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.


61 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
This week on the show: New Peers Review on satellites, Mars and our solar system - Peer reviewed? We demand more. In this wild new pilot epi...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
The week on the show: Only you can prevent cancer - You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record numb...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: Where has all the sugar gone? - At the biggest sweets trade fair in the world, you'd be surprised how many people are...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: In the heart of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere), we take a look this week at what the cold does to our bodies....

Bought by WNMU-FM and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
This week on the show: Kaboom - Like destroying things? We all do. So much so that scientists in even Europe are planning a 100-kilometer meg...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
This week on the show: It hurts to let your football team down - How can professional athletes who cause their team to lose by their blunders be ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
This week on the show: Meat's delicious — but bad for our planet. The solution? Grow it in a lab. We also enter a German hospital to show you how ...

Bought by KRJF-lp


  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: New Year’s Resolutions The most common aspirations for the New Year are to eat healthier, have more time for your family a...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: "Take a bite" Toxic banana production in Ecuador, growing your own vegetables at the supermarket, and the story of a piran...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
This week on the show: The true physics message of Christmas - What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Sant...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: Homo instagrammus - Who on earth would pay 29 euros to take photos in front of blindingly pink backdrops? Instagrammer...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
This week on the show: A hyperloop dream for Europe - Amsterdam to Barcelona in about an hour. Wouldn't it be great if Europe had its very ow...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
This week on the show: Remember December? - It may just be the "Most wonderful time of the year," but Christmas shopping can act like cocaine on ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
On this week’s show: how artificial intelligence is seeping into peculiar corners of medicine, why we should keep an early eye out for dementia, ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 22, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: Your breath smells like emotional tension - Follow us into a darkened German cinema to talk about how the stuff we breathe...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: Half of young British people say they're bisexually inclined, how to become a Jedi warrior right here on planet Earth, and ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week on the show: Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into our...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
Spectrum: The dogged, interminable struggle with diabetes - This week on the show, DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
Piece image
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
Piece image
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