Mr Science Show
By Marc West
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||Ep 153: Complex Network Analysis in Cricket||Complex network analysis is an area of network science and part of graph theory that can be used to rank things, one of the most famous examples of which is the Google PageRank algorithm. But it can also be applied to sport. Cricket is a sport in which i||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 152: Spiderman Part 2||In part 2 of the Spiderman series, Dr Boob looks at the amazing properties of spider silk and how Peter Parker might harness various technologies to appropriately use it. It's the final show from Dr Boob for a while and we will miss him greatly! But he's||9/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 151: Spiderman Part 1||This is our last Science of superheroes for a while so we thought we'd look at one of the big guys. Over two episodes, Dr Boob examines Spiderman and in episode one, he specifically looks at how to manipulate Peter Parker's DNA using a virus to transport||9/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 150: Bryan Gaensler at 20 years of the Sydney University Science Talented Student Program||I recently attended the 20 year anniversary of the Sydney University Faculty of Science Talented Student Program. That was an intimidating event! The evening was hosted by Adam Spencer and featured an in-conversation with Professor Bryan Gaensler, Dave Sa||7/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 149: Zombies Part 2||In the second of a two part series on zombies, this week we go deeper in the dark world of the undead. In part one we managed, through a combination of drugs, to create zombie-like creatures who were sluggish and largely brain-dead. This week we have a sh||5/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 148: Zombies Part 1||Zombies have been fodder for science fiction books and movies for years, but could we actually create one in the lab? And why indeed would you want to do this? Surely the whole "eating brains" concept would mean that making one is probably not in your be||5/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 147: Time Travel and the movies part 2||Time travel is one of the more interesting plot devices in scifi movies. In this episode and the second in the series, Dr Boob takes us on a journey through parallel universes, causal loops and the nature of time-lines. We look at Back to the Future, the||3/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 146: Time Travel and Movies Part 1||We still exist! This week we're inhabiting the nexus of science, pop culture and science fiction. The topic of discussion is Time Travel and how it is portrayed in the movies. There's a little bit of philosophy, a little bit of physics, a dash of the para||8/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 145: Teleportation||Is teleportation possible in the real world, or only in the world of science fiction? In this very special episode, Dr Boob takes the reigns and leads us on a journey through teleportation, whether or not physics allows it and even if it does, can we tec||5/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 144: Two-up - an ANZAC Tradition||2012 update: I had a chat to Chris Coleman of ABC Riverina about the maths behind two-up. Check it out here and read on for the 2009 article on the maths. It's an Australian tradition on ANZAC Day to take yourself down to your local pub and||4/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|