The following list is of 5 video sharing sites that focus on the scientific community.
At these sites, you can watch experiments that have been recorded as well as other information for biology, physics, chemistry, genetics, etc….
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Journal of Visualized Experiments Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online video-publication for biological research.
LabAction focuses on providing the latest videos/movies/information on human genetics, science experiments, science projects, biotechnology, current biology news and much more.
DnaTube is a non-profit video site which is aiming to be a visual scientific resource for its visitors making scientific concepts easily understandable through video and video sharing.
Free to upload and watch videos in all life science fields such as biology, neuroscience, histology, pathology, immunology, laboratory method, technique, procedure and more.
Video sharing website for video clips about science experiments and processes. SciVee recently announced a new, updated look and added features for their science video search engine.
According to an article yesterday by AP, creator Phil Bourne launched SciVee as a niche alternative to YouTube, so as to improve the categorization and focus of the videos for the scientific community.
Here is the press release for SciVee.
LOS ANGELES – Haim Weizman is a chemist by trade and an Internet moviemaker on the side.
In his first video, a telegenic narrator in a lab coat swirls a flask as electronic music plays in the background. Created by four science and film students at the University of California, San Diego, the video shows a typical recrystallization experiment straight out of Chemistry 101.
The six-minute epic complete with bloopers got 1,205 views on Google Inc.'s YouTube, but the number increased fourfold when the video was posted to SciVee, one of a number of online video-sharing startups designed to let scientists broadcast themselves toiling in the laboratory or delivering lectures.
Fans of the niche sites say they help the lay public – and students – understand the scientific process, allow researchers to duplicate one another's results and may help discourage fraud.
"Anyone in an organic chemistry class anywhere can now perform this experiment by watching the video. There are so many details that it's hard to describe in a lab manual," said Weizman, a lecturer at UC San Diego. He went on to produce five more lab-training videos.
Researchers who are uploading their experiments and lectures online are discovering filmmaking is more art than science. If the narrators are boring or the image is shaky, viewers will quickly learn to click elsewhere.
"Scientists are not moviemakers so getting them to shoot their experiments and describe them properly can be a challenge," said Anton Denissov, a broadband video analyst with the Yankee Group.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, SciVee encourages scholars with a paper hot off the press to make a short video called a "pubcast" highlighting the key points. It also accepts unsolicited submissions that have no connection to any published work.
Phil Bourne, a pharmacologist at UC San Diego, launched SciVee this summer after seeing his students hooked on YouTube. Bourne wanted a reputable virtual place where researchers could trade techniques without the potpourri of topics found on general video-sharing sites.
"It's quite a quantum leap for scientists to present their research in this way," Bourne said.
The age-old practice of reporting scientific results in peer-reviewed journals or at scientific conferences isn't going away soon. Most journals with online editions are taking a wait-and-see approach about YouTube-type videos, although many routinely add podcasts and other media to accompany papers.
"This is an area we're extremely interested in, but we're still in the embryonic stage," said Stewart Wills, online editor of the journal Science.
One of the startup sites – called JoVE, short for the Journal of Visualized Experiments – is the digital mirror to traditional scientific journals, however.
Created last year by a former Harvard postdoctoral student with help from an angel investor, the site has stringent publication rules. On the recommendation of its editorial panel, it dispatches professional videographers to labs around the world doing interesting work. Their footage is edited and approved by the researchers before being posted.
JoVe editor-in-chief Moshe Pritsker said the Web site grew out of "personal pain." For most of his academic career, he was flustered by what he called the "black hole" of science: Despite attempts by well-intentioned scientists to explain their experiments on paper, some procedures are so complex to mimic a person must physically explain them.
Pritsker said he once flew to Scotland for a week when he was a Ph.D student just to see how a research group performed an embryonic stem cell technique. He couldn't help but wonder if there were an easier way than jetting across the Atlantic Ocean to reproduce a two-hour procedure.
"We need to show our experiments and show in our age means video," Pritsker said.
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