Old Sir Isaac Newton might be turning in his grave right now, since it appears he's been bested by a India-born, 16-year-old boy who has solved a mathematical problem Newton purported more than 300 years ago.
Shouryya Ray (who now lives in Germany) is the boy's name, and he figured out how to precisely calculate the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance. In other words, he can calculate the flight path of a tennis ball and predict how it'll bounce off a wall, something that was only possible through computers before now. He did so while working on a school project, which clearly wasn't your regular baking soda volcano.
"When it was explained to us that the problems had no solutions, I thought to myself, 'well, there's no harm in trying,'" he said.
After this, he got bored and solved a 19th century unsolved problem that deals with the collision of a body with a wall. Both problems are from the field of dynamics.
No information has been released on what his solution is, so there's still time to solve it yourself!
Via Fox News