On a serious note, we look at moves to block pornography on the Net and track people who source images of child sex abuse. Then, on a lighter note, we get into the SoundPrism app, and hear from electro quartet Ghost Capsules on music tech.
Find out about the international science facility that will bring Israel and Iran together - if only it gets built. Then, the ethics of testing new drugs on people in poor countries. And Yahoo's woes: 'I've got Google, so what more do I want?'
Waking up dormant HIV cells 30 years after the virus was detected… The low cost rotavirus vaccine that could save lives and start a homegrown pharma industry in India... And HFT… HF-what? Okay, then… high frequency trading and social media.
What do we want? The right to return unwanted apps! When do we want it... as soon as we can download it! Plus: new disorders and the new "psychiatrists' Bible," cloned cells, e-cigarettes and life online in Russia.
This week we're not so much "deep and dirty" in the worlds of science and technology as we are lounging it in a miasma of repetitive beats and bleeps. This is a special of edition of Spectrum on how mobile music apps are changing the way we make tunes.
Visit the Czech lab where scientists are lighting up "knockout" mice in the name of gene research. Find out why "tweet now, think later" can land you in prison. And sit back and enjoy the science of coffee in Italy.
So we've all downloaded Twitter's #music app... or not... but did you spot the paid for tweets? Were they paid for? Also, get tips on how to cross the digital divide. And Google taps white space in South Africa to expand Internet coverage.
Even in beta, the virtual currency Bitcoin is stuck in an experimental bubble, but its supporters still say it's the currency of the future. Also, a new bird flu in China, kickstarting the EU's tech startup culture, and the landmine detector that harnesses the wind.
We've got goal line technology, the European Space Agency's Drones App... and we get into digital and analog music - learn how to build a DIY synth and hear from legendary inventor and WaveGenerator app maker, Wolfgang Palm.
Kapil Sibal, the Indian minister of communications and IT tells us why it's impossible to govern the Internet, while his and other governments try to do just that. Also, why placebos don't work. And... the Raspberry Pi hits British schools.
We cool computers with a special non-conductive liquid and dunk a cell phone or two. We keep track of research cash from international firms. And we get the lowdown on the fat burning properties of Viagra.
In this special edition of Spectrum, we get deep and dirty with Europe's multi billion euro drive to resuscitate the drugs industry - to keep research going into new drugs and new therapies – with a major push towards collaborative projects into basic science between the public sector and the pharmaceuticals industry in the private sector.
Find out how to help autistic kids improve social interaction skills with virtual objects and a boy called Andy. European data protection agencies take aim at Google... again. And sharks beware, there are scientists about!
As the number of cases of a new - potentially fatal - coronavirus increase, the World Health Organization wants us to be alert to "unusual patterns." Also, meet the people who say Germany's Open Data portal is more like a closed shop.
Science research is all about the billions in Brussels - a billion here, a billion there. But will member states pay up to make the Horizon 2020 fund 80 billion strong? Find out about future TV, and why your penis (if you have one) is like a canary in a coal mine.