Distillations explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present. Our hosts are Michal Meyer, historian of science and editor in chief of Chemical Heritage magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month we examine the intersections of culture, history, and material science.
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August 27, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
We continue to bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Senescence, Richard Holmes, and Boy Rocketeer.
Posted In: Environment | History | Technology
July 30, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Distillations marks our 100th episode this week! To celebrate, we revisit segments from some of our past shows and bring you new developments.
Posted In: Environment | Society | Technology
July 2, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is this week’s topic.
May 21, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
This week we’re digging into our archives and looking back at one of our first episodes of Distillations.
Posted In: Environment | Society
February 26, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. This week we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it really is.
January 1, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Another year has come and gone, but the impact of scientific discoveries made and concerns raised will be felt in 2010 and beyond.
December 18, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
There are many different types of crystals we encounter, ranging from tiny to extremely large in size.
November 6, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.
Posted In: Environment | History | Medicine | Technology
October 23, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Autumn! Learn about leaf changes, the three sisters, and apple cider. Chemical Agent: Senescence.
July 3, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Location, location, location! In this week’s episode we talk about why and how certain spaces are chosen and used. Chemical Agent: Bromine.
Painted lead soldiers, ca. 1948
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