Spectrum: World of Science & Technology ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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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.


95 Pieces

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This week on the show: Can you taste where a wine came from? - Volcanic soils, limestone bedrock, steep slate slopes — isn’t it lovely to imagi...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Hands and feet You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "polydact...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Happiness, fear and our atmosphere - Our boiling hot planetary neighbor, Venus, might have once been similar to Earth. S...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Sex, cats and race - Germans are having less sex. Wherefore? The memories of a dead cat can’t be transferred to a new, cl...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: This is a conspiracy - Area 51, 9/11, the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists will happily tell you that only they know w...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive - He was the most famous scientist in the world when he was alive. And then he was ...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Change yourself A new romantic partner changes everything, doesn’t it? Not according to a study on Germans. Also, a stream...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Intercourse and the art of communication - People who are good with emojis have more sex, but hold your emoji horses befo...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Just imagine it - A new study shows you can "imagine" your way toward liking a place more than you do right now, how to i...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: My computer and me - Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us th...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Looking for evidence - Cyborgs are real, they're here already, and we'd love to introduce you to them. Also, if you like...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Hands and feet - You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "po...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Science on the move - On the ground, up in the air, and in the belly of a barge — science is everywhere. Zip around wi...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Do you want to live on the moon? - Look up at the moon when you get a chance. Because this will be the last decade wher...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Send in the bots! - Right now, hundreds of power plants around the world are splitting atoms. But when a reactor malfunc...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Self-driving carnage - Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this week's show: Buzzing and flapping - It's all about bugs and birds. Is it end times for entomology, the study of insects? Can high-freque...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Drawing the line - What we smell influences our intestines, how a "smart school" in China spies on its pupils, and fac...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Goodnight, stars - A viral video from the Netherlands shows how satellite constellations may end up ruining the night s...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Just imagine it - A new study shows you can "imagine" your way toward liking a place more than you do right now, how t...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1