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Prior to the 18th century, human anatomy and physiology was still largely unknown. But with the Enlightenment came a new desire for understanding, and the rise of a dark industry: Body-snatching.
Ben Franklin TechCelerator and Innovation Park at Penn State mentor OurFleet in developing and commercializing a mobile technology application to help oil and gas exploration and production companies
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Installation of Signature Your Brain Exhibit Underway Grand Opening Celebration Set for June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nicholas and Athena
Becomes first PAC solely dedicated to electing public officials with professional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds Washington,
A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...
Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...
- Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.