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Late Night Open Thread: ‘Tis the Season

On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642 — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 25, 2014 … for jokers. And also comedians, bless their hearts. From the NYTimes: SAN FRANCISCO — The comedian Margaret Cho has been busking [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

How to Get Read: 8 Ways to Take your Blog From Existence to Greatness

This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low.   Here’s one thing I bet you don’t know about Isaac Newton – do you know Newton has the most valuable tooth in human history? One of his teeth was sold in 1816 at auction for approximately $3,600. In today’s terms, that is about $35,000 – which [...]Show More Summary

IceCap Asset Management: The Third Law Of 'Stock Market' Motion

Excerpted from IceCap Asset Management's Keith Dicker's latest letter to investors, Three hundred years ago, physicist Isaac Newton, compiled the Third Law of Motion. Ever since, people everywhere have noticed how every action does indeed have an equal and opposite reaction. Show More Summary

Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia

An object at rest stays at rest, and object in motion tends to stay in motion. This is inertia, defined famously by Isaac Newton in his First Law of Motion.

Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest Hot Stove Rumors Come True

When Sir Isaac Newton developed his Third Law of Motion—that every action has an equal and opposite reaction—baseball wasn't even a sport. Yet his theory holds true when it comes to America's pastime, especially when we're talking about...Show More Summary

Sir Isaac Newton and the Inadvertent Feminist

I have a confession to make: I am an inadvertent feminist. When I set out to write my screenplay Newton's Laws of Emotion -- a romantic-comedy take on Sir Isaac Newton's life -- I knew I had an opportunity to portray science differently from the waste of time many of us felt when we were in high school. Show More Summary

#ThankItForward

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. Isaac Newton "Mike, I will come work with you and be your assistant," "You can come Julie, but as my associate and friend" My heart fills with...Show More Summary

Volkswagen USA Ends 18-Month Streak, Sort Of Increases October Sales

As Isaac Newton didn’t say, to go up, Volkswagen had to go down. U.S. sales of Volkswagen brand vehicles declined 18% in October 2013, year-over-year, a 6182-unit decline in a market which expanded by 114,000 units, or 10%. Looking back,...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial...

Trippy Nuernberg Installation by Markus Linnenbrink Uses Color to Blur Spatial Boundaries

The Brooklyn-based artist was inspired by Isaac Newton’s light refraction experiments, during which a ray of light splits into different wave lengths that make up the entire color spectrum. Another source of inspiration was Goethe’s color theory that deals

Looking to SME Lending to guide Social Impact Investing growth

By: Vinay Nair "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." These famous words, by Sir Isaac Newton, are regularly referenced in the context of the rapidly growing social impact investment sector. Upon whose...Show More Summary

Infographic: Bridging the Gap - Bridges Through the Years

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a nifty infographic from Ohio University's Online Masters in Civil Engineering program. Click here to see a larger infographic with some accompanying text. "We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newton

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Isaac Newton once said, "If I see farther it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants." As someone who has witnessed the evolution of race relations in this country, I can proudly say that as a member of Congress that's what I'm...Show More Summary

Self-awareness has its payoffs, and its limits

Sir Isaac Newton, the 17th-century British philosopher and mathematician, said a lot of things. But it's a pretty fair bet that, even in his wild and crazy youth, the formulator of laws of motion and universal gravitation was not given to saying "yay," even on a day when stuff for him was going...

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

3 months 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

4 months 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 months 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

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