Spectrum

Deutsche Welle  |  Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 4 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.
13
JAN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
On this week's show: The future of driving is here, and it's not going to need drivers - Sexual assistance to the physically and mentally disabled - and the shifting fight on the ground in Tanzania against malaria.
06
JAN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Are you hygge? No idea what it is? We’ll take a look at this Danish tradition that's fast becoming a "craze" everywhere else. Also, one man’s pipe dream to build a "beer pipeline" under a Belgian city is finally coming to fruition.
02
JAN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.
20
DEC
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Germany is on the verge of expanding the use of DNA analysis in criminal investigations - and we're going to hear from someone who's greatly responsible for that. Also, we go to the root of the problem of fake news, and we are going to drive through the new double-decker tunnel in the Dutch city of Maastricht.
13
DEC
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
On Spectrum this week with host Jessie Wingard: are you addicted to your smartphone? We head along to an addiction prevention class with a difference. We talk sex - a Danish travel company is encouraging people to have sex and says, why not bring the kids? And, we take a look at clothing that actively cools you down.
04
DEC
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Avian flu is on the march in Germany and Europe once more - but there's a crucial difference between this strain of bird flu and the one that came before it. DW checks in with the German National Institute for Animal Health to find out what we have to fear from the highly viral outbreak.
21
NOV
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Today on Spectrum - is what you eat during pregnancy harming your baby for life? Plus, we head along to Germany’s first HIV research center. Meet a Senegalese woman doing her bit for the environment – by designing a novel smartphone app. And, are driverless cars the way of the future? All that and more on this jam-packed edition with host Jessie Wingard.
15
NOV
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
In Germany, an African virus, the so-called Usut virus, is responsible for the deaths of thousands of blackbirds. Researchers at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute in Hamburg are investigating what exactly is going on.
15
NOV
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany. A zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself. Lynx are coming back to Spain. And, is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological diseases?
07
NOV
2016
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
On this week's program, we're going to take a look at how robotics are helping paraplegics to walk again + How smoking cigarettes causes cancer in parts of the body that are never touched by smoke + And how music can be used to mollify the fear and pain of dying