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.
21
MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, officially opens the country's sparkling neurodegenerative research center - and DW's there look at how scientists are addressing one of the greatest medical threats in a generation.
13
MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Murders, suicides, mass shootings - more people die as a result of guns in USA than in any other high-income country. Researchers say they could reduce the number of deaths by conducting proper research on firearms and their impact. Also: Radioactive wild boars in the Czech Republic and - being woken up by an electric shock.
07
MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Scientists are trying to find bigger storage options for renewable energy. Everyone from car companies to research scientists exploring possibilities. Also on Spectrum: The first carbon-neutral community in Britain and how power pylons birds are electrocuting our birds.
28
FEB
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
The World Health Organisation says breast cancer is the cause of more than half a million deaths each year. Could anti-inflammatory drugs be the next step in preventing it? Also, we analyse the style and substance of US President Donald Trump’s language.
21
FEB
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Why German researchers are concerned about the future with Donald Trump in the White House? Also on Spectrum: North and South Korea are divided by far more than political resentment - we're going to look at how differently people in the two Koreas speak. And finally - ever wonder how blue jeans are made? We're going to meet the northernmost producer of jeans in the world - in Norway.
31
JAN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
A very hungry caterpillar is wiping out cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast. A new way of fighting dengue fever in Indonesia. Everybody has one – a pair of jeans. In Norway a team of young people is producing the blue trousers in an environmentally friendly fashion. That and more, right here on Spectrum.
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.