My wife and I are planning a move to Boston’s western ‘burbs in the next couple of years (think Newton, Wellesley, Needham, etc.). We are looking for a community connected to downtown Boston via some form of public transportation, and with good schools. We do not need an interesting town center, and are happy to walk a mile or so to get to public transport (provided that there is a sidewalk). Since this is surely going to be a backbreakingly expensive purchase, I need the advice and anecdotes of random strangers on the internet to help us focus our search. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 21, 2014 -
I'm looking for a short book or series of books for my 7.5 year old son describing the history of the search to explain planetary motion. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Aug 5, 2013 -
Please recommend a good mortgage broker for refinancing in the Newton/Brookline MA area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 10, 2012 -
Please recommend a psychiatrist (or psychopharmacologist) in the Brookline or Newton, MA area. Preferred: male, specializing in anxiety and panic disorder.
posted by anonymous
on Sep 30, 2011 -
What organizations should I join in the Boston Metro area to improve my networking? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum
on Nov 4, 2009 -
I am interested in the physics of motor vehicle accidents. The most basic question I have is which of Newton's laws, if I am understanding them properly, is at work in the following situations:
1) You're driving in a straight line and suddenly you jerk the wheel in one direction. This makes the car start to roll.
2) You're driving and you fall asleep at the wheel, so the car drifts to one side. You wake up suddenly, jerk the wheel in the opposite direction, and the car starts to roll.
3) You round a sharp curve too fast and roll the car.
If anybody would like to give detailed explanations of the physics of each of these situations, hopefully without calculus, that would be great, as well.
posted by soulbarn
on Mar 23, 2006 -
I have a 4mb Newton flash storage card, a PC with a pcmcia slot and a Mac. Is there any way to retrieve the data from the card onto aforementioned Mac? [more inside]
posted by derbs
on Aug 25, 2005 -
I was talking with a friend who informed me that he had read advice from an important person (as distinct from celebrity) to simply hold a pressing question in your mind and go about your life (though the answer might be years in coming, depending on its depth).
Who was this? My friend thought it might be Isaac Newton. Can anyone provide me with a URL to a source?
BTW, googling "hold a question in your mind" returns tons of hits on bibliomancy, etc., which is not
what I'm after, however mystical the advice I'm describing sounds.
posted by rwhe
on Jun 4, 2005 -
When reading a book about Newton V's Leibniz recently, it occurred to me that great advances in Science often seem to occur in tandem, ie two unrelated persons or groups often arrive at a breakthrough at roughly the same time. Is this true? Can anyone think of some other examples? Can anyone explain why this may be the case?
posted by kev23f
on Nov 19, 2004 -