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Is Javier Baez's Rocket-Powered Swing Built To Last?

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

Without knowing it, Chicago Cubs rookie slugger Javier Baez pays homage to Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion with each swing. He takes big giant cuts and hits big giant homers. The problem is, the equal and opposite reactions to the mechanics that generate all that power render the other parts of his swing wildly unstable. Read more...

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described his three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. These laws also work well as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Read more...

Old Master paintings, silver, porcelain and glass included in Koller Zurich's autumn auctions

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On 20 September, Koller will be presenting the first edition of Isaac Newton?s ?Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica? (Mathematical principles of natural philosophy), published in London 1687 ? one of the most important scientific books of all times. Show More Summary

3 Reasons You Should Let Yourself Get Distracted

Sometimes a good diversion is exactly what you need to get back on track. Sir Isaac Newton wasn't in his laboratory when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. If you believe the fable, he was relaxing in the countryside, and whether or not an apple fell on his head what matters is that he was taking a break when the realization hit him. Read Full Story

Isaac Newton statue by artist and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi joins Talking Statues

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The British Library announced that the statue of Isaac Newton by artist and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi on the British Library?s piazza has been given a voice as part of the exciting new project, Talking Statues. Over the next year visitors...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Sir Isaac Newton – The Man Who Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

Key Facts about Sir Isaac Newton Born 25th December 1642, Died  20th March 1727 Explained the nature of gravity and the motion of the planets Discovered the spectrum of colors in white light and the particle nature of light Developed...Show More Summary

Robert Hooke Got An Ant Drunk For Science

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Robert Hooke was a scientist, artist, and nemesis to Isaac Newton. In his spare time, he engaged in one of the most celebrated science art projects. To do so, he was forced to get an ant drunk. Yes, really. Read more...

Im-patent to innovate

“If I have seen further”, Isaac Newton once demurred, “it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. The process of invention has long been a cumulative one, in which incremental advances are made on previous innovations. However aShow More Summary

Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.

A Stunning Squid-Like Mosaic Image of a Recently Discovered Nebula

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Romano Corradi created a stunning squid-like mosaic image of the recently discovered Ou4 nebula using data from the 2.5 meter Isaac Newton Telescope. Some signs point to it being a planetary nebula, but the actual origin of Ou4 is currently unknown. image via Romano Corradi

Online Isaac Newton manuscripts workshop

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

India's Zetatrek citizen science initiative is online workshop starting on 19th July, where science and math hobbyists from all over the world are invited to study the original manuscripts of Sir Isaac Newton. Read the rest

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products

Sir Isaac Newton probably wasn't thinking about how animals urinate when he was developing his laws of gravity. But they are connected – by the urethra, to be specific. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study investigated how quickly 32 animals urinate. Show More Summary

Who’s The Better Scientist? Sir Isaac Newton Or Bill Nye? Only One Way To Settle This… In An Epic Rap Battle Of History!

3 months agoOdd : The Inquisitr - Odd

Epic LLOYD and Nice Peter have released their latest Epic Rap Battles of History, and this time, it is Sir Isaac Newton going against Bill Nye. In a related report by The Inquisitr, season three of Epic Rap Battles of History have matched some of the most entertaining personalities which include Joan of Arc versus

Great Job, Internet!: “Weird Al” Yankovic plays Isaac Newton in Epic Rap Battles Of History

Epic Rap Battles Of History, the popular web series that pits famous figures of the past against each other for hyperactively edited hip-hop duels, has cast a few real-life celebrity guest stars in the past—most notably Snoop Lion, as well as Key & Peele. Show More Summary

Rap Battle: Newton vs. Nye and Tyson

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) This is what you may call old school vs. new school in the Epic Rap Battles of History series when Sir Isaac Newton raps against Bill Nye the Science Guy with help from Neil deGrasse Tyson. No matter how much you likeShow More Summary

Weird Al And 'Bill Nye' Face Off In Epic Rap Battle Because The Universe Is Infinitely Awesome

Hold the phone. Sir Isaac Newton is rap battling Bill Nye in an actually epic rap battle. Why so epic? Because Weird Al is playing Sir Isaac Newton, and Weird Al automatically makes everything epic, duh. Plus, Sir Isaac Newton actually...Show More Summary

Epic Rap Battle of History: Nye + Tyson vs. Newton [Video]

Considering that Weird Al. is playing the part of Isaac Newton, the guy pretty much won by default. [ERB]

I Feel Okay About Bill Nye Losing This Debate

Finally, the matchup we've been waiting for: Bill Nye vs. Isaac Newton in an Epic Rap Battle (featuring Weird Al Yankovic as Newton):

Weird Al Yankovic Is Isaac Newton

It's pretty easy to burn out on the "Famous Rap Battles of History" videos, but every once in a while they do something special, like getting Key and Peele to do Gandhi vs. MLK. So, yeah...not...

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