Spectrum: Spectrum: a bridge too broken03/24/15
We find out why Germany's bridges are crumbling and whether they can be fixed. We ask whether Europe's heading for a tech skills gap? And we get inside Android Auto.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Sleepwalking into a networked nightmare?
A special edition from CeBIT technology fair in Hannover. But we're not just anywhere at CeBIT. We're at Hanger 16 for code_n and we're talking the Internet of Things, smart cities and intelligent communities.
Spectrum: Spectrum: size matters
Size matters when it comes to the number of GM crops we want - for that we go to India. Size also matters for many men: how big is a 'normal' penis? And how small should EU roaming charges be?
Spectrum: Spectrum: Measles, fairer phones and endangered sharks
In Berlin, the vaccination debate rages as measles grips the German capital; the race to build fairer high-tech devices; Londoners mourn the loss of a fossil; sharks are getting zapped in South Africa; and the world's largest Wi-Fi-in-motion network,...
Spectrum: Spectrum: Engaging with smart tech
What's ailing India's rural healthcare system? Engaging with smart technology: A robot that's been hitchhiking across Europe, and a new Barbie doll that can converse with kids. And, your dog may smarter than you think.
Spectrum: Spectrum: an 'impossible' digital market
European Commission vice president for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, tells us why parts of our online world are "absolutely impossible." We also have tech fears Uber Europe and Polish Enigma code crackers.
Spectrum: Spectrum: the good and the bad
India is hit by one of its worst outbreaks of swine flu. We also hear why a decline in Ebola patients should hinder vaccines research. And the kids of Europe making "apps for good."
Spectrum: Spectrum: teething problems
Find out why some cancer treatments may never get off the ground in Europe. And Turkey's stuck in another Twitter storm, with allegations linking the ruling party and attacks on free speech.
Spectrum: Spectrum: magic moments
It's a Polaroid moment for Pluto. Then India rolls out an ambitious broadband optical fiber network. And after that a jetpack sci-fi dream comes true.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Because you never know
The search for Earth-like planets makes new inroads - with European planet-hunting telescopes we may soon find other life. But not before the rise of in-game video ads and a new antibiotic shows promise.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Things that go boom
Lisbon might be Europe's next IT boomtown, while science appears to be booming in Africa. Our expanding waistlines point to a booming obesity problem. And, more countries are launching rockets into space.
Spectrum: Spectrum: the year that was 2014
A look back at our top science and technology stories of 2014: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and the Ebola outbreak. Plus the best of the rest: naked selfies, the anti-rape bra and glowing bike paths.
Spectrum: Spectrum: It's Christmas? Is it?!
We'd like to say we've got a science and technology Christmas special in store for you … but instead we've got mad sounds ... 4D sounds. We also take a look back at the social media year that was. And we cook a goose.
Spectrum: Spectrum: training, developing, preserving
Meet the healthcare workers training to fight Ebola. Check in with DevLab, a startup helping startups. And find out how Italy is looking after Leonardo (da Vinci)… and one of the most revered selfies in the world.
Spectrum: Spectrum: technological relief
Disaster relief is not only about food and shelter - communications and the Internet are top priorities, too, and we found out how mesh networks can help. Also, Estonia's E-residency, and the science of tears.
Spectrum: Spectrum: society and technology
Sometimes society fixes itself. And sometimes society needs a little help from technology. So this week, hear about an ultrasound machine that's GPS trackable. Also: Copenhagen's Lighting Lab. And Bhopal 30 years on.
Spectrum: Spectrum: the future taking off
We ask: what are the ethics of giving a placebo to participants of a HIV prevention drug trial. We're back on the net neutrality tip. And we have flying cars... but will they ever take off in Europe?
Spectrum: Spectrum: Going down?
Yep, we're going down, into the sewers, that is... where scientists think they can detect bomb factories. Also on the program: that old chestnut, net neutrality. And we shine a light on bike paths in The Netherlands.
Spectrum: Spectrum: is it ever the time?
Special Envoy on Ebola Dr David Nabarro is open to a review of the response in West Africa, but says now's not the time. Also, India's health industries boast a potential market buster. And the Arduino-based Gambuino.
Spectrum: Spectrum: it's cosmic!
We have cosmic radiation and a look at how Czech scientists want to detect it and why we should care. Also on the program, the trouble with telephones and sound quality. And the selfie lice attack that's gone viral.
- Bonn, Germany