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ESA Names Mission For Astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
2014-07-22 03:59:19

ESA When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia. More than 4000 people replied to the call for a mission name earlier this year and Principia was suggested 20 times. The name refers to Isaac Newton’s world-changing three-part text on physics, Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity. Famously pondering why apples fall from trees, Newton wrote down...

2013-08-14 23:24:18

Physicist Louis A. Del Monte Explains the Scientific Meaning of Time in Layman’s Terms Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The science of time is a concept that most people do not think about. Author and Physicist Louis A. Del Monte helps break down the true nature of time in his latest YouTube webisode series, “The Science of Time.” In a three-part series, Del Monte explains: There is no widely accepted definition of time. Del Monte traces the scientific view of...

2008-12-08 18:04:34

Sweden's Uppsala University said a copy of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is back with the school after its theft 40 years ago. Uppsala University officials said the book, which was given to the university by astronomer Petrus Elvius shortly after it was first published in 1687, disappeared from the school's library in the 1960s by means unknown, Swedish News Agency TT reported Monday. Officials said the book was given back to the school by a U.S. collector who...

2005-07-01 13:53:21

LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of notes by the 17thcentury English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton,that scientists thought had been lost forever, have been found. The notes on alchemy were originally discovered afterNewton's death in 1727 but were lost after they were sold atauction in July 1936 for 15 pounds ($27). They were found while researchers were cataloguingmanuscripts at the Royal Society, Britain's academy of leadingscientists. "This is a hugely exciting find for...


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