Distillations Podcast, produced by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 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, a historian of science and editor in chief of Distillations Magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month we explore stories from the intersection of science, culture, and history.
The Collapsed Wavefunction is a podcast to talk about chemistry and demystify the scientific process. Hosted by Chad Jones (PhD candidate, Physical Chemistry), Sam Matthews, (MSc Organic Chemistry), and Dorea Reeser (PhD, Environmental Chemistry). New episodes every other week.
This free monthly podcast is part of Clinical Chemistry. Clinical Chemistry is the leading forum for peer-reviewed, original research on innovative practices in today's clinical laboratory. In addition to being the most cited journal in the field (24,297 citations in 2009), Clin Chem has the highest Impact Factor (6.263 in 2009) among journals of clinical chemistry, clinical (or anatomic) pathology, analytical chemistry, and the subspecialties, such as transfusion medicine, clinical microbiology.
Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions is a series of podcasts describing some of the 21st Century’s most daunting problems, and how cutting-edge research in chemistry matters in the quest for solutions.
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.
Contact information: Bill Basinski 214-463-9870 email@example.com http://www.basinskipersonalcare.com/ More information about Bill. Born in Heidelberg, Germany to a US Army Artillery Captain and his American wife, raised in Wiesbaden. Attended the American College in Paris, AA in Philosophy and Literature, the U. of Paris, Sorbonne, and the U. of Heidelberg. Left academia to write a novel, worked as a German teacher for the US Army, then moved to Cape Cod to become production manager, partner and benchtop chemist at Margit’s Natural Cosmetics, making 20 products sold in health food stores. Co-founded CBI Laboratories in Dallas in 1982, solid it in 1994, worked for Coats Aloe for 5 years, bought back CBI in 2004, left it to found Basinski Personal Care Consulting with wife Ada in 2011. BACKGROUND Came to the US in October 1997 with $500 in my pocket, guitar, typewriter and a knapsack of clean clothes. 15 minutes later, had $50 in my pocket and was partner of Margit’s Natural ...
Hackers. Spies. Secrets. This is the menacing language of industrial espionage. But how easy is it to plunder a company for its ideas? Not very, says our guest, Douglas O’Reagan, a historian of science and technology. Throughout history, O’Reagan argues, stealing trade secrets has proven more complicated than lifting a blueprint or section of computer code. What makes a company successful is usually much harder to grasp. But first we look at how one company is trying to pass on the skills and secrets responsible for its success. Reporter Susanne Gietl visits the small Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, headquarters of German automaker Audi. There she finds hundreds of Mexican workers learning skills, secrets, and the “German way” to build cars so they can bring that knowledge back to Mexico. Join us for a trip to the murky world of technology transfer. Show Clock: 00:04 Introduction 01:40 Feature story: Learning the "German way" 10:20 Interview with Douglas O'Reagan Credits: Hosts: Micha ...
Celebrities, politicians, and scientists have fiercely debated the safety of using genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in food. It remains to be seen whether GMO labeling becomes mandatory in the United States, but there’s no doubt that the “GMO-free” sticker is garnering the prestige and premium prices already reaped by the labels “organic” and “gluten-free.” But what’s the big fuss? And how did this great GMO debate begin? To find out Distillations goes to the soy and corn fields of Iowa where reporter Amy Mayer hears the perspectives of a few Midwesterners, including two farmers who have found a lucrative niche for the GMO-free crops they’re growing. Then, we’ll talk with plant geneticist Pamela C. Ronald and organic farmer Raoul Adamchak. Together they wrote Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. And they’re married—to each other.
In today’s episode we have an interview with Meyer Rosen, the editor and chief of the new edition of Harry’s Cosmeticology. This book is one of the best resources of cosmetic information that you can find. Interview: Meyer Rosen – Meyer Rosen is the president of Interactive Consulting Inc which provides technology-based management and technical support to help facilitate breakthroughs in market, product and process development. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Harry’s Cosmetology an industry standard text book which features over 150 authors and more than 2600 pages. We’ve brought him on to talk to us more about the recent release of the Ninth Edition of Harry’s Cosmeticology. Show Links: Harry’s Cosmeticology Connect with Meyer Rosen Upcoming events: Perry will be speaking at the Southwest SCC meeting on September 24, 2015. Information here.
Ten years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore into the Gulf Coast and displaced more than one million residents. For many of these people, trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency became their homes. But many of the new occupants soon found it hard to breathe, suffering flulike symptoms, stinging eyes, and nosebleeds. The culprit was formaldehyde, which emanated from the hastily assembled, substandard materials used to make the trailers. A decade after the storms Distillations follows CHF researcher and medical anthropologist Nick Shapiro as he searches for the remaining FEMA trailers. His search takes him to the oil fields of North Dakota, where a different kind of housing crisis is taking place.
Chad sat down with Chemjobber and Paulette, to talk about a recent survey by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The survey's aim was to find out how the general public percieves chemistry. What have we learned?
Most of us are familiar with the achievements of Galileo and Newton, but who were their peers? And what was it like to practice science in the 16th and 17th centuries? Come geek out with us as we travel back in time and explore what the world was like when science and the supernatural were not so far apart. We talk to two historians of science, Deborah Harkness and James Voelkel. Harkness is the author of The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution as well asthe All Soul’s Trilogy, a popular fantasy series filled with witches, vampires, demons, scientists, and historians. Voelkel is the curator of rare books at CHF and an expert on Johannes Kepler, a 17th-century astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. Though we were unable to time travel for this show (much to our dismay), we did get to visit the Making and Knowing Project’s laboratory at Columbia University, where a group of historians of science are reconstructing a 16th-century workshop and re-creating ...
Interview starts at 6:00 Details: Kathleen Norris is Director of eMarketing and Analytics for the Formulator Sample Shop, a supplier of specialty ingredients for the cosmetic, personal care and toiletry industries. She previously served as the Marketing Manager of North America at Active Concepts where she helped develop and lead the implementation of marketing strategies to support this territory as well as coordinate marketing and sales promotions. Through extensive travel with the North American Sales Team and Distributors (both in the US and Canada), Norris brings with her knowledge of industry trends and the ability to help analyze market information enabling customers to make effective product choices to build their companies. Norris began her career with Active Concepts in 2011 on the technical marketing team. She holds a degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has been active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Contact Kathleen : LinkedIn Formulator ...
This is Distillations’s 200th episode, and we’re celebrating! We pored through hundreds of shows and pieced together some of the funniest, grossest, and most surprising moments in Distillations history. Still chuckling from episode 166, "Alchemy After Dark," where CHF’s rare book curator Jim Voelkel cries from laughter while reading a steamy alchemical passage from yesteryear? Still trying to forget the body-cheese experiment from episode 156, "Hard to Stomach"? Or maybe you’re still perplexed about how a Viagra tablet might wind up in your herbal supplement, as explained in episode 197, "Fads and Faith"? We visit these moments and many more. Thanks for listening, and we hope you’ll join us for the next 200 shows! CREDITS: Hosts: Michal Meyer and Bob Kenworthy Producer & Editor: Mariel Carr Music courtesy of the Audio Network.