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Distillations | Science History Institute

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Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.

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Episode 23: Preservation

Entropy is defined as the degree of disorder in a system, and according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics entropy is always increasing. Preservation is a way that humans are trying to beat entropy, and this week we look at why and how we preserve.

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00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:08 Element of the Week: Argon

03:24 Conversation with Ronn Wade

07:29 Frozen Dead Guy Days

11:28 Quote: Neil Rollinson

11:44 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Eric Mack and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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