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  1. The Exploratorium Streaming

    Link
    https://www.exploratorium.edu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, History, Mathematics, Nature, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A public learning laboratory, The Exploratorium, is devoted to just that: exploring the world through science, art and human perception. Their mission is ‘to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide’ and perhaps more importantly their vision is ‘a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them’. The museum makes available a vast range of, video programmes, organised by subjects, including: Arts (532 videos), Astronomy and Space (220), Biology (331), Chemistry (97), History (35), Mathematics (19), Nature of Science (13), Perception (55), Physics (215), and Social Science (575). There is also a Websites section with over 35, 000 pages of content, which can be explored by subject too.

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  2. California Academy of Science Streaming

    Link
    https://www.calacademy.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Development Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A voice for biodiversity research and exploration, and environmental education, the California Academy of Science’s site offers a wide range of learning experiences via mobile applications, interactives and animal webcams. The Video Library showcases short films on the latest discoveries and research findings made by Academy scientists around the world. Prolific series include: Science Today, Ocean, Space, Human Impacts and Sustainability, Behind the Scenes and Weather and Climate. A significant number of past Lectures can be listened to as podcasts via iTunes and these are organised into four categories: Space, Life, Earth and Tech.

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  3. Audio Engineering Society Streaming

    Link
    http://www.aes.org
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Engineering, Radio Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Courses, Information Sources, Journals, Streaming/Download, Technology

    Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. It is an international organisation that serves audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. The site offers a wealth of resources, most of which are available to paying members only. They include: Tutorial presentations from conferences and conventions, Oral Histories, and an E-Library which documents the progression of audio research from 1953 to the present day. The UK section of the AES offers some lectures via their YouTube Channel, and reports and recordings of past meetings, which are organised chronologically and go back to 2008.

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  4. The Do Lectures Streaming

    Link
    https://www.thedolectures.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Food, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Launched in 2007, The Do Lectures project aims to ‘create a safe space to ask better questions’. The event runs for three days once a year and is hosted on an old farm in Cardigan, West Wales. The talks are filmed and then made available for free. The lectures are organised into ten categories: Adventure, Business, Creativity, Education, Environment, Food, Future You, Social Change, Technology and Well-being.

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  5. Stuff You Should Know Streaming

    Link
    https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts
    Subject
    General Science, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    Podcast series published by the HowStuffWorks website and hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, both writers at HowStuffWorks. Episodes are released every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Topics are covered using popular culture as a reference which often gives the podcast comedic value. For example, Stuff You Missed in History Class is devoted to the story of Nell Donnelly Reed, which combines fashion, education, kidnapping and marital scandal. There is also a The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week section and a Videos space which includes short films such as Internet Roundup: The Worst Study Ever? And The World’s Oldest Person; Lefty Grenades and The Exclamation Point!.

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  6. The James Dyson Awards Streaming

    Link
    https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Design, Engineering, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding

    Set up by The James Dyson Foundation, the award operates in 27 countries, and is open to university level students and recent graduates studying product design, industrial design and engineering. It recognises and rewards imaginative design solutions to global problems with the environment in mind. The Awards website includes short videos of this year’s entries and past winners with demonstrations of how the actual product works. Amongst the 2018 winners are: kitchenware for the blind, a prosthetic leg system, furniture for flooding, a semi-automatic Malaria diagnosis device and a wheelchair for air journeys.

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  7. Climate Watch Streaming

    Link
    https://www.climatewatchdata.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Nature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Web Links

    A free online platform designed to provide advanced researchers with the open climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change. The platform, managed by the World Resource Institute, brings together dozens of datasets for the first time and allows users to analyse and compare the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, access historical emissions data, discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a lower carbon. The site can be searched by Countries, Economic sector, Nationally Determined Contribution, Global Historical Gas Emissions and Future Scenarios, where users can model projections of emissions.

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  8. Futurism Streaming

    Link
    https://futurism.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Engineering, General Science, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Web Links

    A digital media company that reports on the latest ground-breaking discoveries in the fields of science and technology. The content is presented as News, Infographics or Videos, and the themes covered include: Advance Transport (Flying Cars, The Hyperloop, Space Planes, Self-Driving Vehicles, Jetpacks, High-Speed Rail), Hard Science (Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Quantum Mechanics, Polymer Chemistry, Computational Theory), Artificial Intelligence (Singularity, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Turing Tests, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision), Earth & Energy (Nuclear Fusion, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Floating Wind Farms, Electric Cars, Climate Change, Cloud Seeding, Environmental Engineering), Enhanced Humans (Biohacking, CRISPR, NeuroTech, Humanity+, Brain-Controlled Prosthetics, MedTech, Bionics, Augmentation, 3D Printed Organs), Future Society (Universal Basic Income, Workforce Automation, Lab-Grown Meat, Blockchain, Bitcoin, SmartCities, Future Careers, Political Policy), Health & Medicine (Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Lifesaving Clinical Trials and Treatments, New Disease), Off World (SpaceX, Orbital, NASA, International Space Station, Mars Colonization, Micro-Satellites, Fermi Paradox, Interstellar Travel), Robots & Machines (Supercomputers, Drones, 3D Printers, Transformative Gadgets, Humanoid Robots, Quantum Computing), Sci-Fi Visions (Time Travel, Wormholes, Alternate Universes, The Simulation Hypothesis, Moonshots, Artistic Visions of the Future) and Virtuality (Holograms, Augmented Reality, VR Gaming, Sensory Suits, 360-Degree Videos, Digital Simulations).

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  9. The Conversation Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Medicine, Nature, Politics and Government, Sports Science, Technology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An independent news website sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011 and in the UK in May 2013. It is a not for profit educational entity, funded by universities, that aims to rebuild trust in journalism by providing independent, high quality and authenticated information. The articles, written by academics and researchers with some help from professional journalists, are organised by subject areas like in any online version of a broadsheet newspaper: Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Education, Environment & Energy, Science & Technology, etc. Interestingly, each article displays a disclosure statement indicating the author’s funding and any potential conflict of interest. The Fact Check UK section includes the statement being checked (e.g. ‘Is freezing eggs really ‘extremely unsuccessful’?), the link to its original source, a Verdict and a Review by an academic who gives his/her opinion on whether and why the author of the statement is right or wrong.

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  10. The Anthill Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk/podcasts/the-anthill
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    General Science, Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Anthill is The Conversation UK’s podcast service devoted to bring to light some of the best research from the world of academia. Each episode, which lasts around 45 minutes, focuses on a theme and invites academics from different disciplines to share their expertise on it. Themes explored so far include Time, Humour, The Future, Memory, Unexplored places, Games and Dark matter. The podcasts, co-hosted by two experienced content editors from The Conversation, are recorded in the studios of the Department of Journalism at City University London, and have the bonus of sounding like high quality radio programmes.

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