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NIST Newton Apple Tree in Washington, D.C.

Perched among a cluster of embassies on the former National Bureau of Standards campus, one unassuming trunk can trace its roots to the apple tree that allegedly bonked Isaac Newton on the head and inspired the theory of gravity. The original Newton apple tree is located on the Woolsthorpe Manor. Show More Summary

Found: A Hidden Drawing in Sir Isaac Newton's Childhood Home

Sir Isaac Newton, an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, and physicist widely known for his many contributions to human knowledge, including the laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as the reflecting telescope, was also an avid wall scribbler as a child. Show More Summary

Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton’s annotated copies of Principia Mathematica -- a work that changed the history of science -- have been added to UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register.

Bitcoin price plunges as multiple exchanges suffer downtime

While Sir Isaac Newton was the first to coin the phrase “what goes up must come down” in relation to gravity, the same theory can be applied to bitcoin with the cryptocurrency dropping in value by over $1,000 in trading Wednesday after hitting yet-another new record high of $11,363.99 during the day. Show More Summary

A Mysterious Stone, Ancient Seafaring Mysteries, and Sir Isaac Newton

Early human civilizations built stone temples in Malta over 5,000 years ago which today remain some of the oldest existing free-standing structures in the world. The enigmatic Tal-Qadi Stone was discovered in 1927 at Tal-Qadi, one such megalithic temple in Malta. The Tal-Qadi stone is a broken shard of limestone measuring 29cm by 23.5cm and... Read more »

VR and the Future of Science

For centuries, scientific thought has enabled us to answer questions we have about our universe. Like Sir Isaac Newton’s question of why the apple fell from the tree and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, breakthroughs in the areas...Show More Summary

Coloring the heartbeat

In the 17th Century two giants of science, Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke, were both trying to understand how the wings of butterflies and peacocks, which are made of the same material as our fingernails and hair, could colors of such brilliant quality. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Open Thread

Isaac Newton William Blake Sing louder aroundTo the bells' cheerful soundWhile our sports shalll be seenOn the echoing green...

A Body In Motion…

…stays in motion,” Isaac Newton explains in his first law of motion. This is true of objects. It is also true of us. Recently, I received an email from a reader with this question: Did you know what your passion was when you started downsizing? What advice would you give to people that don’t know […]

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three-body problem

The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. Studies on the three-body problem led to the discovery of the so-called sensitivity dependence of initial condition (SDIC) of chaotic dynamic systems. Today,Show More Summary

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three body problem

The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s, thereafter Lagrange, Euler, Poincare and so on. Studies on the three-body problem leaded to the discovery of the so-called sensitivity dependence of initial condition (SDIC) of chaotic dynamic system. Show More Summary

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three body problem

(Science China Press) The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. In the 300 years since this three-body problem was first recognized, only three families of periodic orbits had been found, until 2013 when 11 new families of periodic orbits were discovered. Show More Summary

Direct and accurate measurements of electron densities of plasmas

Isaac Newton's discovery in the mid-1600s that white light consists of a spectrum of rainbow colors, and then in the early 1800s Joseph von Fraunhofer's observation of lines in the solar spectrum laid the foundations for modern day spectroscopy—the workhorse of astronomers analyzing the chemical compositions of plasmas that form the basis of stars and galaxies.

Black Coffee: Sir Isaac Newton and the Three Bears

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Another glorious week comes to an end. Off we go … “I can calculate the movement of stars, […]

Advice From The Trader Who Made $1 Billion In 1929...

Authored by Simon Black and Tim Price via SovereignMan.com, In the late spring of 1720, Sir Isaac Newton decided to sell his stocks. Newton had been an investor in the South Sea Company, a famous enterprise which effectively commanded...Show More Summary

Europe - eShop lists The Bridge for Switch

The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Show More Summary

Priest of Nature review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Rob Iliffe on The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton, in Priest of Nature, recently out from Oxford University Press. Quite a few Newton-related titles now under review at...Show More Summary

Einstein's Theory Passes A Massive Test

The most basic physical laws you've learned -- those drafted up by Isaac Newton in the 17th century -- don't work for everything. Once you try to applying them to really fast things moving nearly at the speed of light or things heavier than stars, they start to fall apart. Show More Summary

Almost Free Book Alert: The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson

Tom Levenson is a professor, a teacher of journalism and science journalism, and an Einstein scholar. He also knows a thing or two about Isaac Newton. One of my favorite non fiction books of all time is Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist. One of the reasons this…

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