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SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine. Create your design in seconds with the blueprints editor. If you make a mistake, simply tap the Undo button. Zoom in and out by pinching the screen and pan the view using a two finger drag. While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design.
TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational! Take the tools in your hands to explore your creativity and imagination with Invent mode. Build outrageous machines, share them with your friends, or download popular inventions online at
This is the original sliding block Traffic Jam puzzle, brought to you by the company who created it – ThinkFun. This Rush Hour game comes with a whopping 2500 challenges, ranging from Beginner to high Expert. It's a brilliant range of challenges, if we do say so ourselves… you're going to have a lot of fun on your iPhone with Rush Hour!
Xperica HD for the iPad, brings the experience of touch to various science experiments to foster better understanding. Users can interact with various elements to see how the experiment as a whole reacts. The app is available for download free of cost and comes preloaded with a couple of experiments. Additional experiments can be purchased as add on packs for a low price. The app places an interactive virtual laboratory in the hands of students worldwide.
T-Charts Pro and Con
A simple T-Charts program. Have a tough decision to make? Measure the pros and cons of a situation. Share the answer with friends.
Critical Thinking University Think-O-Meter
Did you know critical thinking is the skill of most increasing importance in the workplace over the next 5 years – surpassing innovation or the application of information technology? Yet only 28% of college graduates are rated as having excellent critical thinking skills. Even many emerging leaders (those being groomed for the C-suite) lack good critical thinking. But every job requires critical thinking. A Project Manager needs to analyze the critical path, football coaches need to put aside emotions to make the next call; and salespeople need to identify what their clients are really looking for. The ‘Think-O-Meter’ iPhone app challenges your thinking and helps you develop a Sherlock Holmes-like attention to the evidence at hand. Think through dozens of scenarios and test your ability to separate reliable facts from assumptions, focus on the relevant information, and think critically to get the right answer.
Crack the Code
The computer mastermind has chosen a secret code. Can you crack the code before you run out of guesses? Crack the Code Free is the best codebreaker game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Your iPhone chooses a sequence of colors and you must try to guess the sequence within a specific number of guesses. Crack the Code Free includes a host of exciting features, including:
Great graphics and exciting sound effects
Configurable difficulty levels
"Use Letters" mode for colorblind players
Automatic save when you exit the app or receive a phone call
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"