Spectrum: Spectrum: when medicine fails07/07/14
What happens when science, and traditional medicine fail, say, for people trying to conceive? Well, you do as we did and go to the man of a hundred kids. Also this week: gaming, real life and a bus ride.
Spectrum: Spectrum: signals and gestures
As we get into gesture control technology in cars…what if you sneezed and it changed the station on the radio? Also: do patents, or does dropping patents, drive innovation? And how to get your granny online.
Spectrum: Spectrum: tech toilets
We get to grips with the technology behind India's first ever bio-digester toilet, we also meet the makers of Posteo, a secure kind of analog email, and we bring you our guide to satellite jamming (don't try this…)
Spectrum: Spectrum: we've got brains
We're mind mapping (reading), predicting decisions before we know it, getting hooked up to brain controlled interfaces (and planes), up ultra close to neurons and brain scans, while wires pop out of our heads. Join us!
Spectrum: Spectrum: blowing the top off!
It is what it says on the tin: an Extremely Large Telescope, and construction time is about to begin. Also, why telcos want to learn lessonsfrom Africa for mobile wallets in Europe. And Nik Nowak's drones.
Spectrum: Spectrum: an artificial shot in the arm
It may soon be possible to manufacture artificial blood on a large scale, but would you want it in your veins? And what about insects: would you want them in your diet? How about dating online? Do you go slow?
Spectrum: Spectrum: It's a first!
Experience India's "first augmented communication app" - an app that's giving kids with communication difficulties a voice. Also: gaming to identify genetic mutations. And find out why men cheat!
Spectrum: Spectrum: prevention and cure
As the US looks to prevent HIV with a daily pill, we find research into associated cancers like Kaposi's sarcoma is slow. Also, why the EU elections on social media ain't sexy. And stick your nose into neurogastronomy.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Cyber law, viral stocks and your rubber soul
We get inside a leaked copy of Cambodia's draft cyber law…it's heavy. We also ask whether it's time to eradicate the remaining stocks of the smallpox virus? And rubber soul...the science of good running shoes.
Spectrum: Spectrum: It's free and it's unlimited
First we search for a gay gene and probe the ethics of such research. Then we check out computer simulated fashion design. And we head to Karlsruhe, where free and unlimited Wi-Fi has just become a reality in the City.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Laugh? A robot made me cry!
Find out about the French board game that's helping school kids in Burkina Faso learn the golden rules of fighting malaria. Also: innovative Indian health tech. And we quick start the auto-correct humor debate.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Are you hangry, love?
We visit the German satellite communication and Internet teleporting firm that's been hacked by the NSA and GCHQ, check in on the international struggle to catalog rare genetic diseases, and find out whether you're hangry.
Spectrum: Spectrum: like sex work online
As ever, we're deep and dirty in the worlds of science and technology...but we're also on the wild side. We talk vaccines and social media, before dipping into the "clandestine" scene of gay sex work on the Internet.
Spectrum: Spectrum: cameras, street tweets and iPad magic
Meet the scientists working a camera system which they say is the SAFEST way to control crowds, hook up with the social media project that's re-connecting the homeless, and dip into the secret world of the iPad magician.
Spectrum: Spectrum: profit vs. public health
We're still chasing vaccines for TB, HIV, malaria and Ebola, so how do pharmaceutical companies weighing up profit against public health? Also: mandatory email encryption in Germany and the global village: myth or magic?
Spectrum: Raising the alarm: deadly viruses, noise complaints and dodgy...
How do you contain an Ebola outbreak? We find out from Médecins Sans Frontières. And what if emergency antivirals aren’t above board? The US says the growing production rate of pharmaceuticals in China and India might compromise standards. Berlin gets...
Spectrum: Spectrum: On the open data bus lane
We investigate Europe's public transport challenge and how to maximize the best in open data. We check out the game-changer bringing stable power supplies to India. And the wiperless windscreen wiper… The what??
Spectrum: Spectrum: privacy and cars without windscreen wipers
We take a look at Britain's little-known IT industry, which is to get exposure at tech expo CeBIT. And we head to Berlin to see why entrepreneurs are developing apps offering more online security and privacy.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Me, you…We are the robots!
Find out how robots will represent you in society, and meet the people in Vienna who are listening in but don't care about your phone calls... we're talking infrasound! Then there's the trick-inspired birthing method.
Spectrum: Spectrum: Living in a seismic zone
We head to Sheffield to learn about the latest research into creating earthquake-proof buildings. We also meet Latvia's Cyber Guards. And find out why Hollywood psychopaths are not all "make-believe."
- Bonn, Germany