January 23, 2008

Labreporter.com: Films to take you to the heart of science

Thanks to Tara Shears, a particle physicist at the University of Liverpool for alerting me to a great project she and science communicator Alom Shaha are spearheading.

It's Labreporter:

Every day, thousands of people around the world get up and go to work in a science lab somewhere. Some make major discoveries leading to huge technological advances while others quietly add to humanity’s knowledge of the world and how it works. Labreporter.com provides a unique glimpse into laboratories from around the world, revealing the people who work in them, what they do, how they do it and, most importantly, why they do it.

What up so far are six videos on particle physics, in particular about the LHC. All are hosted in YouTube and can be viewed here on the Labreporter site.

I've watched a couple of the videos so far and can say that they're great. The videos, brief descriptions and related links are here:

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