You almost have to feel bad for Isaac Newton. Despite all of his groundbreaking discoveries in mathematics and physics, his accomplishments just got eclipsed by a man named James Risner — who has somehow bent the laws of the universe to build an infinitely-looped spiral model railroad. More »
You almost have to feel bad for Isaac Newton. Despite all of his groundbreaking discoveries in mathematics and physics, his accomplishments have just been eclipsed by a man named James Risner who has somehow bent the laws of the universe to build an infinitely-looped spiral model railroad. Read more...
By Shaykh Akram Nadwi Both Sir Isaac Newton of Cambridge University and Ibrahim were great thinkers and great observers. They both observed natural phenomena and came up with amazing but different discoveries. Newton observed an apple falling from a tree and discovered gravity and forces of attraction. Ibrahim observed the sun, the moon and the stars […]
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This week’s puzzle is not about gravity, though you’d be excused for suspecting as much. After all, when most people read “Isaac Newton” and “tree” in the same sentence, they think also of falling apples. But this week’s puzzle, which is widely attributed to Newton, is actually an exercise in orderly arboriculture. Read more...
Early scientists were not at all shy about experimenting on themselves. Isaac Newton stuck a needle into his own eye socket. Robert Hooke shoved his arm into a vacuum chamber. And in the first episode of Sacrificed from Fusion, we learn what 18th century physician John Hunter thought was an effective way to investigate gonorrhoea and syphilis. More »
Where [Isaac Newton] had his apple (maybe), [Chao Chen] found inspiration in a pine cone for a design project that lead to a water-sensitive building material. He noticed the way some pine cones are sensitive to water, closing up tight when it rains, but opening up with dry conditions. Show More Summary
On this day in 1687, Isaac Newton published his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica—commonly known as the Principia. Within its pages, the eccentric British genius laid out his laws of motion and his theories regarding universal gravitation, which cemented his legacy as the foundational figure in modern physics, astronomy, and mathematics. Show More Summary
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