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Bonn, Germany

Networks:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

Deutsche Welle D-53110 Bonn Germany


Episodes

Spectrum: Feeling experimental, German-style

9/12/2017
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A zebra finch speaks its mind, laser beams below Hamburg, introducing an undersea sociopath, Earth without the hurricanes, and changing lives by slicing brains.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Changing hands

9/5/2017
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Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Transhumanism, human uploads, and Homo Deus

8/29/2017
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It's all about artificial intelligence - the rise of our machine overlords. What's going to happen? When's it going to happen? Or has it already happened? We're going to delve into these and - a number of other questions - with some of the most progressive minds out there.

Duration: 00:29:56


Spectrum: Chasing the sun

8/22/2017
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Those who have experienced an extraordinary event like an eclipse say it's the most amazing thing they’ve ever seen. The total eclipse of the sun seems like a good enough reason to collect some interesting facts about it.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: On a road trip

8/15/2017
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Research underway in Austria aims to move wood up a notch or two in the auto industry. The hope is that wood will replace many steel and plastic parts. Also on the show: clean, green, e-scooters are all the buzz in Taiwan.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Einstein's last unresolved theory

8/8/2017
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On the show today, we're going to take a look at the life and times of German-born physicist Albert Einstein – it's not all E = MC².

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: at one with wild animals

8/1/2017
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On this week's show: Across myriad cultures, human beings can tell when wild animals are upset, what does this mean? + Why the western world is half the man it used to be + The wristband that lets us know when we're depressed + And we meet two scientists, one from Tanzania and one from Nigeria, who are putting a spin on the idea of brain drain.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Drugs, addiction and the brain

7/25/2017
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For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen. According to a report published Monday in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, 1333 people died as a result of illegal drugs. The basis for the majority of these deaths is addiction, and this week’s show will look into various facets of addiction, starting with the reward system in the human brain.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Waterworld

7/18/2017
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Today's programme is all about water – in various forms. Do it like the Japanese and relax in Hot Springs – daily, if possible. A cool experience: Swimming in one of Germany's many lakes. Can a simple glass of water be as complex as a glass of wine ? We meet a water sommelier in Los Angeles.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Snake Special - Python, Viper, Anaconda & Co

7/11/2017
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We visit the Drachenwelt Reptile Park in the Rhine Valley and met the "snake man" at the Zoological Institute, Bonn.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Spiders!

7/4/2017
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Spiders eat more meat each year than humans do, and they could easily eat the human race each year - more than once! Spiders are not only hungry, however; they are incredibly adaptable, arguably terrifying, and understudied. With that in mind, Spectrum is all about these amazing arachnids this week.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: The sound of silence

6/27/2017
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Small satellites, big missions. We take a look at the fast-growing private nano satellite industry. Also: Noises that trigger head orgasms. What’s the science behind it? All that and more on this edition of Spectrum.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Active

6/19/2017
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A wristband to stop depression, another that zaps you straight, eSports in the classroom in Scandinavia, France battles a Lyme disease "epidemic," and citizen scientists hunt for treasure in South Africa.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Nose

6/13/2017
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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: Sleep deprivation - when your brain starts eating itself

6/6/2017
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Quenching your thirst for knowledge at the local pub. Not getting enough sleep – what’s that really doing to your brain? We speak to a scientist who made an amazing discovery 1.4 billion years in the making. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Astronaut Alexander Gerst announced mission to ISS

5/30/2017
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Germany’s first International Space Station Commander revealed the name and logo of his next mission to the ISS in 2018. What's so special about "Horizons"? This and more - in Spectrum.

Duration: 00:29:54


Spectrum: European blackbirds thretened by virus

5/22/2017
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An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany. A zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself. And - is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological diseases?

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Earworms and evolution

5/16/2017
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Where in the world do earworms come from? And how do you get them out of your head? We’re going to bust the myth of the most expensive violin around, the Stradivarius. How marijuana can help an ageing brain? And why we’re going to have to leave the Earth? Soon. If any of those stories seem interesting to you, why not stick around on DW’s Spectrum.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Earworms and evolution

5/15/2017
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Where in the world do earworms come from? And how do you get them out of your head? We’re going to bust the myth of the most expensive violin around, the Stradivarius. How marijuana can help an ageing brain? And why we’re going to have to leave the Earth? Soon. If any of those stories seem interesting to you, why not stick around on DW’s Spectrum.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Drugs, addiction and the brain

5/8/2017
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For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen. According to a report published Monday in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, 1333 people died as a result of illegal drugs. The basis for the majority of these deaths is addiction, and this week’s show will look into various facets of addiction, starting with the reward system in the human brain.

Duration: 00:29:55

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