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  1. Learners TV Streaming

    Link
    http://www.learnerstv.com/index.php
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, General Science, Geography, History, Psychology, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This site provides thousands of free downloadable video lectures on a wide range of academic subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Management, Accounting, Literature, Law, Economics and Philosophy. There are also over 400 interactive Science animations and a number of free trade journals and technical documents which are free to download.

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  2. Learner’s TV Streaming

    Link
    http://www.learnerstv.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, General Science, Languages, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A vast and useful site providing free downloadable video and audio lectures of entire courses from respected academic institutions from around the world including MIT, Stanford and Yale. The site is science-oriented but covers some of the Humanities too, ranging across the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language courses, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy, Astronomy and Political Science. Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons licence. One of the more innovative aspects of Learner’s TV is the provision of animations for certain science subjects to help students visualise difficult or abstract concepts.

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  3. Nature Video Channel Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/NatureVideoChannel
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Engineering, Environmental Studies, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    A Youtube channel of short news items on science and technology posted by Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and Scientific American. Leading scientists from around the world about talk about their discoveries, innovations and ideas in all areas of science and technology. Marvel at sticky tape that emits x-rays, discover the secrets of the world’s oldest computer, and watch Nature’s exclusive interview with British broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough as he presents his views on Charles Darwin, natural selection and the Bible. Throughout 2011 the Nature YouTube channel will continue to provide you with groundbreaking streaming videos on the biggest scientific projects.

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  4. Sciencestage.com Streaming

    Link
    http://sciencestage.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Ethnology, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Discussion Lists, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    ScienceStage.com has the stated aim of being "the universal online portal for science, advanced teaching, and research’. It allows scientists, lecturers, academics, students, and practitioners from all fields to present and share ideas and findings through video streaming, audio streaming, and text documents, and to make use of community functions such as chat, email, and blogs. Video and audio clips - lectures, interviews and documentaries - come from a wide variety of sources and are accessible for free streaming via a good subject index, although very prominent advertising is at times a distraction.

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  5. ScienceHack Streaming

    Link
    http://sciencehack.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geology, Medicine, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    ScienceHack is a search engine for science videos. The site does not itself host videos but indexes them from sources such as YouTube and Metacafe. All videos included in the database have been approved by a panel of scientists for accuracy and quality. At the moment there are relatively few videos listed under each topic heading, but a section on the home page lists latest additions to the database.

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  6. Virtual Mummy Streaming

    Link
    https://www.voxel-man.com/gallery/virtual_mummy/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Biology, Dentistry, Ethnology, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    Based at the University of Hamburg in Germany, this site is subtitled "Unwrapping a Mummy by Mouse Click " and it aims to do just that. The mummy is that of a 30-year old woman from about 2300 years ago, and we are shown how the body was first scanned in to the computer, then reconstructed using CGI. The final results, which require QuickTime to view, allow the user to look at the different parts of the skull in six different ways. These include x-rays of the head and teeth, a 360 degree rotation of the skull as well as the mummy’s head being unwrapped layer by later. The site is available in both English and German language versions.

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  7. Scientific American Video Streaming

    Link
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Dentistry, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geology, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Video Sources

    A wealth of continuously updated video content of science-related news and research. Videos are arranged under the subject headings health, space, technology, mind & brain, energy & sustainability, evolution, and ‘more science’. There is a discussion forum to comment on the videos, open to anyone who registers with the site.

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  8. American Dental Association (ADA) (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ada.org/50.aspx
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Dentistry
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A selection of one-minute video news releases (in English or Spanish) on oral health and dentistry from the American Dental Association. There is also a series of podcasts for continuing professional dental education.

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  9. DentalTec (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.dentaltec.mmu.ac.uk
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Dentistry
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    DentalTec is a collaborative project between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. It is an online demonstration area for students of dentistry and dental technology, featuring a media database, dental technologies link, and an online laboratory. This streams video demonstrations (using Windows Media Player) of dental technology procedures, with accompanying text, in an overall clearly laid out package. Use of the Laboratory is password protected, but there is a Guest login facility.

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  10. Primal Interactive Anatomy Streaming

    Link
    http://www.anatomy.tv/loading.aspx
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Dentistry, Medicine, Sports Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Distributors, Streaming/Download

    Primal Pictures has created the only complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy. It is derived from genuine medical scan data that has been interpreted by a team of anatomists and then translated into three-dimensional images by a team of graphics specialists. The anatomy visuals are accompanied by three-dimensional animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics and surgical procedures. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data are clinical videos and text written by leading medical specialists. Resources are grouped in the areas of acupuncture, anatomy & physiology, dentistry, detailed human anatomy, functional anatomy, head & neck, pelvic floor, pilates, radiology, real time anatomy, speech language pathology, spine, sports & therapy, surgery, urology. of software is unique because of its accuracy and detail. The resources are available online to subscribers via Athens/Shibboleth login, or for sale on DVD-ROM.

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