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.


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This week on the show: An unusual experiment has cats staring at cat faces, while Dutch researchers go full sci-fi and "brain scan" an image out o...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The stuff you breathe out can tell an enormous amount about your health — and intentions.

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Studies out of South Africa indicate that our natural immunity to Omicron might already be waning.

  • Added: May 07, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: We know now that pigs can express their happiness (or sadness) vocally. But did you know that those emotions can be manipul...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: A less healthy Gabe returns to talk long COVID, new variants & the best corona metric we still have.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: He outran it for two years. But this week, COVID caught up with Gabe.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: It's important for us to know what animals are "saying." And new technology lets us do just that. Also, a select few of you...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: How could a diabetes medicine be connected with a '40% increase' in birth defects? And with stealth omicron now dominating....

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The coronavirus is spreading in Germany like never before. And restrictions are vanishing as if the pandemic didn't exist....

  • Added: Mar 26, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: 'Nobody in Ukraine is safe' - We spoke to a theoretical physicist on the ground in Ukraine about his life, his work dur...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Just as a pandemic 'ends,' a (potentially cataclysmic) war of aggression begins — with no end in sight.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: When a child asks you about war and impending death, what exactly should you say? In other news, the Black Death may not ha...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Got omicron twice? - There is more than one kind of omicron. And data has just come out on whether you might get infecte...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: As support drops for COVID-19 measures, the people who are violently opposed to them are gaining strength.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: We received so many messages this past week about the lopsided male COVID-19 mortality rate. Maybe you wrote one of them?

  • Added: Feb 05, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Getting COVID-19 had an impact on getting pregnant — and also, what actually causes two people to stay together?

  • Added: Jan 29, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Mass viral infections have consequences. What will omicron's be?

  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Take a look around — because this is the wildest part of the pandemic anyone's ever seen. And we've started to normalize a ...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The omicron numbers are already awful. Yet there's a case for cautious optimism based on what we've seen so far.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Omicron won't be a wave, it'll be a wall, says Germany's top virologist. And the best response is to lock things down — aga...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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