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November 19, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Structure of SARS: A Dangerous Beauty in Constant Flux

Upon entering the first-floor of the Science Center’s Quorum Lounge this past month, visitors were confronted by screens playing videos of dazzling kaleidoscopic animations in rotating color patterns.

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November 5, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

An Application, An Internship and An Opportunity

Back in July, already several months into the pandemic, Philadelphia resident Joe’Nell Williams and her 14-year-old son, Edward-Joseph found an entire frontier of scientific discovery open up to them within the comfort of their home.

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October 22, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Sticking the Landing: A Parachute for Global Startups Eyeing the U.S.

International travel may be on pause, but global innovators determined to expand into the U.S. market have a powerful resource in our Global Soft Landing Accelerator.

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October 8, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

When Our Walls Come Alive

In March, Dena Haden was preparing to pack up her art in Berkley, Massachusetts and travel to Philadelphia for the opening of her solo exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery. But for the first time since the gallery opened in 1976, the walls were void of art influenced by science – all as scientists and researchers across the country double down on a new virus that would change the course of modern history.

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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

More Than Ever, Incubation Proves Valuable for Startups

In a year unlike any other, ic@3401 has increased its portfolio of member companies by 28%. Those companies have created over 30 new jobs have raised over $11 million this year alone, outpacing last year’s total for the same period.

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September 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Nucleus Revisited

Missed Nucleus 2020? We’re delighted to present you with a recording of our September 22nd program honoring Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley.

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September 10, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Visionaries Behind the Awards: Meet the Nucleus 2020 Honorees

What makes a visionary? It’s a question we found ourselves asking often while interviewing our three Nucleus 2020 Honorees, Benjamin Doranz, Aurora Archer and Sylvester Mobley, and studying their collective bodies of work. Perhaps the answer is that no one really sets out to become a visionary, they just do when possessed with foresight that many of us missed early on.

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August 20, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

From Venture Café Regular to Part of the Team: Meet Garry Johnson

Before Garry Johnson had even considered becoming our new Venture Café Philadelphia Program Manager and Experience Designer, his likeness already appeared in our latest Science Center Impact Report; there have been several Thursday Gatherings where Garry networked, participated in pitch sessions, and, at one point, took part in a pretty dynamic panel of speakers.

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August 6, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Biological data as an artistic medium - What are the implications?

It started in 1976 when Science Center President Randall M. Whaley saw an opportunity to, “create a receptive atmosphere for the exchange of ideas between artists and scientists that might help solve problems and generate ideas.” That...

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July 23, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Checking in with the first Launch Lane Cohort

We caught up with the seven companies that make up our Launch Lane accelerator to discuss what they hoped to get out of the experience when they applied, how their priorities shifted as a result of the pandemic and the superpowers that help them thrive as entrepreneurs.

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