We recently attended the dedication of a new building to house the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories. The 105 000‐square‐foot facility is across the street from the institute's famous science museum, in central Philadelphia. The institute, which also performs research at the Bartol Research Foundation in nearby Swarthmore and the Center for Naval Analyses in Washington, D.C., has a professional staff of 810. The new $5‐million building houses 300 scientists and other staff.

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