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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. 146

    Visualizing the Invisible: Historic Representations of Matter

  2. 147

    Politics, chemistry and oxygen theory during the French Revolution

  3. 148

    Education for a New Generation: The Chemistry Set in History

  4. 149

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

  5. 150

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

  6. 151

    "How Distillation Works" with Rob Cassell of Philadelphia Distilling

  7. 152

    Women in Chemistry: Kitty Hach-Darrow

  8. 153

    Women in Chemistry: Mary Lowe Good

  9. 154

    Women in Chemistry: Uma Chowdhry

  10. 155

    Women in Chemistry: Mildred Cohn

  11. 156

    Women in Chemistry: Nancy Chang

  12. 157

    Women in Chemistry: Paula Hammond

  13. 158

    Women in Chemistry: Stephanie Kwolek

  14. 159

    The Pitch-Drop Experiment

  15. 160

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

  16. 161

    A Distillations Explainer: Tears

  17. 162

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

  18. 163

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

  19. 164

    A Distillations Explainer: Sweat

  20. 165

    The History and Science of English Ales

  21. 166

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

  22. 167

    The Bakelite Breakthrough: How plastics came of age

  23. 168

    Feeding the World Keynote: Matt Ridley

  24. A Distillations Explainer: Hemoglobin

  25. 170

    The Chemistry of Tea with Jen and Gigi

  26. 171

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

  27. 172

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

  28. 173

    Question to Rick Miller: Talent and Education

  29. 174

    Nina Federoff: Regulation and Control

  30. 175

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

  31. 176

    Rick Miller: Collaboration Required

  32. 177

    Antonio Galindez: Technology - Phase I

  33. 178

    Nina Federoff: Urban Agriculture

  34. 179

    Jerome Levkov's Question to Gary Toenniessen: Organic Farming

  35. 180

    Nina Federoff: Food and Population

  36. 181

    Jay Vroom: Entrepreneurship Among Tanzanian Women

  37. 182

    Question to Gary Toenniessen: Agriculture and Sustainability

  38. 183

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

  39. 184

    Prabhu Pingali: Support for Agriculture

  40. 185

    Gary Toenniessen: Infrastructure in Africa

  41. 186

    Gary Toenniessen: The Issue is Africa

  42. 187

    Gary Toenniessen: The Other Side of the Nutritional Challenge

  43. 188

    Jay Vroom: Rachel Carson and Modern Agriculture

  44. 189

    Jay Vroom: Age and City Dwelling

  45. 190

    Calestous Juma: Coordination Among Countries in Africa

  46. 191

    Calestous Juma: The Role of African Presidents

  47. 192

    Calestous Juma: Superabsorbent Polymers

  48. 193

    Calestous Juma: Genomics and Weeding

  49. 194

    Calestous Juma: Broadband Capability

  50. 195

    Calestous Juma: Africa is a Big Place

  51. 196

    Andy Revkin: Why We Need to Do Some Work

  52. 197

    Question #1 -- Women's Rights

  53. 198

    Graduate School

  54. 199

    Young People and Trust

  55. 200

    Sunshine Back to Sunshine

  56. 201

    Question #2 -- Justice in the Use of Energy

  57. 202

    Coming to America

  58. 203

    Introduction by Albert Chao

  59. 204

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  60. 205

    Solyndra Bankruptcy and the Nature of Risk -- Nate Lewis

  61. 206

    Impact of Action / Lack of Action -- Emil Jacobs

  62. 207

    Effect on Future Generations -- Yuan Lee

  63. 208

    Cost / Risk Balance (Nuclear Power)

  64. 209

    Coal & CO2 Capture -- Emil Jacobs & Nate Lewis

  65. 210

    Wrap-up -- Tom Tritton

  66. 211

    Why Algae?

  67. 212

    Venter -- Century of Biology

  68. 213

    Time Line for Alternative Energy -- Nate Lewis

  69. 214

    Solar Power & Batteries -- Nate Lewis & Emil Jacobs

  70. 215

    Reliance on Technology -- Yuan Lee and Emil Jacobs

  71. 216

    Nate Lewis on Walter Cronkite

  72. 217

    Looking for Obese Algae

  73. 218

    Life Cycle Analysis / Green Technology

  74. 219

    Introduction: Bob Kenworthy and Andrew Revkin

  75. 220

    Inspiration -- Yuan Lee: Conservation of Momentum

  76. 221

    Inspiration -- Nate Lewis

  77. 222

    Inspiration -- Emil Jacobs

  78. 223

    Government Money -- Emil Jacobs

  79. 224

    Global Issues / National Interest -- Yuan Lee

  80. 225

    ExxonMobil Criteria for Biofuel

  81. 226

    Environmental Concerns

  82. 227

    Efficiency and the Chlorophyll Max

  83. 228

    Corn vs. Algae

  84. 229

    Better Choices -- Nathan Lewis

  85. 230

    A Matter of Scale -- Emil Jacobs

  86. 231

    Albert Chao

  87. 232

    The Fairy Land of Chemistry: A Victorian Science Performance

  88. 233

    The Story Behind the Othmer Ceramic Christmas Cards

  89. 234

    TSCA: From Inception to Reform, a Public Dialogue

  90. 235

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

  91. 236

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

  92. 237

    History Live with Stephen Turner: The Return on Government Funding

  93. 238

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

  94. 239

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

  95. 240

    Anticipating the Future of Science and Technology

  96. 241

    The City of Houston: A History of Innovation and Opportunity

  97. 242

    Seeking Innovations for Efficiency and Infrastructure

  98. 243

    The Promise, Payoff, and Ethics of Genomic Research

  99. 244

    Personalized Genomics and Healthcare (Panel Discussion)

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