Spectrum: Spectrum: the gamification of code08/18/14
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.
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.
- Bonn, Germany