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Sir Isaac Newton First Edition Up for Auction

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton is up for auction and is expected to fetch at least $1 million.

Tattoo artist Kat Von D snags a well-traveled Victorian in Windsor Square

Tattoo artist and television personality Kat Von D has inked a deal in Windsor Square, buying a noted Victorian-style home in the historic neighborhood for $6.5 million, The Times has confirmed. Built in 1890 for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, the prominent landholder for which the San Fernando neighborhood...

Rice-led team shows it can improve quality of supercomputing answers by 1,000 times

(Rice University) Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how 'inexact computing' can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.

Computer scientists find 'inexact computing' can improve answers

Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how "inexact computing" can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.

A well-designed reissue of Newton’s Principia

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Small Spanish publisher Kronecker Wallis is doing a Kickstarter campaign to print a well-designed version of Isaac Newton’s Principia, one of the most important texts in science. We have spent several months working on a desire. TheShow More Summary

Newton was an Alchemist

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

As I'm sure many people are aware these days, with the greater availability of historical materials and their analysis, Isaac Newton was as much alchemist as scientist. His worldview encompassed mysticism, mathematics, and cosmology in equal parts, a function of his time. Show More Summary

Keke Palmer Gives Good Face For Her Smoldering & Wet Vulkan Magazine Spread!

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

If looks could kill… Keke Palmer looks AH-Mazing in the new issue of Vulkan magazine, serving up fierce face for her photo shoot! The Scream Queens starlet dressed in a floral Isaac Newton gown to pose in a tub of water, and we're totally living for all this smolder. Doesn't she look mesmerizing?? Related: Lea Michele & Keke [...]

How Isaac Newton Figured Out Gravity With A Little Help From His Friends

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

How did Newton derive the universal law of gravitation? This question was originally answered on Quora by Alejandro Jenkins.

Europe's Oldest Living Creature May Reveal Secrets From The Past Thousand Years

Adonis was already 750 years old when Isaac Newton formulated his Laws on Motion

Cracking Open a Six-Pack

What goes up must come down. That's what Sir Isaac Newton suggested anyway in his Universal Law of Gravity. It is easy to think in watching the stock market since the end of June, however, that it does not adhere to the law of gravi...

Eirenaeus Philalethes was at the height of his fame in the...

Eirenaeus Philalethes was at the height of his fame in the second half of the 17th century. His chemical writings had influenced Robert Boyle and would later guide the alchemical work of Isaac Newton. Even into the early 18th century these writings influenced such foundational figures in chemistry as Georg Stahl. Show More Summary

Meet Doctor Strange's Magical New Teammates, Including Isaac Newton and Merlin

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Avengers. The Defenders. The X-Men. The Inhumans. The list of Marvel’s mightiest teams goes on and on, collections of the finest heroes in the universe. Stephen Strange just beat all of them by starting his own magical team featuring one of the most influential scientists in history and a straight-up fictional wizard. Read more...

9 Outstanding Math Prodigies

4 months agoHumor / odd : Oddee

From the Chinese delivery man who solved a complex math riddle to the teen who came up with a solution for a 350-year-old problem posed by Isaac Newton, take a look at these real-life Will Huntings.

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

Tidal Forces Can Trigger Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Since the time of Isaac Newton, scientists have wondered if the gravitational pull of the sun and moon might be strong enough to trigger earthquakes and tremors on Earth. An analysis of 81,000 low-frequency earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault now confirms these suspicions. Read more...

UK Royal Society's #1 cybersecurity recommendation: don't backdoor crypto

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Royal Society, once presided over by Isaac Newton, is one of Britain's most respected learned institutions: that's why it matters so much that the organisation's new report, "Progress and research in cybersecurity," begins by demanding...Show More Summary

Martin Shkreli -- NY State's Gunning for His Isaac Newton!

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Martin Shkreli -- the controversial pharma exec people love to hate -- might have to part ways with some rare and historic treasures... like an Isaac Newton manuscript! New York state's tax board is going after Shkreli's insane collection of…

Warren Buffett once proposed a 4th Law of Motion to explain the pitfalls of active management

Isaac Newton changed the way we understand the physical universe in the late 1600s with his three laws of motion. The groundbreaking laws explain the relationship between a given body and the forces acting on it, and changes in the body's...Show More Summary

Your Cat May Understand Physics Better Than You Do

According to a new study, cats understand certain laws of physics. Does this make them smarter than their owners? Dog lovers will probably have an opinion on this. If he were still around, Isaac Newton might have one as well. This study may be viewed as evidence...

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