Mr Science Show
By Marc West
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That mysterious grey area where you're not quite sure if you're cool...
||Ep 157: Where to now for Cold Fusion?||Do you remember Cold Fusion? Remember when electrochemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons claimed to have achieved nuclear fusion in a bottle on a table in their lab in Utah? That was so 80s! Cold Fusion was quickly debunked and, apart from its appe||2 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEp 156: Science for kids - home-made lava-lamp||This Christmas break, I have been mucking around with science experiments for my kids. Here is the first of a few easy experiments you can try at home. The following videos show you how to make a home-made lava lamp. It is very simple - grab a clear cup (||2 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farewell Darren||It is with great sadness that I let you know that my friend and co-Beer Drinking Scientist, Darren Osborne, passed away in January after a brave battle with brain cancer. I've put a few words up over on the BDS website, so I'll direct you over there if yo||25 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 155: Fact or Fiction with ANSTO||The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation undertakes research and development in nuclear science and technology. This has wide application including nuclear medicine, atmospheric monitoring, materials engineering, neutron scattering and||13 7 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 154: Blogging, podcasting, royal jelly and using chocolate to determine the speed of light||Over the Easter break, I spoke with Lish Fejer on ABC 666 Canberra on her Experimentarium segment. We spoke on various things to do with science blogging and podcasting, and matters Easter related including: Royal Jelly (the Royals were in town, a great||26 4 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||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||11 3 2014||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||27 9 2013||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||14 9 2013||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||14 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|