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Published on Jun 8, 2012

How does hemoglobin work? Abraham Lincoln explains!

"A Distillations Explainer" is part of the Blood, Sweat, and Tears series launched in June by our podcast Distillations. Check it out at chemheritage.org/distillations.

"A Distillations Explainer: Hemoglobin" was created by Josh Kurz. Images courtesy of CHF Collections.

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  1. 193

    Visualizing the Invisible: Historic Representations of Matter

  2. 194

    Politics, chemistry and oxygen theory during the French Revolution

  3. 195

    Education for a New Generation: The Chemistry Set in History

  4. 196

    One of CHF's rarest paintings: Wijck's "Alchemist in his Studio"

  5. 197

    A Chemical Business: How sand becomes the microchips in your electronics

  6. 198

    "How Distillation Works" with Rob Cassell of Philadelphia Distilling

  7. 199

    Women in Chemistry: Kitty Hach-Darrow

  8. 200

    Women in Chemistry: Mary Lowe Good

  9. 201

    Women in Chemistry: Uma Chowdhry

  10. 202

    Women in Chemistry: Mildred Cohn

  11. 203

    Women in Chemistry: Nancy Chang

  12. 204

    Women in Chemistry: Paula Hammond

  13. 205

    Women in Chemistry: Stephanie Kwolek

  14. 206

    The Pitch-Drop Experiment

  15. 207

    A video tour of the Alchemical Quest Rare Books Exhibit (7 min.)

  16. 208

    A Distillations Explainer: Tears

  17. 209

    The Victorian-era Fairy Science Books - "Making Science Instructive and Amusing"

  18. 210

    Alchemical Quest Rare Books Exhibit Install: Two weeks in Two Minutes

  19. 211

    A Distillations Explainer: Sweat

  20. 212

    The History and Science of English Ales

  21. 213

    Sparks and Flashes: The invention of the world's first battery

  22. 214

    The Bakelite Breakthrough: How plastics came of age

  23. 215

    Feeding the World Keynote: Matt Ridley

  24. A Distillations Explainer: Hemoglobin

  25. 217

    The Chemistry of Tea with Jen and Gigi

  26. 218

    CHF and Night Kitchen Interactive develop digital book experience based on rare alchemical texts

  27. 219

    CHF acquires instrument that played a role in the development of carbon-14 dating.

  28. 220

    Question to Rick Miller: Talent and Education

  29. 221

    Nina Federoff: Regulation and Control

  30. 222

    Paul Rea: Helping Farmers on a One-on-One Basis

  31. 223

    Rick Miller: Collaboration Required

  32. 224

    Antonio Galindez: Technology - Phase I

  33. 225

    Nina Federoff: Urban Agriculture

  34. 226

    Jerome Levkov's Question to Gary Toenniessen: Organic Farming

  35. 227

    Nina Federoff: Food and Population

  36. 228

    Jay Vroom: Entrepreneurship Among Tanzanian Women

  37. 229

    Question to Gary Toenniessen: Agriculture and Sustainability

  38. 230

    Peter Kahn's Question to Calestous Juma: African R&D

  39. 231

    Prabhu Pingali: Support for Agriculture

  40. 232

    Gary Toenniessen: Infrastructure in Africa

  41. 233

    Gary Toenniessen: The Issue is Africa

  42. 234

    Gary Toenniessen: The Other Side of the Nutritional Challenge

  43. 235

    Jay Vroom: Rachel Carson and Modern Agriculture

  44. 236

    Jay Vroom: Age and City Dwelling

  45. 237

    Calestous Juma: Coordination Among Countries in Africa

  46. 238

    Calestous Juma: The Role of African Presidents

  47. 239

    Calestous Juma: Superabsorbent Polymers

  48. 240

    Calestous Juma: Genomics and Weeding

  49. 241

    Calestous Juma: Broadband Capability

  50. 242

    Calestous Juma: Africa is a Big Place

  51. 243

    Andy Revkin: Why We Need to Do Some Work

  52. 244

    Question #1 -- Women's Rights

  53. 245

    Graduate School

  54. 246

    Young People and Trust

  55. 247

    Sunshine Back to Sunshine

  56. 248

    Question #2 -- Justice in the Use of Energy

  57. 249

    Coming to America

  58. 250

    Introduction by Albert Chao

  59. 251

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  60. 252

    Solyndra Bankruptcy and the Nature of Risk -- Nate Lewis

  61. 253

    Impact of Action / Lack of Action -- Emil Jacobs

  62. 254

    Effect on Future Generations -- Yuan Lee

  63. 255

    Cost / Risk Balance (Nuclear Power)

  64. 256

    Coal & CO2 Capture -- Emil Jacobs & Nate Lewis

  65. 257

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  66. 258

    Why Algae?

  67. 259

    Venter -- Century of Biology

  68. 260

    Time Line for Alternative Energy -- Nate Lewis

  69. 261

    Solar Power & Batteries -- Nate Lewis & Emil Jacobs

  70. 262

    Reliance on Technology -- Yuan Lee and Emil Jacobs

  71. 263

    Nate Lewis on Walter Cronkite

  72. 264

    Looking for Obese Algae

  73. 265

    Life Cycle Analysis / Green Technology

  74. 266

    Introduction: Bob Kenworthy and Andrew Revkin

  75. 267

    Inspiration -- Yuan Lee: Conservation of Momentum

  76. 268

    Inspiration -- Nate Lewis

  77. 269

    Inspiration -- Emil Jacobs

  78. 270

    Government Money -- Emil Jacobs

  79. 271

    Global Issues / National Interest -- Yuan Lee

  80. 272

    ExxonMobil Criteria for Biofuel

  81. 273

    Environmental Concerns

  82. 274

    Efficiency and the Chlorophyll Max

  83. 275

    Corn vs. Algae

  84. 276

    Better Choices -- Nathan Lewis

  85. 277

    A Matter of Scale -- Emil Jacobs

  86. 278

    Albert Chao

  87. 279

    The Fairy Land of Chemistry: A Victorian Science Performance

  88. 280

    The Story Behind the Othmer Ceramic Christmas Cards

  89. 281

    TSCA: From Inception to Reform, a Public Dialogue

  90. 282

    History Live with Stephen Turner: Personalized Medicine as a Useful Technology

  91. 283

    History Live with Stephen Turner: DNA Sequencing and the Pace of Technology

  92. 284

    History Live with Stephen Turner: The Return on Government Funding

  93. 285

    Science and Technology Really Make a Difference in the World, George Whitesides

  94. 286

    The Courage to Go Off and Start New Things, George Whitesides at CHF

  95. 287

    Anticipating the Future of Science and Technology

  96. 288

    The City of Houston: A History of Innovation and Opportunity

  97. 289

    Seeking Innovations for Efficiency and Infrastructure

  98. 290

    The Promise, Payoff, and Ethics of Genomic Research

  99. 291

    Personalized Genomics and Healthcare (Panel Discussion)

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