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  1. British Antarctic Oral History Project Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/british-antarctic-oral-history-project/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This resource features interviews gathered by the British Antarctic Survey Archives Service. The audio clips are freely available and are accompanied by transcripts. The focus is on those involved with polar science, especially people who worked for, or closely with, Operation Tabarin, 1943–45, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1945–61, and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1962–present. Interviewees include members of the scientific teams such as meteorologists, geologists and ionosphericists, as well members of the technical and support teams such as radio operators, pilots, medics, mechanics and cooks. Searching can be done by subject keyword, location and person name.

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  2. BritLab Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV/featured
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Science video channel on Youtube featuring content presented by Greg Foot and Hannah Fry. The Brit Lab Original series consists of a series of short films featuring experiments and investigations into various phenomena, including decomposition, spontaneous combustion and cannibalism. Hannah Fry’s Number Hub videos see the mathematician explaining mathematical concepts and theories in an entertaining and engaging way. The channel also includes videos from James May’s Head Squeeze series and a small selection from the BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’ series, including this demonstration of early touch screen technology.

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  3. 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    The Financial Times science podcast is no longer being updated but the archive features all the episodes in the series, freely available.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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  4. Astronomy Cast Streaming

    Link
    http://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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  5. 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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  6. 92Y On Demand Streaming

    Link
    http://92yondemand.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Business Studies, General Science, Literature, Music, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Huge archive of freely available audio and video interviews with around 1000 notable figures from the worlds of literature, art, music, entertainment, politics and sport who have appeared at the 92Y, a New York community centre and cultural institution with a history stretching back to the late nineteenth century. Users can search by year, topic or performer name to find Kurt Vonnegut’s first public reading from ‘Breakfast of Champions’ in 1970, Wallace Stevens reciting ‘An Ordinary Evening in New Haven’, Iris Murdoch discussing philosophy and novel writing and Christopher Hitchens debating whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. Known for its sophisticated, well-read audiences, the quality of debate is high and the topics range widely, covering sports, comedy, Jewish issues, business & finance and science & technology, as well as literature.

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  7. iBiology Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ibiology.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Useful resource featuring free open-access videos about biology, presented by leading scientists and researchers, who discuss their work and research methods, with the aim of making the subject accessible to a broad audience. The clean design makes searching and browsing easy and the site is conveniently divided into broad thematic areas: BioSeminars; BioEducation and Bio Films. The Education pages feature a series of courses for secondary school and undergraduate level students on topics including microbiology, ecology, genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. There are also two flipped learning courses, featuring course curricula, online seminars, and questions for classroom discussion.

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  8. Science Alert Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencealert.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Environmental Studies, General Science, Medicine, Nature, Physics

    Popular website which aggregates and promotes the latest scientific research from universities and research bodies around the world, featuring news stories, articles, videos and images. There is a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on the Australian scientific research community. Users can search under several broad categories, including Health, Environment, Space, Physics and Nature. The videocontent is collected on one page.

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  9. Big Picture Streaming

    Link
    https://bigpictureeducation.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Journals, Streaming/Download

    This website is a free educational resource that explores the innovations and implications of modern science. It sets out to connect modern biomedical science with its ethical and social challenges and place bioscience research in a historical and cultural context. The wide range of Resources includes animations, videos and audio clips. Users can filter their searches by topic, resource type and educational level, which ranges from 5-7 years old up to undergraduate and continuing professional development.


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  10. Afbare - Arctic Documentary Films Streaming

    Link
    http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/afbare/default.aspx#.V39ZOj_sL9k
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, Geology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    The Arctic and Barents Documentary Film database contains information on over 35,000 films made in or about the Arctic held by the archives of the Russian TV companies GTRK Murman, TV Pomorye and Finnish broadcaster YLE. Detailed information with scene by scene description and a digitised preview (in avi format) is available for more than 1000 films, but researchers wishing to view the films in their entirety will have to travel to the University of Lapland.

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