Deutsche Welle | Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 1 week
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.
We catch some waves…gravitational waves that is! Head to a refugee camp in Greece where “No Border Radio” has taken to the airwaves. Rats are helping save lives in a rather novel way in Cambodia. And, the tide is changing rapidly in Estonia when it comes to each citizen’s digital footprint.
Every year, large areas of Venice are flooded. Now, there are innovative plans to create a flood barrier. Peanut allergies are on the rise worldwide. We look at the gist of peanut allergies - and possible new therapies. In North America People who are considered at high risk of contracting HIV are taking a pill called PrEP. It shall stop the infection taking hold in the event of exposure.
Could your feline friend be the cause of your illness? Is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological diseases? Spaniards are fighting back with a few novel inventions when it comes to reducing noise in local eateries. And, Germany drags itself into the 21st Century with plans to scrap laws governing open WiFi hotspots.
It's asparagus season in Germany, and we're going to take an in-depth look at the science surrounding the teutonic vegetable staple. We'll also meet the Canadian professor trying to make body parts out of asparagus - and apples. And we meet up with Watson the computer for help in repairing our swivel arm!
Coming up on this week's show + Brain-controlled drones and the professor playing with them + Why the world's water is getting filthier + and what we may be able to do about it + Germany's daunting problem of crystal meth babies + Anti-racism adds on YouTube
This week on Spectrum, we head to the movies for a whole new screening experience. We imagine zipping from city to city in capsules at speeds approaching Mach 1. And, digital restoration brings old artworks back to life. All that and more on this week's edition of Spectrum.
If only we could turn back time - no grey hair, wrinkles, bad teeth. Well...we might be closer to that miracle pill, cream or life-changing drug to keep you looking youthful well into your hundreds! Jessie Wingard presents this special edition of Spectrum coming to you from the Cologne Ageing Conference, in Cologne, Germany.
Which kinds of exercises should pregnant women be doing, and which shouldn't they? We also hear about an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic and a handful of made-in-Germany apps that are streamlining the process of finding a prostitute, an escort... or something in between.
In this week's Spectrum, we hear why stargazers should head to Chile, why shoes are the new wrists when it comes to wearables. Plus, is daylight saving making you ill? And we meet the scientists who want to transform Africa.