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Spectrum

Deutsche Welle   |   Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 6 days  Follow channel
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.
14
APR

Spectrum: like sex work online

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
As ever, we're deep and dirty in the worlds of science and technology...but we're also on the wild side. We talk vaccines and social media, before dipping into the "clandestine" scene of gay sex work on the Internet.
07
APR

Spectrum: cameras, street tweets and iPad magic

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Meet the scientists working a camera system which they say is the SAFEST way to control crowds, hook up with the social media project that's re-connecting the homeless, and dip into the secret world of the iPad magician.
31
MAR

Spectrum: profit vs. public health

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We're still chasing vaccines for TB, HIV, malaria and Ebola, so how do pharmaceutical companies weighing up profit against public health? Also: mandatory email encryption in Germany and the global village: myth or magic?
24
MAR

Raising the alarm: deadly viruses, noise complaints and dodgy drugs

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
How do you contain an Ebola outbreak? We find out from Médecins Sans Frontières. And what if the emergency antivirals aren’t above board? The US says the growing production of pharmaceuticals in China and India might compromise standards. Berlin gets its own “dot Berlin” and anti-noise campaigners get their way in Denmark.
24
MAR

Spectrum: Raising the alarm

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
How do you contain a virus? And what if the antivirals are duds? The US says producing drugs in Asia is a compromise. Berlin gets its own “dot Berlin” and anti-noise campaigners get their way in Denmark.
17
MAR

Spectrum: On the open data bus lane

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We investigate Europe's public transport challenge and how to maximize the best in open data. We check out the game-changer bringing stable power supplies to India. And the wiperless windscreen wiper… The what??
10
MAR

Spectrum: privacy and cars without windscreen wipers

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We take a look at Britain's little-known IT industry, which is to get exposure at tech expo CeBIT. And we head to Berlin to see why entrepreneurs are developing apps offering more online security and privacy.
03
MAR

Spectrum: Me, you…We are the robots!

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Find out how robots will represent you in society, and meet the people in Vienna who are listening in but don't care about your phone calls... we're talking infrasound! Then there's the trick-inspired birthing method.
24
FEB

Spectrum: Living in a seismic zone

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We head to Sheffield to learn about the latest research into creating earthquake-proof buildings. We also meet Latvia's Cyber Guards. And find out why Hollywood psychopaths are not all "make-believe."
17
FEB

Sexy, sexy: the road to the Digital Single Market

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We're back in Brussels, hob-nobbing with Eurocrats and the telcos, delving into the intrigue, competition and innovation at the heart of the EU's moves towards a Digital Single Market. And we're asking: why do we still pay for roaming?
10
FEB

The beginning is the end is the beginning

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
We're making the most of technology in African schools, meeting the man behind Audiobus, the app that's changed mobile music making forever, and asking: is the Personal Genome Project the end of personal freedoms.
03
FEB

Fight the power…

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
A Latvian teenager fights the online ads and the ads win...We sit astride analogue and digital filmmaking in Melbourne. And the anti-app: German researchers make the app to tracks your smartphone addiction.