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Data Stories: Modeling Physics and Tracking Motion

Simulate gravity in a data visualization, play with pendulum motion, and learn about visualizing real-world motion in real time.


Creating a Bouncing Ball

Observable HQ 

This post explains how to simulate gravity and motion with the D3 JavaScript library.

Swinging Simulation

Minute Labs 

Play with this online simulation from to create unique chaotic pendulums. Add or remove vertices and edit their positions, mass, and velocities, then click start to see what happens.


Tracking a Flying Bike


Design firm Clever°Franke uses data to create interactive experiences. Read about how they created near-real-time visualizations that tracked performance and engaged spectators at the 2019 Dutch national BMX championships.

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