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John McDevitt
August 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you think we've had more severe thunderstorm warnings and tornadoes this year than last year, you would be right. Just ask Dover Cub Scout Michael Ratliff, who learned a thing or two about tornadoes at the Franklin Institute's "Changing Earth" exhibit, which...
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Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out.
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John McDevitt
July 16, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out. Day campers designed bottle rockets with the help of Boeing engineers. Then, Franklin institute staff members filled...
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The Franklin Institute is planning to create a new gallery featuring technology of the past and present.
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John McDevitt
June 04, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute is planning to create a new gallery featuring technology of the past and present. The Baldwin 60000 steam locomotive has been sitting on a track inside the Franklin Institute for more than 80 years. The exhibit space will be getting a re-design...
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Ian Bush
May 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was never a matter of if Michael Rohana took the thumb from a 2,000-year-old cavalryman statue — he admitted as much. But federal prosecutors in Philadelphia aren't letting the "thumb thief" off the hook that easy. They will retry 25-year-old Rohana for stealing a...
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Science Carnival
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John McDevitt
May 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nine days of science fun and educational events throughout the region culminated Saturday with a big science carnival outside the Franklin Institute. . @TheFranklin holds outdoor science carnival celebrating nine days of science fun and educational events through the...
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Philadelphia Science Festival
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John McDevitt
April 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute has kicked off its ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival with a big blast. . @TheFranklin kicks off 9 day science festival with a big blast! There will be more than 60 events throughout the region. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/67aFZZCOsh...
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Mike Dougherty
April 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's population is growing, but it's lagging behind many other large cities on that front and several other categories. The numbers were presented Wednesday night at the Franklin Institute. When it comes to income, Philly is dead last in both median...
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John McDevitt
April 12, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The comic book world comes to life at a new exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, at the Franklin Institute. This is the east coast primer of the show. It's about 15,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring things like costumes from Black Panther and Captain...
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Laureate Lab is a chance for this week's visitors to the Franklin Institute to learn about groundbreaking discoveries in engineering and science from the pioneers themselves.
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John McDevitt
April 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Laureate Lab is a chance for the Franklin Institute's visitors, this week, to learn about groundbreaking discoveries in engineering and science from the pioneers themselves. The opportunity corresponds with an annual recognition that dates back almost 200 years. Hands...
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