Sex just is about to get even safer thanks to a group of middle school students in the U.K. Daanyaal Ali, 14, and Chirag Shah, 13, of Isaac Newton Academy in Essex have invented a concept for a condom that detects potential STDs. Related: STUDY: Does Size Matter? Report Examines Links Between Penis Size And Condom Failure The condom is […]
Glow yellow for herpes? A group of British teenage boys have presented an idea for a condom that changes color based on whether its wearer has an STD. Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah, from London’s Isaac Newton Academy, shared the concept for the shade-shifting sheath at TeenTech London. Show More Summary
A small, worn monument in a pasture just north of New Market, Va., on the Old Valley Pike, marks the location where Capt. George W. Summers and Sgt. Isaac Newton Koontz, of the 7th Virginia Cavalry, were shot dead on the order of a Union officer more than two months after Gen. Show More Summary
Buzzfeed reports: Creators Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah, from London’s Isaac Newton Academy, wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before” without invasive testing. Their invention, cleverly named the S.T.EYE,...Show More Summary
Columbia’s printed Judaica collection is composed of many different books, each with their own story to tell. Unfortunately, however, only about 1/3 of our books were actually in our online catalog. To rectify this, we hired Hannah Vaitsblit, a Barnard student who has been carefully checking every Judaica book in our rare stacks to make […]
God-given talent is hard to explain. It gave David Beckham and Roberto Carlos a better control of physics than Isaac Newton, but the famed physicist had a greater understanding of how it all worked. That’s why an explanation of the famed...Show More Summary
For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton was talking about physics, but he could have just as easily been talking about NFL offseason moves—if the NFL had existed back in the 17th and 18th centuries. With each offseason move the Miami Dolphins made, they impacted their roster in one way or another. Show More Summary
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It’s been nearly a year since we last featured an awesome Rube Goldberg machine in action. This video by Toronto-based production company 2D House created “Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg”, a stylish video of a magnet-driven Rube Goldberg Machine that’s replete with playful visual trickery, including one particularly impressive twist. Show More Summary
For all his contributions to science, controversial and otherwise, in modern context Sir Isaac Newton is most indelibly associated with one rather succinct assertion of physical truth: For every action, there is an equal and opposite...Show More Summary
Isaac Newton tracked down counterfeiters. Boy Scout founder Robert Baden Powell was also a spy who hid troop positions in butterfly drawings. Today, we want to know about the lesser known — but fascinating — stories from the lives of historical figures. Read more...
An object in motion will stay in motion. No need to tell this tree your laws, Isaac Newton! Viral video surfaced on Wednesday of a tree uprooting and falling right onto kids playing at a park in Chelsea, MA. While no one died from the terrifying incident, one two-year-old is still in the hospital in Boston after [...]
Isaac Newton assured his place in scientific history by shaping our understanding of gravity. But even geniuses have bills to pay. And for quite some time, this was how Newton paid his. Read more...
From Hackteria, an introduction to nanotechnology - NanoHacking-UNILI: "The innovators of 1600 were hackers before the word existed; they proposed open sharing of ideas for the benefit of humanity. Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, Descartes,...Show More Summary
Are satellites fake? Nobody knows, because no one has done an experiment to determine if rocket engines will produce thrust in a vacuum. At least that’s what this Kickstarter says, and it’s asking for $100 to test multiple types of rocket...Show More Summary
Seems Isaac Newton plumbed the Book of Daniel to calculate the Final Days: 2060--at the earliest.
Animator Kevin Orzel offers a rapid-fire, adorably-animated look at the life and times of Isaac Newton, whom "you may know from every science book you've ever read." (Spoiler alert: Newton was a genius.) Read more...
Fiber artist Mana Morimoto adds colorful embroidery to a diverse range of media, including sculptures and concert tickets. This augmented etching of Isaac Newton (hit the jump for the full image) is one of our favorites. See more of Morimoto's work on Tumblr and Cargo Collective, or purchase prints on Society 6. Read more...
Image via (cc) Flickr/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Sir Isaac Newton possessed one of, if not the most significant minds in the history of the human race. Astronomy, mathematics, theology, Newton’s influence stretches across...Show More Summary
Because all historical figures should get some sort of rock-and-roll, sexified story or else Hollywood isn’t doing its job, David S. Goyer, the man behind Da Vinci’s Demons is producing an Isaac Newton biopic. Read more...