Tagged: Newton

Episode 30: Gravitational Push

How does one make oneself a success? Is it by finding something one enjoys and making that a profession? Or by pursuing a successful profession that already exists?

Frankly, we don’t know or care. We have other things to worry about. I mean, there’s another royal baby for Queen’s sake.

Come now to Cambridge, where a couple of quacks are battling over the soul of a young lady who only has one letter in her name. Pile in!

(Featuring a special, surprise guest at the end. Although you can spoil the surprise by reading the credits.)

Episode 16a: A Waste of Time

“We are pleased to present a guest episode of Action Science Theatre created especially for LabLit.com!”
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If you could travel back in time and bring anyone back to the modern day, who would it be? Our choice? We’d leave them where they were, but suggest more people wear hats. Very tall hats. A lot of you would probably say Shakespeare, but, well, that’s you isn’t it? Predictable. And slightly shifty looking.

Join us for a special episode created just for our friends at LabLit.com. It has the answers to everything, and so much more. What is Parkin? Who has the best carpets? And, of course, which is better; art or science? Check, check, check, check it out.

How to fall and miss the ground

One day Isaac Newton sat under a tree and watched an apple fall (or probably he didn’t, but let’s not dwell on that just now). He thought to himself “I wonder if an apple at the bottom of the tree feels a stronger pull towards the earth than an apple at the top of the tree?” – so perhaps the force something feels due to Earth’s gravity changes depending on how far away it is from the Earth. “Now I come to think of it,” he continued, “I’m hungry for apple pie,” and he went on his way, for all we know.