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.
20
OCT

Spectrum: March of the new commissioners

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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

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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.
29
SEP

Spectrum: unstoppable in space

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India's unstoppable space ambition: students are building a satellite to predict earthquakes. We speak to Professor Ron Fouchier on the challenges of influenza research, and we've a computer that speaks "Wienerisch."
22
SEP

Spectrum: vaccines and wearables

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Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill tells us about a novel Ebola vaccine human trial. Also: can consumer technology make us better people? And does protesting in a suit (on data protection) help win the argument?
15
SEP

Spectrum: touching science

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We learn how to learn from influenza in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and we find out why Italians want more open data. And touchy, touchy: we also do device art at Ars Electronica.
08
SEP

Spectrum: battle for proton therapy

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We follow Ashya King's battle for proton therapy in Prague and ask: will it help? We hear from Sir Alec Jeffreys, 30 years after he discovered DNA fingerprinting. And we're in Istanbul for the Internet Governance Forum.
01
SEP

Spectrum: robot in the palm of your hand

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We head down to one of Europe's busiest airports to find out how prepared Germany is for Ebola. Also on the program, India's robot surgery breakthrough. And our reporter Hannah Fuchs tells us about her week with Google Glass.
25
AUG

Spectrum: make everything mandatory!

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Germany looks set to fail its target for measles vaccination and we want to know: what do you do if mandatory vaccination isn't the go? Also: you and Industry 4.0. And the Parisian lovelock selfie campaign that's no bridge to a tourist's heart.
18
AUG

Spectrum: the gamification of code

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Straight outta Gamescom 2014: a special on coding. You're no slave to your computer, are you? So use it to code! This program also features five teenagers, who generously agreed to answer questions while waiting to game.
11
AUG

Spectrum: experimental drugs

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Ebola: is now the best time to experiment with clinically untested drugs? Also: Europe's class action against Facebook (on privacy and data protection). And are you selling your soul for 15 minutes of smartphone fame?
04
AUG

Spectrum: data in a database

Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
If you think solar power comes down to slapping a few panels on your roof, we're here to tell you, there's a science to it. Also, the EU kicks off another code for kids initiative… And sex selection: which side are you on?