Chemistry has been part of the American experience ever since the settlers at Jamestown built a lab for blowing glass and assaying metal (you can learn more on our Jamestown episode). Today we celebrate the 4th of July with a tribute to American scientific and technological achievements—and we’ve thrown in some fireworks, just for fun.
00:00 Opening Credits
00:57 Element of the Week: Americium
03:03 A Conversation with Dale Keairns
07:22 Mystery Solved! Fireworks
09:54 Quote: Vannevar Bush
10:25 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
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