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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Hidden Brain Streaming

    Link
    http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/437264048/about-hidden-brain
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Psychology, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This podcast looks at everyday human behaviour and uses ideas from the social sciences - economics, psychology and sociology - to explain why people do what they do. The podcast is aimed at a popular audience and is presented by NPR’s science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, whose laudable aim is to help people understand how what they do on a daily basis is based on underlying patterns of human behaviour based on rigorous scientific research.

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  6. Sound Matters Streaming

    Link
    http://journal.beoplay.com/journal/sound-matters
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A podcast which explores the ways in which people listen to sounds, and the inventions, discoveries, possibilities and ideas around sound. Written and produced by Tim Hinman, the content is original and thought-provoking. Covering all aspects of sound, from prehistoric musical instruments, recording wildlife sounds, interstellar noise, soundscape ecology, and the links between music and sport, users can subscribe via Soundcloud and iTunes.

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  7. mathcentre Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Mathematics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site offers support materials, free of charge, to students, lecturers and anyone else looking for help with mathematics post-GCSE. The resources on the site are the work of people who run university mathematics support centres, teach mathematics, and who design new media products for learning. The site also provides resources for those needing to use mathematics to study different disciplines, including bioscience, economics, engineering, business and accountany, art and design, etc. Users can search by Course, Topic or Resource Type. Amongst the resources available are a wide range of videos, which have been helpfully arranged into subject areas.

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  8. Revisionist History Streaming

    Link
    http://revisionisthistory.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Education, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Podcast in ten episodes presented by Malcolm Gladwell, who, in each programmes, revisits an idea, person or event from history, that has been overlooked, forgotten, or misunderstood. Amongst the subjects explored by Gladwell are the inequalities of the American higher education system, an undercover research project undertaken by the Pentagon in Vietnam and Elizabeth Thompson Butler, a 19th century painter.

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  9. Physics Flash Animations Streaming

    Link
    https://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/Flash/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Series of Flash animations produced by David M. Harrison of the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. The animations have been sorted by subject (chaos, quantum mechanics, relativity etc.) and are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5)

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  10. 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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