Prodigy
Sometimes even scientists have a hard time understanding the heavy, technical jargon of research papers. They're hoping that by sharing video presentations, ideas will flow more quickly within the scientific community and enable new ideas to evolve more quickly. The site was launched by the National Science Foundation, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Public Library of Science.

"SciVee also facilitates the creation of communities around specific articles and keywords," write the SciVee operators. "Use this medium to meet peers and future collaborators that share your particular research interests."