The web site provides a large list of thoughts and comments from leading scientists and public figures. It also encourages comments from readers.
However, one can choose individual short YouTube clips. I have listed them below for convenience.
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(2:45 min) Adam Hart-Davis explains why science is important for the technological world we live in. Alom Shaha visits a research facility and takes a ride in a giant centrifuge as part of a mission to find out why science is important to technology.
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(1:19 min) Rocket Scientist Elaine Greaney explains how scientific research is pushing the boundaries of space flight technologies. Alom Shaha explains how science is crucial for technological developments in the modern world.
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(2:43 min) Dr Chris Langley explains why there are moral and ethical choices involved in the development of technologies and that perhaps we need to think more carefully about these. Alom Shaha visits the British Antarctic Survey to find out how scientific research may be playing a crucial role in ensuring the survival of our species.
(3:04 min) Dr Marc Beurskens at the nuclear fusion research facility at JET explains how nuclear fusion may play a key role in helping us deal with climate change. Alom Shaha visits the British Antarctic survey and shows how science helped save us from the harmful effects of a hole in the ozone layer.
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(2:04 min) Prof. Robin Weiss explains why science is crucial to medical research. Dr Gillian Dalgleish at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre explains why a scientific approach is essential to finding a cure for cancer.
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(2:26 min) Prof. Marcus du Sautoy explains his role as the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the university of Oxford and why it’s important for people in a democracy to understand science.
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(2:01 min) Science Teacher David Perks explains what he thinks are the flaws of the UK’s approach to science teaching. Mick Waters, Director of Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, explains how teachers can work with the curriculum to deliver good science education.
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