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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.

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.
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Bonn, Germany

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DW Germany

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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.

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@dw_english

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English

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Deutsche Welle D-53110 Bonn Germany


Episodes

Spectrum: Your breath smells like emotional tension

11/13/2018
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Follow us into a darkened German cinema to talk about how the stuff we breathe out when we're watching a movie has implications on the future of film ratings — and on a young field of medicine.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Bi bi

11/6/2018
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Half of young British people say they're bisexually inclined, how to become a Jedi warrior right here on planet Earth, and why China's "artificial moons" might be artificial science.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Self-driving carnage

10/30/2018
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Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: The dogged, interminable struggle with diabetes

10/23/2018
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This week on the show, DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease? What can be done to motivate sufferers who would rather just throw in the towel?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Shaken

10/9/2018
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How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flood, and what you should do in the event of a tsunami.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest

10/2/2018
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Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million liters of beer get in – and then out – of the city in just two weeks? Come with us to Munich, Germany, but watch out for 'super recognizers.'

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Nose

9/25/2018
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Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's mine-sniffing rats.

Duration:00:29:53

Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!

9/18/2018
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On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Artilysin, contraception and Twitter Bot art

9/11/2018
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On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered. We’re going to take the occasion to talk about bacterial resistance, and what may be the future of antibiotics.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Gardening in microgravity

9/4/2018
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We take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of students attempt to grow vegetables in space, and we meet a scientist in Antarctica cultivating crops which may one day feed astronauts headed to Mars.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Looking at Earth from above

8/28/2018
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Will the UK win the space race and become the first European country with its own spaceport on European soil? Host Jessie Wingard meets an amateur radio operator connecting Earth with the International Space Station.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: An apple a day keeps the doctor away

8/21/2018
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We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplants. Stem cell therapies – miracle cure or harmful to your health? We discuss mental health and climate change.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Robot for chronically ill children

8/14/2018
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On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Robot for chronically ill children

8/14/2018
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On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: This is a test

8/7/2018
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We hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the vanishing king penguin, and the sound of our sun.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: All bugs are just dust in the wind

7/10/2018
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An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: All bugs are just dust in the wind

7/10/2018
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An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Marijuana, sex, soccer and sleep

7/3/2018
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If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? When are most soccer goals scored in the course of a game, statistically? And can robots help us fall asleep?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Duh, duh duh-duh-duh duh, duh

6/26/2018
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On this week’s show we’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem of soccer teams around the world. Why do groups of people sing this song together? What’s going on in our brain when we do that? Does it say something about the power of music? If you’ve ever wondered about this, definitely stay with me on this episode of Spectrum.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Smart Cities in Finland

6/19/2018
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A smart city? Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens - by boosting the transport network, cutting down on waste and resource consumption, and connecting people. In Finland, some of that is already reality.

Duration:00:29:55