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Subject:  Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date:  5/27/2012  6:26 PM
Author:  notablelaggard Number:  1350 of 1398

An Indian-born teenager has won a research award for solving a
mathematical problem first posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years
ago that has baffled mathematicians ever since.

The solution devised by Shouryya Ray, 16, makes it possible to calculate
exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance.

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