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Co-founder of Brainwave Labs and the last living dodo, Dr. Dodo has an honorary certificate in Anachronomaly & Parallel Universes from the great University of Clockwindistan (it’s often useful to have a certificate handy, especially when you need to eat cake and there are no paper plates left). Dr. Dodo invented the Galileo series of time machines, which feature in many of the Smarties' adventures. The dodo is also a trained dentist, but he doesn’t want you to know that.
Arby is a young prodigy who will one day grow up to be the great mathematician Aryabhata. He was sucked into the present by Dr. Dodo's Galileo 1 time machine, and since then he has been assisting Dr. Dodo and Skreee!! with their experiments, when not being plunged headlong into a series of strange adventures with the other Smarties. Arby has a particular fondness for numbers, banana fritters and robot wars.
Alby (which is what young Albert Einstein is called down in Brainwave Labs) was sucked into the future, along with Arby, by Dr. Dodo's Galileo 1 time machine. What he learns in BW Labs will one day prove quite useful when Alby grows up to become one of the greatest scientists in the known universe. When not daydreaming of fermions and bosons, Alby plays the violin and makes elaborate houses made of playing cards.
Much about Bhoomi is an enigma wrapped in a giant plantain leaf of befuddlement. No one knows (yet!) who she is or where she came from. We only know so far that she seems to be made of earth, fire, wind and water in equal parts, and that she is able to fly. Bhoo also seems to possess a natural instinct for science. Whether or not Bhoo will join the Smarties as a full-time member of Brainwave Labs is still to be seen. Last seen, her alter ego, Detective Gaia Goel butted heads with AVAST! (Assorted Villains And Science Terrorists!), solving a series of chemical mysteries and saving the world in the process..
An old bearded Toda lady who does dangerous experimental things all day, she is the other founder of Brainwave Labs. She makes mini black holes before breakfast and eats dark matter for lunch. Because the old bearded Toda lady answers only to loud piercing cries, and because she alone knows her real name, everyone else just calls her ‘Skreee!!’.
The youngest offspring of ACK Media, Brainwave is an ambitious new science movement, comprising of print, digital and educational products, that seeks to redefine the way kids relate to their planet.
This movement was kicked off with the launch of Brainwave magazine, which makes learning science fun by setting it against a colourful tapestry of stories, characters and visuals. It is now working on launching do-it-yourself science kits, touch pad app, YouTube channel and Best of Brainwave anthologies, giving kids an exciting physical space to engage with science. With Brainwave, ACK hopes to push its commitment of promoting knowledge to an exciting new dimension.
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