Spectrum: World of Science & Technology ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Series image

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.


27 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
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...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
Spectrum: Inside out - On the show this week: Hike Elba's trails without ever leaving the armchair, Germany's young hackers aren't really hack...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
On this week’s show, it’s all about insects… An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the bio...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
On today’s show : can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs ...

Bought by KRZA and WNMU-FM


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
This week on the show: Germans get 'lethargic' before they catch spring fever, the 'ashtray of Europe,' a songbird decline in France, and a quiz f...

Bought by KRZA, KWIT, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
Spectrum: 'Horizons' on the horizon - On this week’s show, we’re going to take a look ahead to German astronaut Alexander Gerst’s new space m...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!! - On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sand...

Bought by KRZA and WXDU


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Spectrum: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it … ? - This week’s show is all about driving, flying and cycling. We navigate the streets of one Eu...

Bought by KRZA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:52
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
On today’s show, we are going to get to the bottom of an Indiana-Jones-style mystery that involves LASER BEAMS. We’re also going to stay with laser...

Bought by KRZA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
Spectrum: Things you have to think about when eating in zero gravity - Can you eat rice in space? Do we digest food differently in zero g's? An...

Bought by KRJF-lp, WXDU, KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
Spectrum: It's electric! (& almost autonomous) Someone gives you €25 million. In exchange, you have to build an autonomous car – basically from...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
Piece image
Spectrum: Germany’s wild boar Problem - For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for t...

Bought by KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
Spectrum: Where are all the women in science? - On the show, we honor the women of STEM - females in the fields of science, technology, enginee...

Bought by KRZA, WXDU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
This week on Spectrum: The Network - Hacking the space-based net, how to ensure satellites don't destroy each other, a Hyperloop for India, an...

Bought by KRZA, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
This week on the show: Disaster - The pandemic that killed 50 million; an earthquake looms in northern India; hijacking your phone's wifi to send...

Bought by WXDU, KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
This week on the Show: Animals and us Wolves and humans on a confrontation course in Norway; fish doing things not even apes can manage; and, in ...

Bought by KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
This week on the show: You are what you eat! Can chocolates, sweets and sugary snacks ever be healthy? Can eating junk food now affect your childre...

Bought by KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5