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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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Location:

Bonn, Germany

Networks:

DW Germany

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@dw_english

Language:

English

Contact:

Deutsche Welle D-53110 Bonn Germany


Episodes

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


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

11/28/2017
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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: Making the invisible, visible. Uncovering hidden illnesses

11/21/2017
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We are going to make the invisible…visible by looking at hidden diseases. We chat to a doctor and a patient about the illnesses that make you look healthy on the outside, but are wreaking havoc with your body.

Duration: 00:29:54


Spectrum: On the road

11/14/2017
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Could wood reshape the auto industry? Researchers in Austria hope so. They want to see wood replace steel and plastic parts. Plus, why e-scooters are taking off in Taiwan.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Time's up

11/7/2017
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Why Germany doesn't have an opioid crisis, a possible end to daylight savings time in Europe, making coffee more environmentally friendly, and some falling leaves…

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: The world has changed

10/24/2017
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On this week's show: How a cosmic smash 130 million years ago has altered the way we understand the universe, two teeth that may force us to rewrite the story of the human race, and why the plague (the precursor to the Black Death) is still alive and deadly.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: Going cheesy

10/17/2017
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We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese. Catch up with some people in India undergoing sex change surgery. And: many experts are worried that Germany's horse chestnut trees will disappear – permanently.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: A dark ride

10/10/2017
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A digital "ticket" inside your hand in Sweden, taxi surveillance in Istanbul, an orbiting lunar base, and medicines pulled from shelves.

Duration: 00:29:55


Spectrum: The Dutch, masters of coastal flooding protection

9/26/2017
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With recent hurricanes leaving parts of the US and Latin America reeling, we look to the Dutch. Over one fifth of the Netherlands is below sea level, and the country's been building and maintaining an enormous barrier system.

Duration: 00:29:55


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

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