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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Newton's apple

"Newton’s apple - the birth of a physics legend", By Hamish Johnston
In 1666 a young Isaac Newton was waiting out the plague in his mother’s garden in Lincolnshire when an apple fell from a tree. Newton wondered why such bodies always moved downwards, rather than sideways or upwards – and the theory of universal gravitation was born. Read more

newton.jpgHome to a famous apple tree