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Should Washington look to Newton, Fitzgerald projects he’s worth a two-year deal with an average salary per year of $7 million.Should Washington draft a quarterback? Make a trade? Stand pat? Five experts weigh in.|Sam Fortier, Nicki Jhabvala|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Out was Newton’s idea, which had reigned for nearly two centuries, of masses that appeared to tug on one another.Einstein’s theory of general relativity unveiled a dynamic and bizarre cosmos|Elizabeth Quill|February 3, 2021|Science News
If anyone knows whether Newton can build back close to what he once was or whether he is truly on the downslope of his career, it should be Rivera.With Matthew Stafford out of the running, Washington’s quarterback options are limited|Nicki Jhabvala, Sam Fortier|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
By the time Newton’s laws had had their way with the cop, Joe had darted back into the crowd and escaped undetected.
In Newton’s era, quarantine meant a profound isolation, with little but an apple tree to keep one company.
Newton was born during a 150-year-period where England used a different calendar from the rest of Europe.
As a result, while Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in England, his birthday was January 4, 1643 everywhere else.
Ed first appeared in 1987 on City By Night, a talk show on Newton Cable, a now-defunct offbeat indie cable network.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Michael A. Newton is a West Point graduate who serves as professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt University Law School.Iraqi Insurgents Circulate the Lie That They Killed the Judge in Saddam’s Trial|Michael Newton|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one musher this year was a seemingly improbable contender: Newton Marshall hails from St. Anne, Jamaica.
John Newton's 'Apologia' was, in particular, a very vigorous defence of Church establishments.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
I rejoyce to hear of your approaching arrival, and hope that by that time Newton may have something to say.
It was Bentley, too, who arranged for the publication of a second edition of Newton's Principia in 1713.A History of the Cambridge University Press|S. C. Roberts
“I have been obliged to sell most of the shop furniture,” said Nicholas, observing Newton to cast his eyes at the empty window.
Newton could not resist the appeal; it appeared to point out to him that he was summoned to answer the call made upon Providence.
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See Newton's law of gravitation Newton's laws of motion.
The British mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton stands as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Newton spent most of his working life at Cambridge University. In 1665, the year he received his bachelor's degree, an outbreak of the bubonic plague caused Cambridge to close for two years. Newton returned to his family home in Lincolnshire and, working alone, did some of his most important scientific work. Perhaps his greatest achievement was to demonstrate that scientific principles have universal applications. His universal law of gravitation states that there is an attractive force acting between all bodies in the universe. According to the famous-and possibly true-story, he observed an apple falling from a tree and, remarkably, connected the force drawing the apple to the ground with that keeping the Moon in its orbit. Along with his law of gravitation, Newton's three laws of motion, which laid the basis for the science of mechanics, bridged the gap between scientific thinking about terrestrial and celestial dynamics. The laws are: (1) A body at rest or moving in a straight line will continue to do so unless acted upon by an external force; (2) The acceleration of a moving object is proportional to and in the same direction as the force acting on it and inversely proportional to the object's mass; and (3) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For nearly 400 years these laws have remained unchallenged; even Einstein's Theory of Relativity is consistent with them. Newton stated his laws of motion in his 1687 masterpiece, the Principia Mathematica, in which he also introduced his formulation of the calculus (what we now call simply calculus, a different version of which was simultaneously developed by Leibnitz). In optics, Newton demonstrated that white light contains all the colors of the spectrum and provided strong evidence that light was composed of particles.