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.


126 Pieces

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This week on the show: Music, minks & molecules - In this episode, hear some fresh German research on safely singing and playing instruments...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Good vs. bad medicine & the mood in Germany - In this episode, we look at a new German medicine that could be better tha...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: A vaccine story, airplane risks & kids in quarantine - In this episode, we hear about the risks of a vaccine trial from...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Virus clouds, blood clots and Germany re-opens, oh my! In this episode, a host's wife gets the results of her COVID-19 ant...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: a host's wife develops a common, yet mysterious, COVID-19 symptom. Also, how reliable are antibody tests? And Spanish super...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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In this episode, hosts Gabriel Borrud and Conor Dillon answer corona FAQs and the "latex glove question," let you know where to swim safely, and t...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Get tested - In this episode, one of the host's children is sent to a coronavirus test center. Also, if your loved ones a...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Immune Why grocery stores are getting more dangerous every day, whether homemade facemasks actually help, the role of "vi...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: It feels good to do the right thing Germans really are moving less now, why it feels so good to help people (safely), and...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The coronavirus lockdown - Never in history have so many human beings been stuck inside their homes. This social isolatio...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: What would you ask a Neanderthal? - We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today....

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: An invisible enemy - Invisible, oderless, and it could be anywhere — the novel coronavirus has the perfect "ingredients" ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: It's here - Forget Wuhan. If a respected virologist is correct, most will Germans get the novel coronavirus at some poin...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: You need more sleep - No, you’re not the only one in zombie mode. A sleep deprivation "epidemic" is getting measurably ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • 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: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: I wish I could remember your phone number - Feeling forgetful? Then join us for a memory master class from a German worl...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Do I scare you? - "Careful, he's Chinese." It was a throwaway comment whispered in a German pedestrian zone. But it jo...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Sliding into unhappiness - Feeling cynical? Then come slip into the ‘u-shaped’ trough that represents human happiness o...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Close your eyes, open your heart, and join our experiment on music and emotions - What do you get when you mix three D...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • 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: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1