Archive for August, 2008

070 – Marco Tippmer – Virtual Worlds

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I talk to Marco Tippmer, an expert from the UK (via Germany) on Virtual Worlds. What are Virtual Worlds, and what can they be used for? Are they just useful for games, such as World of Warcraft and Second Life? Did you know that businesses are already using them, and they are becoming extremely important […]

069 – Greatest Olympians

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

On today’s shortened episode, I talk pose the conundrum – by what measure do you consider someone as a great – or the greatest – Olympian? Plus some listener feedback. Download MP3 of Ep 69 Please vote for this podcast this month at You can donate by clicking on the button above, and subscribe by […]

068 – Marc West – Fictional Scientists

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Time for a slightly different episode. We all have our favourite movies, books, and tv shows that have scientific characters. From the Professor in Gilligans Island to Q in James Bond to Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes. Join Marc West (from the Mr Science Show) and I as we talk about our favourite fictional scientists, […]

Who is your favourite fictional scientist?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Hi all, An upcoming episode of Brains Matter and the Mr Science Show will discuss fictional scientists. What we want from you is your suggestion (s) on who you think are worthy candidates for the list. From Dr Strangelove to the Professor from Gilligans Island – who do you think deserves a bit of recognition? […]