A Newton's Cradle Stuck To Your Fridge Easily Bests Magnetic Poetry

It's weird that the one room in your house where you're constantly killing time waiting for the microwave to finish, or the stove to heat up, has the least number of distractions to keep you entertained. And a fridge covered in magnetic poetry (yawn) isn't the answer, but a magnetic Newton's Cradle hanging from the… » 12/02/14 9:26am 12/02/14 9:26am

Here's what a mathematically perfect centered pool break looks like

If you're curious about what would happen if a perfectly hit cue ball hit a perfectly aligned pool rack perfectly in the middle, well here's what it will look like. It's mathematically perfect. Not even the best pool players in the world, magnet breakers or robots can even get it to look like this. » 2/07/14 12:11am 2/07/14 12:11am

Newton's Cradle Is So Much Better With Motorcycle Helmets

You've seen Newton's balls before. You might even have one on your desk. You know, the thing that demonstrates energy transference. But I can guarantee you've never seen it in action like this before (truth be told, it was faked). » 4/16/13 6:20pm 4/16/13 6:20pm

Light Bulbs Are the Best and Worst Balls For a Newton's Cradle

Newton's Cradle is well-known for its repeating clicks, and gracing the desks of executives everywhere. This fragile, but awesome installation by Yasutoki Kariya changes things up a bit by using light bulbs instead of metal spheres. Surprisingly, they manage not to shatter. » 8/04/12 12:00pm 8/04/12 12:00pm

Deadly Sound Bullets Spring From Newton's Cradle

Everyone's favorite clacking desktop amusement has been weaponized. Well, almost: researchers at CalTech have used Newton's Cradle as a jumping off point for an acoustic weapon capable of ripping through a submarine with its sonic bullets. » 4/07/10 10:40am 4/07/10 10:40am

Boynq Swing USB Hub Inspired By Newton's Cradle

You don't know what happens on your desk when you are out of the office. What if your 4-port USB hub is carrying on a torrid affair with your Newton's cradle? Well, the cat will be out of the bag if you show up to work one day and find a Boynq Swing USB hub sitting on your desk. Outside of the unique design, the Swing… » 8/20/08 3:30pm 8/20/08 3:30pm