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  1. World Food Programme Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://www1.wfp.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The World Food Programme is one of the leading humanitarian organisations, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition. Free short videos are available via their website and these are organised into four categories: Video Stories, Corporate, Public Service Announcement and Video News Releases. There is also a wide range of educational and research material (e.g. factsheets, case studies, discussion papers, etc) on Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems. Users can search all the resources by Publication or Video type, Topic, Country and Year.

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  2. The James Dyson Awards Streaming

    Link
    https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Design, Engineering, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding

    Set up by The James Dyson Foundation, the award operates in 27 countries, and is open to university level students and recent graduates studying product design, industrial design and engineering. It recognises and rewards imaginative design solutions to global problems with the environment in mind. The Awards website includes short videos of this year’s entries and past winners with demonstrations of how the actual product works. Amongst the 2018 winners are: kitchenware for the blind, a prosthetic leg system, furniture for flooding, a semi-automatic Malaria diagnosis device and a wheelchair for air journeys.

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  3. Comic Shambles Network Streaming

    Link
    https://cosmicshambles.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Cosmic Shambles creates and curates entertaining content about the universe through science, art, history, philosophy, music, literature and comedy. The site was borne out of The Incomplete Map of Cosmic Genome, Utter Shambles and Book Shambles online magazines. A selection of the content from them is now available for free via Cosmic Shambles, but to access the entire back catalogue, which includes over 160 films, exclusive interviews and contributions from 150 well-known names in science, a paid subscription is needed. The free content in the Cosmic Shambles site is presented in the form of podcasts, documentaries, interviews and several blogs. The range of subjects covered is impressive. For example, neuroscientist Dr Dean Burnett explains differences in taste (why some of us love jazz and other hate it?); the life and work of physicist Richard Feynman is celebrated in the documentary All Genius, All Buffoon: 100 Years of Richard Feynman; there is also an in-depth interview with plastic surgeon Fiona Wood who invented the ‘spray on skin’ for burns victims.

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  4. Climate Watch Streaming

    Link
    https://www.climatewatchdata.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Nature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Web Links

    A free online platform designed to provide advanced researchers with the open climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change. The platform, managed by the World Resource Institute, brings together dozens of datasets for the first time and allows users to analyse and compare the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, access historical emissions data, discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a lower carbon. The site can be searched by Countries, Economic sector, Nationally Determined Contribution, Global Historical Gas Emissions and Future Scenarios, where users can model projections of emissions.

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  5. PatrickJMT Math Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://patrickjmt.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Mathematics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    “With regular help just about every student I have encountered makes significant improvements over time”. With this motivation, enthusiastic maths teacher and author Patrick Jones, has been creating short maths videos for over ten years; his vast archive is organised under nine categories: Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry and Miscellaneous. The videos use a very straight-forward style so the viewer only has to watch and learn.

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  6. Speedy Science Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5VwXQiaY1IKHnc1B7FWSesu6xxg9vU0w
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, General Science, Physics
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Technology

    A series produced by Imperial College London, which looks at different aspects of science in hour-long videos. Themes so far include: Why does Saturn have rings?, What are stars made of? Are we alone? What is between the stars? and What causes auroras?

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  7. 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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  8. Mathematical beginnings Streaming

    Link
    http://www.foster77.co.uk/mathematicalbeginnings/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Mathematics
    Type of resource
    Web Links

    How many streets or place names near you use a mathematical term? Freedom Square, Polygon Road…this website offers a collection of 46 starting points for rich mathematical activity in the classroom. The site lists each of these activities via an intriguing title (e.g. Beach, Polygon Road, Tissues, Coffee cards). It then links the title to three further pages: the ‘beginning’ page, which is an image illustrating the concept behind the title, a ‘prompt’, which offers suggestions for students to start asking mathematical questions, and a ‘teacher’s notes’ page which helps teachers to identify possible problem-solving contexts. The brains behind this practical site is Dr Colin Foster, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education at the University of Nottingham, and with this website he shares his enthusiasm for the art of effective questioning.

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  9. 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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  10. PBS Space Time Streaming

    Link
    https://www.pbs.org/show/pbs-space-time/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters

    A web series hosted by astrophysics professor Matthew O’Dowd which explores abstract concepts in physics and astronomy using a light touch approach. Each episode runs between six and 15 minutes and can be accessed via the Space Time YouTube channel. In Zero-Point Energy Demystified, for example, O’Dowd explains what this type of energy can and can’t do; in Understanding the Uncertainty Principle with Quantum Fourier he describes how "intuitive, large-scale phenomena can give us incredible insights into the extremely unintuitive world of quantum mechanics”.

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