Spectrum

Deutsche Welle   |   Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 6 days
From advances that will change our lives to offbeat oddities, Spectrum keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of European science and technology news.
18
NOV

Spectrum: Going down?

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Yep, we're going down, into the sewers, that is... where scientists think they can detect bomb factories. Also on the program: that old chestnut, net neutrality. And we shine a light on bike paths in The Netherlands.
11
NOV

Spectrum: is it ever the time?

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Special Envoy on Ebola Dr David Nabarro is open to a review of the response in West Africa, but says now's not the time. Also, India's health industries boast a potential market buster. And the Arduino-based Gambuino.
04
NOV

Spectrum: it's cosmic!

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We have cosmic radiation and a look at how Czech scientists want to detect it and why we should care. Also on the program, the trouble with telephones and sound quality. And the selfie lice attack that's gone viral.
28
OCT

Spectrum: lawless innovation?

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Can legislation to protect doctors from litigation encourage innovation in drug research, or would it be a death trap? We also find out what tech entrepreneurs in Europe need to learn from "pushy" North Americans.
27
OCT

Spectrum: lawless innovation?

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Can legislation to protect doctors from litigation encourage innovation in drug research, or would it be a death trap? We also find out what tech entrepreneurs in Europe need to learn from "pushy" North Americans.
20
OCT

Spectrum: March of the new commissioners

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
The new commissioners are in Brussels, talking digital startups, entrepreneurs, and there are words of warning from the old guard. Also, the Berlin Grindr art row. And why we need natural specimens for hundreds of years.
13
OCT

Spectrum: polio, and the Brussels gadget guide

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We turn our attentions away from big news diseases (Ebola) to a small news disease called polio. And we ask what we're doing on vaccines, and why it can re-emerge. Also, the journalist's guide to technology in Brussels.
06
OCT

Spectrum: humanity on a high wire

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We're asking whether technology will spell the end for translators in Brussels…Also, digital pioneer, Ninja Tune's Matt Black on today's noise to signal ratio. And a new wave of computer games that doesn't involve guns.
29
SEP

Spectrum: unstoppable in space

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
India's unstoppable space ambition: students are building a satellite to predict earthquakes. We speak to Professor Ron Fouchier on the challenges of influenza research, and we've a computer that speaks "Wienerisch."
22
SEP

Spectrum: vaccines and wearables

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Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill tells us about a novel Ebola vaccine human trial. Also: can consumer technology make us better people? And does protesting in a suit (on data protection) help win the argument?
15
SEP

Spectrum: touching science

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We learn how to learn from influenza in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and we find out why Italians want more open data. And touchy, touchy: we also do device art at Ars Electronica.
08
SEP

Spectrum: battle for proton therapy

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We follow Ashya King's battle for proton therapy in Prague and ask: will it help? We hear from Sir Alec Jeffreys, 30 years after he discovered DNA fingerprinting. And we're in Istanbul for the Internet Governance Forum.