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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: 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


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: 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

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