Presidents & Policy
Distillations is taking a look at the presidential side of chemistry.
To help president-elect Barack Obama celebrate his inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Distillations is taking a look at the presidential side of chemistry. First we learn about stem cells and the controversy surrounding their research. Next we find out why 21-gun salutes are safe and not so smoky in Mystery Solved! And finally, former Institute staffer Jody Roberts shares his wish list for the new administration and congress. Chemical Agent: Stem Cells.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:01 Chemical Agent: Stem Cells
03:30 Mystery Solved! Smokeless Gunpowder
06:32 Commentary: A Planet in Peril
11:05 Closing Credits
Resources and References
For more about smokeless gunpowder, check out this helpful Wikipedia page.
Jennifer Dionisio, Nicole Rietmann, and Jody Roberts researched this episode.
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music is: ”Curiosity,” by Nalts; “Comical Salute,” by Siberian Newspaper; and “The Presidents,” by Jonathan Coulton.