Latest Benjamin Franklin Stories

2014-08-07 12:32:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority approved an investment of $14 million to the four Ben Franklin Technology Partners which provide technology-based economic development support for entrepreneurs and job creation throughout Pennsylvania. "My administration's pro-growth policies and continued support of renowned organizations...

2014-03-31 12:25:35

Sales and marketing receives sales award once again BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Junto Group, a Pennsylvania-based marketing and sales company, announced that they were again awarded an esteemed "Campaign Cup" for their excellent performance on behalf of a major telecommunications client for the fourth quarter of 2013. Junto Group, headed by President David Weisse, received the recognition for the second time based on their leading statistics and quality...

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 Karabots Pavilion, the largest and most significant expansion in The Franklin Institute's history will open to the public in grand-scale fashion on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The 53,000 square-foot, $41 million dollar pavilion, named in honor of the lead donors whose commitment to science and technology...

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, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Franklin’s List, a new nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to recruiting and supporting political candidates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), officially launches its efforts. Named after the famed American inventor, politician,...

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 09, 2013 “Global warming, overpopulation and the destruction of vast areas of habitat are the three main threats facing the lives of millions,” says William B. Franklin, author of the new book “Indaba” (published by AuthorHouse). In it, he introduces a tenacious group of like-minded people, each with a...

Latest Benjamin Franklin Reference Libraries

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...

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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