7 hours ago

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, ...

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, there is evidence that hitting performance is enhanced. Skilled university tennis players were found to hit with a 3.8% increase in groundstroke hitting velocity when they grunted.” http://bit.ly/2rjW1Fw

    What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?
    Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent ne of tennis' perennial debates has ignited early at this year's Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
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11 hours ago

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - ...

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807) and Peter Kinzing (German, 1745–1816) | Obelisk clock with a Franklin movement | ca. 1785-1790 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    The Franklin Institute
    "Time is an herb that cures all Diseases." - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743-1807) and Peter Kinzing...
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14 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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21 hours ago

Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
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30 hours ago

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft ...

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft beer trend? Students from Villanova University are looking into how well hops would grow on the red planet. http://bit.ly/2EPnuRi

    If we ever get to mars, the beer might not be bad
    Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. "I don't know if it's a practical plant, but it's doing fairly well," said Edward F.
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35 hours ago

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom abov...

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom above visitors, staring straight ahead. Some of their visages are stern and others smiling.” - LNP + LancasterOnline.com http://bit.ly/2FOxCLs “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” is open now through March 4, 2018. Learn more: http://bit.ly/fi-tcw

    'Terracotta Warriors' exhibit brings first Chinese emperor to life at Franklin Institute
    PHILADELPHIA - In 1974, a group of farmers digging a well in a persimmon orchard in central China found pieces of terra-cotta pottery that looked like parts of human figures. They didn't realize that under their feet lay an ancient burial chamber the size of Manhattan.
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35 hours ago

According to data just released by NOAA and N...

According to data just released by NOAA and NASA, 2017 had the second warmest global surface temperature since 1880. http://n.pr/2FPVY7B

    2017 Among Warmest Years On Record
    2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures.
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38 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

The next Night Skies in the Observatory event at The Franklin Institute is coming up on February 13, 2018. Join us for an evening of stargazing and more exciting space-related programing for all ages. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2oZFEg6

    Night Skies in the Observatory
    Join us for an evening of 'out of this world' astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies at the...
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2 days ago

We will have some exciting news to share in a...

We will have some exciting news to share in a few days with what's coming up next at The Franklin Institute, but, in the meantime, Happy #MuseumSelfieDay! http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O

    The Franklin Institute
    We will have some exciting news to share in a few days with what's coming up next at The Franklin Institute, but, in the meantime, Happy #MuseumSelfieDay! http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s 312th birthday live with a demonstration of one of Franklin’s most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2

    The Franklin Institute
    We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin's 312th birthday live with a demonstration of one of Franklin's most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute plans to go live.

We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s 312th birthday live with some demonstrations of one of Franklin’s most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2

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2 days ago

Happy Birthday to our namesake and one of the...

Happy Birthday to our namesake and one of the most influential thinkers of world history, Benjamin Franklin. Today would have been Franklin’s 312th Birthday. His numerous accomplishments in his career stretched from politics and diplomacy to science and engineering. The Franklin Institute is home to The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, which includes a towering statue of the founding father inside a rotunda designed after the Pantheon in Rome. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2 IMAGE: James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) | Benjamin Franklin Memorial | 1938 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy Birthday to our namesake and one of the most influential thinkers of world history, Benjamin Franklin. Today would have been Franklin's 312th Birthday. His numerous accomplishments in his...
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3 days ago

Each summer, The Franklin Institute welcomes ...

Each summer, The Franklin Institute welcomes more than 1,900 students to our museum as part of our Discovery Camp program for youths from Pre-K through 9th Grade, and registration for summer 2018 is now open. http://bit.ly/22lh1lz

    Summer Camp
    Get ready to have the best summer ever at The Franklin Institute! Experience the most hands-on, educational, iconic science summer camp in the Philadelphia area.
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3 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us for the first Science After Hours of 2018 as we 'Party Like a Rock Star' and celebrate the science of rock and roll on January 23. http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    Science After Hours
    Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging...
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