Isaac Newton had a thing or two to say about gravity and the laws of motion, but if a lesser known creation of his took off, we'd all be speaking a different language right now. As Arika Okrent explains at the Week, Newton drew up plans for a "universal language"...
I feel the need to write about something that's as far removed from Benghazi as humanly possible. How about Isaac Newton? As we all know, he invented calculus, the theory of gravity, and Newtonian mechanics, as well as conducting pioneering work in optics. Show More Summary
Richard Dawkins wrote: I am starting to think that the onus is on those who espouse 'serious theologians' to nominate at least ONE who is serious enough to be worth bothering to engage. It cannot be John Haught ( see here ). Nor canShow More Summary
Surely you're aware of Newton's Cradle - named after famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton - even if you didn't actually know it was called Newton's Cradle. Click here for Wikipedia's page on the device... okay, got it? Good. So, it's that thing that people put on their desks at work with little metal balls suspended on very thin wires. Show More Summary
Can't wait for the highbrow sequel involving the "proper" placement of bananas.
The parabolic move in Bitcoin prices has us thinking about some of the most notorious asset bubbles in history. We were thumbing through some of Jeremy Grantham's old research and saw this great chart from Marc Faber. "I can calculate the movement of stars, but not the madness of men," Newton apparently said after he lost his fortune. Show More Summary
By TinyCapResearch: Apples have a storied history. Eve allegedly ate an apple from the Tree of Knowledge, giving her great insight into the world. On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, an apple dropped onto Isaac Newton's head, causing him to discover gravity. Show More Summary
Isaac Newton, the giant of classical physics and co-inventor of calculus, was a pill. His anti-social and arrogant ways are well documented, providing a small comfort to people today who might feel daunted by the towering achievements of this 17th-century genius. Yet, there is no denying his foundational importance to science, known at the time [...]
Made by programmer Ty Taylor and artist Mario Castañeda, The Bridge is a two-dimensional game where players manipulate gravity to solve puzzles in a world where “Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher.” Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $15
Isaac Newton clearly had the college basketball bubble in mind when he postulated that for every action there must be an equal and opposite reaction. As one team's stock rises, another's must inevitably fall. In the past week, 10 ofShow More Summary
At age 20: Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics. At age 21: Thomas Alva Edison created his first invention, an electric vote recorder, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Inc., and Alfred Tennyson published his first poetry. At age 22: Inventor Samuel Colt [...]Show More Summary
Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the... -
Epic Rap Battles of History ended 2012 on a particularly high note, with special guest Snoop Dogg and/or Lion playing the role of a Moses with mad game to take on NicePeter’s spittin’ Santa Claus and EpicLloyd’s angry elves. The episode...Show More Summary
In 1901, GK Persei was discovered to have gone nova 1,300 lights years from Earth. This time-lapse video captures the expansion of the nova from 1953 through 2011 using images from the Isaac Newton Telescope and the Nordic Optical Telescope, showing off a remarkable display of stellar fireworks. More »
Let’s look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. Show More Summary
This video is called "Isaac Newton v Rube Goldberg", but you'll have to watch it to find out why. Here's your grab bag of geek for the week:
Isaac Newton laid out the physical ballistic requirements to hit the moon with a gun with his famous Cannonball thought experiment. Since Newton, and for years before him, humans have relentlessly sought to shoot the man in the moon in his big, smirking face. Now, we've nearly figured it out. More »
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –Isaac Newton Newton noted his own contributions to science were made possible by studying, learning and knowing the works of those before him. His sentiment is echoed by conservatives who study, learn and maintain the belief that moral order is not a [...]Show More Summary
Izik, whose name is a riff on 17th-century scientist Isaac Newton, debuted Friday with the release of free apps for the iPad and Android tablets.
2D Photograhy: This was a fun short Rube Goldberg Machine we produced in house. Mostly an experiment but definitely quite interesting and very rewarding to create. We hope you enjoy :). [2dphotography] No related posts.