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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. 187

    Visualizing the Invisible: Historic Representations of Matter

  2. 188

    Politics, chemistry and oxygen theory during the French Revolution

  3. 189

    Education for a New Generation: The Chemistry Set in History

  4. 190

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

  5. 191

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

  6. 192

    "How Distillation Works" with Rob Cassell of Philadelphia Distilling

  7. 193

    Women in Chemistry: Kitty Hach-Darrow

  8. 194

    Women in Chemistry: Mary Lowe Good

  9. 195

    Women in Chemistry: Uma Chowdhry

  10. 196

    Women in Chemistry: Mildred Cohn

  11. 197

    Women in Chemistry: Nancy Chang

  12. 198

    Women in Chemistry: Paula Hammond

  13. 199

    Women in Chemistry: Stephanie Kwolek

  14. 200

    The Pitch-Drop Experiment

  15. 201

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

  16. 202

    A Distillations Explainer: Tears

  17. 203

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

  18. 204

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

  19. 205

    A Distillations Explainer: Sweat

  20. 206

    The History and Science of English Ales

  21. 207

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

  22. 208

    The Bakelite Breakthrough: How plastics came of age

  23. 209

    Feeding the World Keynote: Matt Ridley

  24. A Distillations Explainer: Hemoglobin

  25. 211

    The Chemistry of Tea with Jen and Gigi

  26. 212

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

  27. 213

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

  28. 214

    Question to Rick Miller: Talent and Education

  29. 215

    Nina Federoff: Regulation and Control

  30. 216

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

  31. 217

    Rick Miller: Collaboration Required

  32. 218

    Antonio Galindez: Technology - Phase I

  33. 219

    Nina Federoff: Urban Agriculture

  34. 220

    Jerome Levkov's Question to Gary Toenniessen: Organic Farming

  35. 221

    Nina Federoff: Food and Population

  36. 222

    Jay Vroom: Entrepreneurship Among Tanzanian Women

  37. 223

    Question to Gary Toenniessen: Agriculture and Sustainability

  38. 224

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

  39. 225

    Prabhu Pingali: Support for Agriculture

  40. 226

    Gary Toenniessen: Infrastructure in Africa

  41. 227

    Gary Toenniessen: The Issue is Africa

  42. 228

    Gary Toenniessen: The Other Side of the Nutritional Challenge

  43. 229

    Jay Vroom: Rachel Carson and Modern Agriculture

  44. 230

    Jay Vroom: Age and City Dwelling

  45. 231

    Calestous Juma: Coordination Among Countries in Africa

  46. 232

    Calestous Juma: The Role of African Presidents

  47. 233

    Calestous Juma: Superabsorbent Polymers

  48. 234

    Calestous Juma: Genomics and Weeding

  49. 235

    Calestous Juma: Broadband Capability

  50. 236

    Calestous Juma: Africa is a Big Place

  51. 237

    Andy Revkin: Why We Need to Do Some Work

  52. 238

    Question #1 -- Women's Rights

  53. 239

    Graduate School

  54. 240

    Young People and Trust

  55. 241

    Sunshine Back to Sunshine

  56. 242

    Question #2 -- Justice in the Use of Energy

  57. 243

    Coming to America

  58. 244

    Introduction by Albert Chao

  59. 245

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  60. 246

    Solyndra Bankruptcy and the Nature of Risk -- Nate Lewis

  61. 247

    Impact of Action / Lack of Action -- Emil Jacobs

  62. 248

    Effect on Future Generations -- Yuan Lee

  63. 249

    Cost / Risk Balance (Nuclear Power)

  64. 250

    Coal & CO2 Capture -- Emil Jacobs & Nate Lewis

  65. 251

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  66. 252

    Why Algae?

  67. 253

    Venter -- Century of Biology

  68. 254

    Time Line for Alternative Energy -- Nate Lewis

  69. 255

    Solar Power & Batteries -- Nate Lewis & Emil Jacobs

  70. 256

    Reliance on Technology -- Yuan Lee and Emil Jacobs

  71. 257

    Nate Lewis on Walter Cronkite

  72. 258

    Looking for Obese Algae

  73. 259

    Life Cycle Analysis / Green Technology

  74. 260

    Introduction: Bob Kenworthy and Andrew Revkin

  75. 261

    Inspiration -- Yuan Lee: Conservation of Momentum

  76. 262

    Inspiration -- Nate Lewis

  77. 263

    Inspiration -- Emil Jacobs

  78. 264

    Government Money -- Emil Jacobs

  79. 265

    Global Issues / National Interest -- Yuan Lee

  80. 266

    ExxonMobil Criteria for Biofuel

  81. 267

    Environmental Concerns

  82. 268

    Efficiency and the Chlorophyll Max

  83. 269

    Corn vs. Algae

  84. 270

    Better Choices -- Nathan Lewis

  85. 271

    A Matter of Scale -- Emil Jacobs

  86. 272

    Albert Chao

  87. 273

    The Fairy Land of Chemistry: A Victorian Science Performance

  88. 274

    The Story Behind the Othmer Ceramic Christmas Cards

  89. 275

    TSCA: From Inception to Reform, a Public Dialogue

  90. 276

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

  91. 277

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

  92. 278

    History Live with Stephen Turner: The Return on Government Funding

  93. 279

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

  94. 280

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

  95. 281

    Anticipating the Future of Science and Technology

  96. 282

    The City of Houston: A History of Innovation and Opportunity

  97. 283

    Seeking Innovations for Efficiency and Infrastructure

  98. 284

    The Promise, Payoff, and Ethics of Genomic Research

  99. 285

    Personalized Genomics and Healthcare (Panel Discussion)

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