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Pioneer 10: darkness at the edge of town

The Pioneer anomaly, a long-discussed discrepancy between the expected and actual speeds of the Pioneer spacecraft, has tantalized researchers with the possibility of an exotic new physics. A solution may be close at handand even if it supports the standard model, it's pretty amazing.

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Run Newton OS on the iPhone

If you look back at Apple’s Newton PDA device, it’s pretty clear that it was a major inspiration for iOS. You could say that Newton was the iPhone’s grandfather. Now, through the Open Einstein project, iPhone users can run an emulation of the Newton OS right on their modern devices. Downloading the code from the Open Einstein project’s site allows ...

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World’s Largest Newton’s Cradle Has Enough Balls to Rival Chuck Norris

Newton’s Cradle, if you didn’t already know, is an awesome perpetual motion toy made using a series of identical balls suspended from a frame. You might have seen them at your local psychiatrist’s office or in many offices of CEOs. Geek Group was on a mission to create the world’s largest Newton’s Cradle. How big, exactly, was the finished product? ...

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The DIY Newton iPhone Skin

Some of us who grew up during the golden ages of Silicon Valley have built up a sort of nostalgia based around the old rainbow Apple logo. While this version of the log was featured on the Newton, we haven’t seen it on any Apple products since the logo was officially changed in 1998. Strangely enough, that’s when Steve Jobs ...

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