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  1. Engineering Commons Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://theengineeringcommons.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Engineering, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Entertaining and informative engineering podcast from the USA, with practical advice for engineers. Maintains a balance between industry and academia and follows a magazine format.

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  2. Sound Matters Streaming

    Link
    http://journal.beoplay.com/journal/sound-matters
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A podcast which explores the ways in which people listen to sounds, and the inventions, discoveries, possibilities and ideas around sound. Written and produced by Tim Hinman, the content is original and thought-provoking. Covering all aspects of sound, from prehistoric musical instruments, recording wildlife sounds, interstellar noise, soundscape ecology, and the links between music and sport, users can subscribe via Soundcloud and iTunes.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Teletext Art Research Lab Streaming

    Link
    http://www.uniquecodeanddata.co.uk/teletext76/bbc1-19790720/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Media Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site is dedicated to the preservation, celebration and analysis of Teletext, the television information service introduced to British television in 1974 and familiar to UK viewers as Ceefax on the BBC and Oracle on ITV. Featuring a podcast, articles, archived pages from the service, and even an application that allows you to create your own Teletext page, the site is a labour of love, the pinnacle of which is a teletext time machine: a fully interactive Ceefax service for the 20th July 1979.

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  6. 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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  7. Digitalised Archive of Handheld Electronic Games Streaming

    Link
    http://pica-pic.com/#
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Technology
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This site uses Adobe Flash to recreate over twenty handheld LCD video games, which are fully playable and include classics of the genre like Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr. and Zelda, as well as more obscure examples like Casio’s Castle Adventure and Russian company Electronika’s Merry Cook.

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  8. 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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  9. Daphne Oram Streaming

    Link
    http://daphneoram.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Site dedicated to electronic musician and composer Daphne Oram. Oram, who co-founded the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, devoted her career, after she left the BBC in 1959, to the development of her own Oramics system, a pioneering form of sound sythesis based on the use of 35 mm film strips which are drawn or written on by the musician and generate sounds when passed over photo-electric cells. This site features biographical details along with information about how to access the Daphne Oram collection which is held in Goldsmith’s University’s special collections and includes papers relating to Oram’s work at the BBC, personal documents, papers relating to the Oramics system, photographs, musical scores, computer code and sound recordings. A small but fascinating selection of sound clips features Oram introducing some of her own pieces including the soundtrack to the Geoffrey Jones film ‘Snow’ which was made for British Transport Films in 1963.

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  10. Open University Digital Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.open.ac.uk/library/digital-archive/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Drama, Education, General Science, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This site provides online access to a selection of the Open University’s materials - images and text-based items as well as audio and videos - as well as functioning as a record and an archive of the OU’s collections. Publicly available collections currently include over 160 images from the Historical Archives Collection, over 100 videos of OU events, such as degree ceremonies and other programmes about the OU, dating back to 1971. OU’s programmes are represented by a series of clips from courses which include science, technology and the arts. A number of online exhibitions have also been created to contextualise some of the material. These include: ‘Shakespeare at the OU’, ‘Harold Wilson and the OU’ and ‘The OU Story’.

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