the public.
What might we discover? A simple search reveals that the first live television broadcast coverage of an American congressional proceeding happened on this day in 1947. That’s right: TV came to call on Congress. The House Chamber telecast the opening of the 80th Congress.
Want to ensure that students have an opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday? If so, you will be pleased to know that today is Digital Learning Day. Join others around the nation and world and take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education for all learners.