The scientific genius had very specific habits when he pored over books in his favorite library.
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Sir Isaac Newton once quipped, "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants who came before me." I am (obviously) no Sir Isaac Newton, but as I prepare to take over the reigns of RedState,...Show More Summary
In the wee hours of the late 17th century, Isaac Newton could be found locked up in his laboratory prodding the secrets of nature. Giant plumes of green smoke poured from cauldrons of all shapes and sizes, while others hissed and spat new and mysterious chemical concoctions, like miniature volcanoes erupting with knowledge from the unknown. Show More Summary
When Isaac Newton first came up with the theory of gravity, he presented what seemed like a simple problem. If you have three bodies orbiting around each another, how do you come up with an equation that describes how they move? Two hundred years or so later, mathematicians came up with the answer – you […]
Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Francis Bacon and Johannes Kepler | Image: Goose friendI'm sure that the vast majority of people reading this would answer in the affirmative if asked whether they could pass a short quiz consisting of basic science questions. Show More Summary
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 […]
Drawing inspiration from other companies is an important part of every entrepreneurs toolkit. To misquote Isaac Newton, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. It’s easy to get...
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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