Distillations

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Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute

 

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167 Pieces

Science + Culture + History

Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas
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Distillations' three-part series "A Day in the Life" spotlights the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night.

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

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Distillations' 4-part series about the four classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild.

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A three-part series spotlighting the common chemistry of childhood, adulthood, and old age.

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49 Pieces

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.


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Explore the tools and shared experiences that bring a professional community together. Chemical Agent: Sodium Cyanide.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2009
  • Length: 11:42
Caption: The Very Large Array at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Credit: Image courtesy NRAO/AUI.
Life, the universe, and beyond: A show on the chemsitry of space.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2009
  • Length: 11:58
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We're celebrating inauguration day! Learn about stem cells and smokeless gunpowder. Chemical Agent: Stem Cells.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2009
  • Length: 11:47
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A show on the science that makes winter sports possible, with snow or without.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jan 22, 2009
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Where chemistry and information meet.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2009
  • Length: 11:51
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Good chemical habits for the new year.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: 12:05
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Embrace the fake: cubic zirconia, soy, and fine art.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: 11:59
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The science of wine (and hangovers).

  • Added: Dec 28, 2008
  • Length: 10:53
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A look back at the chemical anniversaries and highlights of 2008.

  • Added: Dec 28, 2008
  • Length: 10:58
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Plum pudding + ham = a delicious chemical feast.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Dec 23, 2008
  • Length: 11:20
  • Purchases: 1