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  1. The Agora Institute Streaming

    Link
    http://agora.jhu.edu/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Law, Media Studies, Medicine, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Streaming/Download

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is an international philanthropic organisation which funds projects in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Among these projects is The Agora Institute, at Johns Hopkins University, a multidisciplinary centre that aims to serve as a forum for bringing together experts from the fields of political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics to examine the dynamics of civic discourse and design and test means for improving open dialogue, civic engagement, and democratic governance. The series Dialogues are monthly events/discussion about specific issues and can be watched via the SNFcasts. Themes covered so far include Stereotypes, Eros, Journalism in a time of Crisis and Crisis in Journalism, and Enhancing the Health Sector in Greece.

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  2. Futurism Streaming

    Link
    https://futurism.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Engineering, General Science, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Web Links

    A digital media company that reports on the latest ground-breaking discoveries in the fields of science and technology. The content is presented as News, Infographics or Videos, and the themes covered include: Advance Transport (Flying Cars, The Hyperloop, Space Planes, Self-Driving Vehicles, Jetpacks, High-Speed Rail), Hard Science (Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Quantum Mechanics, Polymer Chemistry, Computational Theory), Artificial Intelligence (Singularity, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Turing Tests, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision), Earth & Energy (Nuclear Fusion, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Floating Wind Farms, Electric Cars, Climate Change, Cloud Seeding, Environmental Engineering), Enhanced Humans (Biohacking, CRISPR, NeuroTech, Humanity+, Brain-Controlled Prosthetics, MedTech, Bionics, Augmentation, 3D Printed Organs), Future Society (Universal Basic Income, Workforce Automation, Lab-Grown Meat, Blockchain, Bitcoin, SmartCities, Future Careers, Political Policy), Health & Medicine (Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Lifesaving Clinical Trials and Treatments, New Disease), Off World (SpaceX, Orbital, NASA, International Space Station, Mars Colonization, Micro-Satellites, Fermi Paradox, Interstellar Travel), Robots & Machines (Supercomputers, Drones, 3D Printers, Transformative Gadgets, Humanoid Robots, Quantum Computing), Sci-Fi Visions (Time Travel, Wormholes, Alternate Universes, The Simulation Hypothesis, Moonshots, Artistic Visions of the Future) and Virtuality (Holograms, Augmented Reality, VR Gaming, Sensory Suits, 360-Degree Videos, Digital Simulations).

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  3. The Conversation Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Medicine, Nature, Politics and Government, Sports Science, Technology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An independent news website sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011 and in the UK in May 2013. It is a not for profit educational entity, funded by universities, that aims to rebuild trust in journalism by providing independent, high quality and authenticated information. The articles, written by academics and researchers with some help from professional journalists, are organised by subject areas like in any online version of a broadsheet newspaper: Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Education, Environment & Energy, Science & Technology, etc. Interestingly, each article displays a disclosure statement indicating the author’s funding and any potential conflict of interest. The Fact Check UK section includes the statement being checked (e.g. ‘Is freezing eggs really ‘extremely unsuccessful’?), the link to its original source, a Verdict and a Review by an academic who gives his/her opinion on whether and why the author of the statement is right or wrong.

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  4. The Anthill Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk/podcasts/the-anthill
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    General Science, Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Anthill is The Conversation UK’s podcast service devoted to bring to light some of the best research from the world of academia. Each episode, which lasts around 45 minutes, focuses on a theme and invites academics from different disciplines to share their expertise on it. Themes explored so far include Time, Humour, The Future, Memory, Unexplored places, Games and Dark matter. The podcasts, co-hosted by two experienced content editors from The Conversation, are recorded in the studios of the Department of Journalism at City University London, and have the bonus of sounding like high quality radio programmes.

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  5. Cambridge Shorts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoEBu2Q8ia_OwPszaJFmkI1SFVj5d5oB7
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Medicine, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A project sponsored by Cambridge University and The Wellcome Trust that gives researchers the opportunity to work with filmmakers and artists to make short documentaries about their work. The resulting 13 films are accessible and engaging. Titles in the series include Rise of the Machines with two shorts: Pain in the Machine, which looks at the possibilities and challenges of creating a robot that feels pain,and Friend in the Machine, which considers relationships with robots, Morphogenesis, Dish life and DNA Origami: folding on the smallest scale.

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  6. National Film Preservation Foundation: Sponsored Films Streaming

    Link
    https://www.filmpreservation.org/sponsored-films/sponsored-films
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Film Studies, General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This selection of sponsored films is presented by the National Film Preservation Foundation, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive. There are 102 films in total: the selection was made from The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger. This annotated filmography singles out 452 sponsored films of particular historical, cultural, and artistic interest from the more than 300,000 thought to have been made in the USA. Most of the films are available to download and are accompanied by detailed synopses and contextual information.

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  7. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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  8. Thinking With Things Streaming

    Link
    https://www.ashmolean.org/podcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, German Studies, History, Languages, Literature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of curated podcasts in which an academic from Oxford University chooses an object from the Ashmolean Museum and speaks about it in the context of their own research and interests. Historians, scientists, mathematicians and linguists take their turn, amongst them Diarmaid MacCulloch speaking about the Reformation in the context of a medal from the reign of Henry VIII and Marcus Du Sautoy on the mathematical implications of carved neolithic stones.

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  9. British Antarctic Oral History Project Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/british-antarctic-oral-history-project/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This resource features interviews gathered by the British Antarctic Survey Archives Service. The audio clips are freely available and are accompanied by transcripts. The focus is on those involved with polar science, especially people who worked for, or closely with, Operation Tabarin, 1943–45, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1945–61, and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1962–present. Interviewees include members of the scientific teams such as meteorologists, geologists and ionosphericists, as well members of the technical and support teams such as radio operators, pilots, medics, mechanics and cooks. Searching can be done by subject keyword, location and person name.

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  10. Hearing the Voice Streaming

    Link
    https://hearingthevoice.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site features some of the work being undertaken by a large interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and supported by the Wellcome Trust. The team includes academic researchers from cognitive neuroscience, English Literature, cultural studies, medical humanities, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, psychiatry and theology. The area of research explores the subjective experience of hearing voices. The site features a series of podcasts and other audio material available in the resources section of the site.

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