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Newton's cradle, or the executive ball clicker, operates by passing the momentum of a moving ball through other balls of similar weight in sequence until it reaches the ball at the end of the line, causing it to swing aw... More »

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Isaac Newton did not invent the device known as Newton’s Balls. According to "The New York Times," it was invented by actor Simon Prebble in 1967. It is named for Newton because it demonstrates conservation of momentum a... More »

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One idea for a Newton scooter project involves taping an inflated balloon to a homemade scooter with the open end in the direction of the wheelbase. Upon letting go of the balloon, the scooter moves in the opposite direc... More »

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