Friday, January 22, 2010

Manuscript recalling Newton apple story lands online | Digital Media - CNET News

Newton apple, not Apple Newton; check out the full article for images and details

Another famous apple has been in the news this week. A 1752 manuscript revealing how Sir Isaac Newton formulated the theory of gravity is now online for people to view and read.

A conversation between Newton and scholar William Stukeley about Newton's life, notably his alleged encounter with a falling apple, prompted Stukeley to write Newton's 1752 biography "Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life." Experts carefully transformed the delicate 250-year-old book into an electronic version that now is on display at Britain's Royal Society Web site.

Manuscript recalling Newton apple story lands online | Digital Media - CNET News

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