Both the brains and brawn of science are up for celebration in Philadelphia this week.
First as The Franklin Institute welcomes its' latest crop of internationally esteemed "Laureates" to town for demos, a gala award ceremony and this afternoon's first-ever live streamed "Meet the Scientists" discussion with students local and global. All connecting, as can you, at www.fi.edu/meet-the-scientists starting at 1:55 p.m. Questions can be submitted via Twitter at #MTS2014.
Always a high-powered group, this year's nine honorees include, most visibly, pacemaker pioneer Bill George of Medtronics (also doing a free address at the F.I. Thursday morning at 9), and magnetic recording compression wizards Shunichi Iwasaki and Mark Kryder. The Franklin Institute Awards have been handed out a mere 189 years. Past laureates include the likes of Thomas Edison, Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates.