Do you remember Newton’s laws of motion? Something something apple, right? No! Something something force equals mass times acceleration? That’s more like it. That’s only the second law, there are two others laws of motion that you’ll find out in the video below. The animation to Mars is neat enough to watch even if…
What goes up must come down — though not always in the way you’d expect. This is Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, and you can thank it for GPS, Google Earth and even the pictures beamed back from the other side of the Solar System. Here’s why.
The Apple Watch starts hitting wrists today with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984—here are some…
Ketchup, that delicious nectar of a condiment, is more annoying than it should be to pour out and enjoy. Why? Partly because of the dumb bottle it's in but mostly because it's a non-newtonian fluid in more than one way. Watch TED-Ed explain why it's so damn hard to pour out and what you should do instead in this…
In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, that people in Columbus’ time thought that the world was flat, or that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America and invited the Native Americans to join them.
We're loving this expertly animated history lesson in physics from the folks at BBC Science Club. Directed by Åsa Lucander and narrated by Dara O Briain, the short provides a tidy, witty and informative overview of scientists and scientific progress from Galileo right up through the Large Hadron Collider.
In observance of India's National Science Day, graphic designer Kapil Bhagat created a series of simple typographical posters that creatively recognize scientists for their various inventions or discoveries.
All the way back in the 90s, Qualcomm approached Apple to suggest that it might want to put a radio in its Newton PDA. It could have led to the first ever iPhone two decades early —but instead, Apple told Qualcomm to stick its radio chip somewhere else.
Running shoes today tend toward two extremes. You can strap gigantic foam pillows to your feet, or you can don a super thin slice of rubber and pretend you're running barefoot. (Wait, there's a third extreme—those neon green Olympics shoes.)
This Taiwanese girl just learned the laws of gravity from her iPad. Not the apps inside the iPad, but the iPad itself. While holding the tablet over her head in bed, she dozed off. That's when Newton decided to deliver his first and second laws directly to her face, in the form of a mouthful of Apple technology.
A week ago, who among us would have guessed that light, the universe's ultimate speed demon, would be observed getting outpaced by a bunch of reckless neutrinos? Yes, these observations will obviously need to be checked and rechecked, but it just goes to show that you rarely know as much about something as you think…
That is, until Einstein comes along and ruins it. Check out this thought experiment that shows how, under Newtonian physics, five bodies can complete a task an infinite number of times in a finite amount of time.
When Apple breaks with a technology—like, say, Flash—where does it go to live out the rest of its days? Looks like a nice little purgatory, actually! I think in this scenario, HyperCard is Gilligan. [Joy of Tech]
If all goes as scheduled, Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree—which inspired him to formulate his Universal Law of Gravitation—will launch to space next Friday at 2:20PM Eastern Time. Not the whole tree, mind you, but just this piece:
If you transported Apple's website back to 1993, I have no doubt it would end up looking exactly like this. Especially that beige menubar. HyperCard, anyone?
It's too early for trance for this mellow (mmm, bed...sleeeeeep) but the 3D models of iconic Apple products from the Newton to the OG iBook to iPad are genuinely delicioso enough to keep your eyes open for. Then sleep. [Recombu]
The reason Windows tablets have sucked is that they've crammed desktop interfaces onto tablets. Assumedly, the Apple tablet's magic is in the interface. So it's funny that Apple's secret tablet from over 14 years ago made the same mistake.
The Newton, like the forthcoming tablet, was introduced with expectations that it would revolutionize personal computing. Apple's then-chairman noted, "It has been said that Apple either walks on water or it sinks." That was after the Newton, well, sank.