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  1. 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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  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. PBS Space Time Streaming

    Link
    http://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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 films are accessible and engaging. Titles in the series include Pain in the Machine, which looks at the possibilities and challenges of creating a robot that feels pain, Morphogenesis, Dish life and DNA Origami: folding on the smallest scale.

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  7. The British Museum’s 3D Models Streaming

    Link
    https://sketchfab.com/britishmuseum
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    The British Museum has created a series of 3 dimensional digital models of some of the artefacts in its collections and put them online. It is now possible to manipulate and rotate the Lewis chess set, the Rosetta Stone, a marble portrait of Julius Caesar, a column from the temple to Artemis at Ephesus and many others. Some of the models are accompanied by audio descriptions to add context and extra information.

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  8. Engineering Commons Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://theengineeringcommons.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Engineering, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Entertaining and informative engineering podcast from the USA, with practical advice for engineers. Maintains a balance between industry and academia and follows a magazine format.

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  9. Rationally Speaking Streaming

    Link
    http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Politics and Government, Psychology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Bi-weekly podcast produced by a group called The New York City Skeptics, covering aspects of critical thinking, philosophy, science and ethics, with forays into history, politics and psychology. The podcast features guests from a wide range of academic disciplines. The podcasts are free and are accompanied by full transcripts.

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  10. Origin Stories Streaming

    Link
    https://player.fm/series/origin-stories
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Monthly podcast from the Leakey Foundation. Broadly about human evolution the programme covers anthropology, human origins, primatology and biology.

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