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  1. Institute of Arts and Ideas Streaming

    Link
    https://iai.tv/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Founded in 2008, the IAI’s aims- in their own words- ‘to rescue philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas… Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are’. The website offers a wealth of resources including: The Philosophy for Our Times Podcast, a weekly programme tackling current ideas, and IAI Player which contains over a 1000 video debates and talks. Latest additions include: Corruption and Climate Change, The Fascination with Evil, The Limits of Logic, Return to Radical Feminism and Duchamp’s Deception. There is also IAI Education, which provides online courses aimed at pre-university students who have an interest in critical thinking.

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  2. The Future of Life Institute Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://futureoflife.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Podcasts produced by the Future of Life Institute (FLI), a Boston-based charity and outreach organisation working to ensure that artificial intelligence technologies are beneficial for humanity. The FLI Podcast features its Director of Media, Ariel Conn, in conversation with prominent researchers, policy experts, philosophers, and other influential thinkers. The AI Alignment Podcast series covers and explores the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of AI alignment through conversation with technical and non-technical researchers across areas such as machine learning, governance, ethics, philosophy, and psychology.

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  3. Wyss Institute Streaming

    Link
    https://wyss.harvard.edu
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, General Science, Medicine, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    An institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University devoted to research and technology development to create new bioinspired materials and devices with high-impact applications in healthcare, manufacturing, robotics, energy, and sustainable architecture. The Multimedia section of the website offers videos, animations and podcasts. Content is organised into Focus Areas (e.g. 3D Organ Engineering, Molecular Robotics, Synthetic Biology), Technology Areas (e.g. Building Materials, Medical devices, Organs on Chips), Disciplines (from Aging, Architecture, Biochemestry and Design to Materials Science, Medicine and Physics), and Application Areas (e.g. Balance & Motor Control, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart, Kidney, Liver and Lung diseases).

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  4. BBC Radio 4 Analysis Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4vz/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    BBC series examining the ideas and forces, which shape public policy in Britain and abroad. The programmes are presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics. Recent episodes include How to Kill a Democracy, which looks at how democracies around the world are being dismantled; What are Universities for? which looks at the main purpose of the sector; and Why Are Even Women Biased Against Women, which examines discriminatory attitudes amongst women. There is also The Best of Analysis, where episodes are grouped under specific subject headings including, Economics, British Politics, Global Politics, Political Islam, Education, gender and Identity, Society and Culture, Europe, and Business and Finance.

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  5. Network Rail Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/networkrail/playlists
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Engineering
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    One of the best examples of moving image applied to industry is the films made by the British Transport Film Unit between 1949 and 1982. They catered for the transport industry’s need to train its vast work-force, keep the public informed of new developments, and manage their corporate reputation within the sector. Network Rail commissions short videos to support today’s needs including, internal reviews, scientific research, historical records, training, safety, corporate communication and public relations. Their videos are available on their Youtube Channel and are organised into Playlists which include: Week on the Network, Safety, Level Crossing, Working with Communities and Passengers and detailed account of specific improvement plans such as Ordsall Chord and the Electrification project from Gospel Oak to Barking.

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  6. More or Less: Behind the Stats Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrss1/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Economics, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Are some statistics better than others? In this BBC podcast series, economist Tim Hartford makes sense of the numbers behind the studies quoted in political debate, news and everyday life. The ten-minute long programmes look at issues as varied as the gender gap in tech, whether people admitted to hospital at weekends are more likely to die, creativity and mental illness, the reliability of psychological studies, the numbers behind the migrant crisis, food surveys and the 8-hour sleeping myth. All the podcasts are available indefinitely.

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  7. Simons Institute for Theory of Computing Streaming

    Link
    https://simons.berkeley.edu
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Set up in 2012 by the Simons Foundation, the Institute brings together researchers in theoretical computer science to expand the horizons of the field. Their core activities consist of research programmes spanning all areas of theoretical computer science, as well as its connections to other scientific disciplines. Each programme lasts a semester and includes 60-70 participants. The Simons video archive offers free access to a large collection of in-house lectures including Algorithmic Trading and Machine Learning, Network Biology, Crytography, Lower Bounds, and Deterministic Counting and Probability. There is also the Print publications archive, which contains monographs, white papers or collections of open problems resulting from specific research programs, and the News section with current and historical news articles and newsletters.

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  8. Computing Britain Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bq6j1
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    BBC podcast looking at 70 years of computing history. Milestones highlighted include: the design of automatic calculating engines in the 1940s, the first office computer in the 1950s, the Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, the first efforts to link early computers, the coming of cheap microprocessors in the 1970s, the arrival of Microcomputers to British classrooms and then to most homes, early generation of programmers of video games, and the dotcom Bubble, the design and build of the ARM chip which can be found in most mobile devices. Episodes are presented by Dr Hannah Fry and are available indefinitely.

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  9. A Brief History of Mathematics Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00srz5b
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    History, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Is mathematics the driving force behind modern science? In this BBC podcast series, Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how mathematic finds a role in the real world. For example, an astronaut and an investment analyst explain the power of calculus; in another episode, it is explained how a solution to an eighteenth century mathematical conundrum paved the way to the search engines we use in internet. Each episode lasts 15 minutes and they are available indefinitely.

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  10. Physclips: Physics animations and film clips Streaming

    Link
    http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Multi-media tutorials for learning and teaching physics at high school, or introductory university levels, founded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. The site provides downloadable film clips and animations that teachers can incorporate into their lessons. The structure and navigation of this award-winning resource is explained in What is Physiclips? The scope of the resource comprises: Mechanics, Waves and Sound, and Light. Other resources include Einsteinlight, and Laboratories, which are classroom exercises.

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