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.
At Gamescom 2016, virtual reality stole the show, will it soon steal our lives? Action shooter games don't make us dumber - and we've got cognitive proof! Why looking for your lost parents can help kids learn to think - and why Pokemon Go is nothing short of a revolution.
The internet was first created for the US military, right? Well, not really. Listen to this special edition of Spectrum as a co-founder of the TCP/IP protocol tells DW's Zulfikar Abbany how it all began - and what to expect from the "Interplanetary internet."
With the Rio Olympics opening ceremony just days away, visitors to the South American country are worried about the Zika virus, but Czech scientists report they may have made a breakthrough when it comes to stopping this mosquito-borne virus reproducing. We hear about a man who is able to withstand a horror road crash and meet a robot on duty in a Belgium hospital.
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.