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.
16
DEC

Spectrum: training, developing, preserving

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Meet the healthcare workers training to fight Ebola. Check in with DevLab, a startup helping startups. And find out how Italy is looking after Leonardo (da Vinci)… and one of the most revered selfies in the world.
09
DEC

Spectrum: technological relief

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Disaster relief is not only about food and shelter - communications and the Internet are top priorities, too, and we found out how mesh networks can help. Also, Estonia's E-residency, and the science of tears.
02
DEC

Spectrum: society and technology

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Sometimes society fixes itself. And sometimes society needs a little help from technology. So this week, hear about an ultrasound machine that's GPS trackable. Also: Copenhagen's Lighting Lab. And Bhopal 30 years on.
25
NOV

Spectrum: the future taking off

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We ask: what are the ethics of giving a placebo to participants of a HIV prevention drug trial. We're back on the net neutrality tip. And we have flying cars... but will they ever take off in Europe?
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?

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.
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.