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Science Cinema: the source for Department of Energy (DOE) multimedia

Science Cinema: the source for Department of Energy (DOE) multimedia

From the About page

The ScienceCinema site contains multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy’s most exciting scientific research.

[Editor’s note: ScienceCinema includes quite a few health related videos, it is worth searching]

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is responsible for broadly disseminating and preserving the Department’s scientific output. ScienceCinema contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other research institutions.

Through a partnership with Microsoft Research, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology allows the user to search for specific words and phrases spoken by the presenter in these video files. Simply enter a term and the results list will point to the precise snippets of the video where the term was spoken.

You can search for words spoken in the videos,

and also through the “old fashioned” advanced search method.

The advanced search page (labelled bibliographic search) allows you search by

  • Bibliogaphic data – words and phrases as virus and “air pollution”
    Use quotation marks (“) to force phrase searching
  • Description/abstract– words and phrases found in the description or abstract (summary) of the video
    For an example , see Wind vs. Biofuels: Addressing Climate, Health and Energy

February 14, 2011 - Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Finding Aids/Directories | , , ,

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