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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: "Horizons" on the horizon

4/24/2018
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On this week’s show, we’re going to take a look ahead to German astronaut Alexander Gerst’s new space mission. It’s called Horizons, and it will bring him back to the ISS in June. The Deutsche Welle science team was given exclusive access to the European Astronaut Center this week, so if you’d like to know what it takes to be an astronaut, please tune in to this special edition of Spectrum.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!

4/17/2018
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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: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it … ?

4/10/2018
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This week’s show is all about driving, flying and cycling. We navigate the streets of one European city on our bikes. Dodge rush-hour traffic in an electric car in another. And, ever wondered what it takes to be a drone pilot? Wonder no more. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Looking Down

4/3/2018
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An Italian shoemaker "imports feet," an ancient city discovered by lasers, polluted UK rivers, de-polluting air, wood as tough as steel - and a whole lot of health tips to boot.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Things you have to think about when eating in zero gravity

3/27/2018
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Can you eat rice in space? Do we digest food differently in zero g's? And also, why can't astronauts eat as much salt as down here on Earth? Join us as we try the space food dishes unveiled for the upcoming mission to the ISS.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: It's electric! (& almost autonomous)

3/20/2018
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Someone gives you €25 million. In exchange, you have to build an autonomous car – basically from scratch. Sound crazy? It's kind of happening now in Aachen, Germany.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Germany's wild boar problem

3/13/2018
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For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for the new decree, given that the African Swine Fever is rampant in a number of European countries east of Germany. From a forest near Bonn, Spectrum hosts Gabriel Borrud and Conor Dillon present Germany’s wild boar problem this week, while in search of the peculiarly robust beasts.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Where are all the women in science?

3/6/2018
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On the show, we honor the women of STEM - females in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We meet a group of young women in Kenya proving that careers in science and technology are no longer just for the boys. Girls in India’s slums are coding and building smartphone apps. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: The network

2/27/2018
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Hacking the space-based net, how to ensure satellites don't destroy each other, a Hyperloop for India, and why "fairing" is worth caring for.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Disaster

2/20/2018
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The pandemic that killed 50 million, an earthquake looms in northern India, hijacking your phone's wifi to send disaster info, and you know what's better than pesticides? Ducks are.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Animals and us

2/13/2018
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Wolves and humans on a confrontation course in Norway, fish doing things not even apes can manage, and in India, a disease that can be deadly in humans suddenly appears in goats.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: You are what you eat

2/6/2018
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Can chocolates, sweets and sugary snacks ever be healthy? Can eating junk food now affect your children in the future? And, Australian scientists discover a new population of the world's rarest fish.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: The science of swearing

1/30/2018
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Does swearing when you’ve hurt yourself actually reduce pain? Scientists rally world leaders to take note of worrying changes in the Arctic. All that and more on this edition of Spectrum with Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Nose

1/23/2018
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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:00:29:55

Spectrum: Take a bite

1/16/2018
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Toxic banana production in Ecuador, growing your own vegetables at the supermarket, and the story of a piranha named "Bert" biting a man's finger (and why the man deserved it.) All that, plus a lot of health and food research, on this week's show.

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Your life, your health

1/9/2018
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How alcohol causes cancer, drugs and HIV in the 'Golden Triangle,' determining the age of a refugee, and does your phone know if you're sick?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: From space and scorpions

1/2/2018
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2018 is very likely going to be the year that space tourism kicks off. We'll meet one space entrepreneur, right here in Germany. And will our kitchens be changing? We'll meet a Canadian inventor who certainly thinks so...And have you ever walked barefoot with scorpions in the middle of the Namib desert?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: 2017 - A Year in Review

12/22/2017
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It was a wild year in the science world, with discoveries and advancements galore, and DW’s radio weekly was there to keep you informed. Why not take one last listen back to some of the stories that moved us this past year?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Zero g's

12/11/2017
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Nausea, warped eyeballs, a distorted brain and depleted bones and muscles - the list of astro-ailments is long. Is there a solution?

Duration:00:29:55

Spectrum: Bird's-eye view

12/5/2017
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Find out what happens if you try to imprint birds with a jumbled up birdsong, British police on Cyprus aim drones at poachers, and a new bird species on the Galapagos (on an island where the tourists aren't).

Duration:00:29:55

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