Spectrum: Spectrum: touching science09/15/14
We learn how to learn from influenza in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and we find out why Italians want more open data. And touchy, touchy: we also do device art at Ars Electronica.
Spectrum: Spectrum: battle for proton therapy
We follow Ashya King's battle for proton therapy in Prague and ask: will it help? We hear from Sir Alec Jeffreys, 30 years after he discovered DNA fingerprinting. And we're in Istanbul for the Internet Governance Forum.
Spectrum: Spectrum: robot in the palm of your hand
We head down to one of Europe's busiest airports to find out how prepared Germany is for Ebola. Also on the program, India's robot surgery breakthrough. And our reporter Hannah Fuchs tells us about her week with Google Glass.
Spectrum: Spectrum: make everything mandatory!
Germany looks set to fail its target for measles vaccination and we want to know: what do you do if mandatory vaccination isn't the go? Also: you and Industry 4.0. And the Parisian lovelock selfie campaign that's no bridge to a tourist's heart.
Spectrum: Spectrum: the gamification of code
Straight outta Gamescom 2014: a special on coding. You're no slave to your computer, are you? So use it to code! This program also features five teenagers, who generously agreed to answer questions while waiting to game.
Spectrum: Spectrum: experimental drugs
Ebola: is now the best time to experiment with clinically untested drugs? Also: Europe's class action against Facebook (on privacy and data protection). And are you selling your soul for 15 minutes of smartphone fame?
Spectrum: Spectrum: data in a database
If you think solar power comes down to slapping a few panels on your roof, we're here to tell you, there's a science to it. Also, the EU kicks off another code for kids initiative… And sex selection: which side are you on?
Spectrum: Spectrum: Noise and naked selfies!
We've got noise. Lots of noise. And it's annoying. Then we've got the narrative of vaccines on social media. And if you're lucky enough - or not - we've got your naked selfies on the Android phone we just bought.
Spectrum: Spectrum: tech for life
As conflicts and tensions intensify in Ukraine and the Middle East, we look down the track and at the need for better technology for tents in refugee camps. Also: could India's electric shock bra stop rape attacks?
Spectrum: Lunar vehicle, a Dutch paywall and open source investigative...
Spectrum heads to the US for a look at company chosen by NASA to develop a lunar lander. And we also hear about a new open source site for investigative journalists and Blendle - "iTunes" for newspapers.
Spectrum: Spectrum: when medicine fails
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.
- Bonn, Germany