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Science (multidisciplinary and technology): A Guide to Web Resources


Bytesize Science

From the American Chemical Society (ACS), Bytesize Science is a series of podcasts created to be both educational and entertaining. Bytesize Science translates research from ACS peer-reviewed journals, along with content from the ACS newsmagazine, Chemical & Engineering News, into short podcasts about science, health, medicine, energy, food, and other scientific topics. Science contains video content on "ground breaking ideas from important thinkers."'s Science section contains videos on some the lastest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. There are also sections on Environment and Technology. There is content overlap among the sections. The site is fully searchable, with basic and advanced search modes. Each video includes a written transcript of the program.

National Science Foundation: Multimedia Gallery: Video

From the U.S. National Science Foundation, this growing collection of videos highlights some of the latest scientific research findings. Although the videos are produced for children, its content is informative for all. The multimedia collection is searchable and RSS feeds are available.


Launching with over 1,000 entries, SciTalks is a repository of science lectures and talks from all over the world. The lectures (talks) range in length from brief to lengthy, and from basic or humorous to complex and serious. SciTalks can be browsed by scientific fields, or the entire collection can be searched.

The goal of SciVee is to advance the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge by making research more visible.  Researchers can promote their work by uploading video presentations that serve as more approachable guides to their research.  SciVee offers the capability to synchronize video with text-based documents.  This capability can be used to create PubCasts, PosterCasts, PaperCasts, and SlideCasts.  SciVee is searchable and can be browsed by broad subject.

UCTV: Science and Technology
University of California Television (UCTV) features prorgramming from throughout the University, its three national labs, and affiliated institutions.  Its goal is to "transport knowledge far beyond the campus borders and into the homes and lives of inquisitive viewers around the globe."  The Science and Technology section covers atmospheric and climate science, biosciences, chemistry, computer science, ecology, materials science, mathematics and statistics, nanoscience, physics, and many other subjects.  Science is a repository for free educational lectures in science, technology, business, arts, education, law, and the humanities. Given by renowned scholars, the lectures are derived from conferences, workshops, summer schools, and other promotional events. The site is  searchable.