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February 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 from Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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February 17, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Rowan Professor Lands Prestigious Science Center Grant

Patients with broken legs soon may undergo more successful surgeries thanks to a robot. That’s the goal of Dr. Mohammad Abedin-Nasab, a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro.

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February 16, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Here’s What’s Going Down at SXSW This Year

Philly’s sending what’s likely to be its biggest team ever and it includes Mayor Kenney. Some highlights: plenty of Philly tech exhibits, a concert of Philly artists and a panel featuring our Mayor.

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February 14, 2017 | Science Center In The News

University City companies — 36 of them — qualify for tax credits for profitable startups

University City continues to set the trend for innovation in Pennsylvania, with 36 companies receiving over $2 million in tax credits for profitable startups.

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February 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Newest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Examines Technology’s Impact on the Psyche

A new exhibition at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is a meditation on the similarities and differences between biological and artificial intelligence. Geistdenkenheit, an installation by Tyler Kline, examines how the relatively recent practices of cognitive mapping and cranial scanning have provided insight into the structure of the human psyche, as it explores the impact of technology on the psyche and what it means to be human in the 21st century.

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February 13, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia's University City Science Center Engages with Comcast Business Ethernet

Comcast Business today announced it is providing high performance Ethernet services to Philadelphia's start-up and tech communities at The Microsoft Reactor, a hub for entrepreneurs and technologists that is located on the ground floor of the University City Science Center's corporate offices at uCity Square. The full-service Comcast Business Ethernet line provides a scalable enterprise-grade service to support various programs, events and start-up businesses.

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February 13, 2017 | Science Center In The News

A major groundbreaking in West Philly is just a small piece of the puzzle

uCity Square, the planned 6.5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Philadelphia’s University City, grew 345,000 square feet closer to completion with groundbreaking last month at 3675 Market Street. It’s all part of a grander transformation happening in this West Philly neighborhood.

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February 7, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Microsoft gave out 50 tablets to these Philly nonprofits

The Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia, through the software maker’s Microsoft Philanthropies division, donated 50 Surface tablets — plus peripherals like keyboards and mice — to seven Philadelphia-based nonprofit organizations.

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February 2, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Stephen Tang: Trump’s Rumored Overhaul of Visa Program Would Harm Innovation

President Trump’s next order of business is allegedly an overhaul of the U.S. H-1B work-visa program, which allows employers, particularly tech companies, to recruit highly skilled workers from abroad. An overhaul of the program would be an attempt to protect American workers and American jobs, the administration has said.

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January 30, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Pittsburgh and University City Science Center in Philadelphia Join Forces to Commercialize Early-Stage Technologies

The University of Pittsburgh is the newest academic participant in the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures program. To launch their partnership, the Science Center and the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute are collaborating to commercialize a Pitt-developed technology for accurately aligning lower-limb prostheses.

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