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  1. 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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  2. Aeon Streaming

    Link
    https://aeon.co/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Literature, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    Online magazine devoted to the exploration of ideas from the worlds of science, philosophy, society and the arts. There are three main channels: Essays – ‘Longform explorations of deep issues written by serious and creative thinkers’; Ideas – ‘Short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form’; and Video – ‘A mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon productions’.

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  3. NASA Image and Video Library Streaming

    Link
    https://images.nasa.gov/#/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, General Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Organisations, Streaming/Download

    This vast resource makes publicly available 140,000 images, videos and audio files, aggregated from NASA’s agencies across the USA and around the world. The database is fully searchable, indexed by keywords and can be filtered by media type. Each entry also includes the link to its original site. In general most NASA material is not copyrighted and can be freely used for informational or educational purposes. More information on rights and restrictions can be found here.

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  4. City of Physics Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://www.cityofphysics.com/podcasts.html
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, General Science, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This podcast was created to accompany a month-long educational project held in Dublin during 2015. The project was created by Dr Shane Bergin (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin) and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (School Of Mathematics & Statistics, University College Dublin) and aimed to make physics part of Dubliners’ everyday conversation by putting notices, posters and projections on public transport, the sides of buildings etc. in order to spark people’s interest and curiosity. In the podcasts, the City of Physics team introduce a variety of highly-regarded scientists to talk about their inspirations and ideas, covering subject such as how physics fits in with the other sciences, and how to talk and communicate about science to a general audience.

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  5. 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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  6. I, Science Streaming

    Link
    http://isciencemag.co.uk/category/podcast-video/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Technology
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Journals, Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This website is produced by post-graduate students at Imperial College, studying for an MSc in Science Communication and Science Media Production. It features news, reviews, blogs and a magazine which appears three times a year. The site’s audio and video resources include podcasts, interviews and news items covering a broad range of scientific subjects. A useful source of news and information for science undergraduates.

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  7. EarthSky Streaming

    Link
    http://earthsky.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This popular American resource covers the sciences of earth and space: astronomy, geology, geography and biology. Featuring articles, news items and videos, the site is intended for a general audience but aggregates contents about the latest academic research and presents its content in an accessible and enthusiastic way, and is therefore suitable for specialists and enthusiasts alike.

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  8. FT Science Streaming

    Link
    http://podcast.ft.com/s/ft-science-with-clive-cookson
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Financial Times science podcast is no longer being updated but the archive features all the episodes in the series, freely available. The FT’s Science Editor presents the podcast, covering every aspect of science from biomedicine to space.

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  9. Astronomy Cast Streaming

    Link
    https://www.astronomycast.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, General Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Weekly podcast about astronomy hosted by Fraser Cain (of the Universe Today site) and Dr Pamela L. Gay (of the Cosmo Quest site. The podcasts, which are free to download and accompanied by transcripts, cover a wide range of subjects under the astronomical umbrella, dealing with everything from how spacecraft navigate the solar system to the dangers of fire on board spacecraft. Gay and Cain also consider wider scientific topics such as confirmation bias, science funding and women in science. The podcast has been around since 2006 and as of November 2016 has racked up over 400 episodes.

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  10. Science Photo Library Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencephoto.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Medicine, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Footage Sources, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    Specialist science imagery and footage is available to licence from this longstanding company. There are over 600,000 images and 40,000 clips available on the site, all of which are freely available to preview online but users need to register in order to buy clips.
    The moving image collections are divided into Healthcare, Science & Technology, Space, History, Environment, Animals and Flowers. The company also runs a free research service and has an educational plan available with subscriptions starting at £25.00.

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