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Franklin Institute

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45th Anniversary of Moon Flight That Culminated In ‘One Small Step…’

Exactly forty-five years ago, the attention of the entire world was on three brave men going, as the saying goes, where no man had gone before.

07/16/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 8

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

07/08/2014

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Franklin Institute’s New Wing Opens With New ‘Your Brain’ Exhibit

The Franklin Institute debuted its new wing yesterday. The big draw is the country’s largest exhibit on the human brain.

06/11/2014

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Little Earthbound Disruption Expected From Massive Solar Storms

On a scale of one to ten, these flares shooting off a group of sunspots are around a two. Nothing to panic about.

06/10/2014

'Your Brain' - the new exhibition at the Franklin Institute. (Credit: Stephanie Stahl)

New Franklin Institute Exhibition Explores The Human Brain

Monday morning, CBS3 Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl gives viewers an exclusive first TV look at ‘Your Brain’ — a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

06/08/2014

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Philadelphia School Featured In Book About Positive Education Practices

The book “Deeper Learning” cites 8 schools that are “transforming education,” Including a school in Philly.

06/03/2014

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Philadelphia Celebrates Its Selection as a ‘US 2020′ City For STEM Education

Philadelphia has been selected in a national competition as one of seven cities to encourage youth mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”).

05/27/2014

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Zoom! Street Luge Gets a Workout in Center City Philadelphia

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Franklin Institute helped passersby experience “The Thrill of the Luge.”

04/28/2014

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Science Film For Kids Gives New Meaning To Term “Moving Pictures”

Watermelon Magic seeks to fascinate children with the life cycle of plants but its methods are likely to fascinate any viewer.

04/06/2014

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Drexel Students To Usher in 2014 Science Fest With the Ultimate Silly Invention

Forty-four Drexel students will attempt to break the record for the largest “Rube Goldberg”-style device.

03/05/2014

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You Might Need A Telescope To See Comet ISON

Skywatchers are waking up early to try to catch a glimpse of a recently discovered comet as it passes through this part of the solar system.

11/21/2013

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Opening at the Franklin Institute, an Italian Tragedy Frozen In Time

Many of the remarkable artifacts on display will make their North American debut.

11/07/2013

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Contractors Installing ‘Shimmer Wall’ At The Franklin Institute

“The components of this wall literally are 12,500 aluminum panels,” Franklin Institute senior VP Troy Collins explained. “They are hung on over 800 rods and it covers over 3,000 square feet.”

10/24/2013

KYW's Ryan Armstrong (center) poses with his film team after their short "Awaken" took the prize for "Best Overall Film" at the NJ 10 Day Film Challenge. (credit: Ryan Armstrong)

First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival Underway At Franklin Institute

An independent film festival is underway in Philadelphia this weekend and one of the entries is a short film made by a group of Gloucester County high school students.

09/21/2013

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Philadelphia Set To Kick Off First International Expo

Philadelphia’s first international exposition kicks off Monday and includes more than 100 events over 47 days.

09/15/2013

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