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2014-12-16 23:11:32

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

2014-10-27 16:27:30

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a hotbed for sustaining growth within Digital Health, few global markets are so positioned to thrive as the Greater Philadelphia region.

2014-03-31 12:25:35

Sales and marketing receives sales award once again BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Junto Group,

2014-03-27 12:25:54

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

2014-02-05 23:22:14

Becomes first PAC solely dedicated to electing public officials with professional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds Washington,

2013-02-08 23:02:17

A group of unlikely heroes band together to protect their families against the impending ravages of global warming in new book GEORGE, South Africa (PRWEB) February


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

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...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

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...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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