Spectrum: World of Science & Technology ~ from DW

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Spectrum: The fascinating world of science and technology

Spectrum is a half-hour weekly with developments in the fields of science and technology.

From advances that will change our lives to offbeat oddities, our team of reporters around the world keeps you up to date.

Meet Nobel Prize-winning inventors, be the first to know about innovations in technology or discover the meaning of research in everyday life. Background to science as it appears in the headlines and discoveries you probably never heard about.


43 Pieces

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This week on the show: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest!!! Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million l...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flo...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest - Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million li...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:58
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On this week's show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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SPECTRUM: Artilysin, contraception and Twitter Bot art - On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was disc...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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In this week'show we take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of stu...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's show: We take a look at Earth from above. Will the United Kingdom win the space race and become the first European country with i...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this week's Spectrum: An apple a day keeps the doctor away - We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplant...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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Spectrum: Robot for chronically ill children - On this week's show: can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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In this week's show : we hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Spectrum: Uplift - Want to change the world? We've got your back with some new tech/games. We also talk gender marketing, reach the space statio...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Spectrum: Robot for chronically ill children - On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher beh...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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Spectrum: All bugs are just dust in the wind - An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that ...

Bought by KVSC and KRZA


  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Spectrum: Marijuana, sex, soccer and sleep - On this week's show: If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too?...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Spectrum: Duh, duh duh-duh-duh duh, duh ---- On this week’s show we’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Spectrum: Smart cities in Finland - On this week's show: A smart city? Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be d...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Spectrum: Go for launch - On this week's special show: Some of you may have heard that there's a certain 'European of German descent' floati...

Bought by KRZA and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Spectrum: Put your lights on - On this week’s show we’re going to take a look at the EU’s new data protection laws. And we’ll meet somebody ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this week's show: We are all living on a volcano. What's it like living next a shaking, spewing volcano? And what's coming next for Hawaiians?...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1