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 talk HIV - the virus that causes AIDS. We speak to a key researcher in the field. Hear from a gay man in the US whose sex life has changed dramatically thanks to a little blue pill that ISN'T Viagra. While in the Philippines, HIV infections have increased at an extraordinary rate in the past few years - we find out why. All that and more on this edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.
On this week's show, we get our hands dirty at the zoo – but it’s not what you think! While in the German capital an ambitious reporter tries to survive two months without using any plastic at all. A conservation program with a difference is bringing back a near extinct wild cat. Plus, a museum of a different kind is encouraging kids in Australia to learn in a rather novel way.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could pick up a new language from a cute humanoid robot? An EU project, involving computer scientists, linguists and educators, aims to help migrant children do just that. Also on the program, how dancing for health is helping people with Parkinson's Disease. And why, if you love a tree, you should send it an email.Host and Producer: Jessie Wingard
We hear from British astronaut Tim Peake about his time on the International Space Station and the perks of being back on Earth. Achieving gender equality in space - a Russian program is testing women’s endurance for long term space travel. We celebrate Asteroid Day and scientists are busy with a very unique project – growing plants in outer space. Host and Producer: Jessie Wingard
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