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.
This week on Spectrum, we head to the movies for a whole new screening experience. We imagine zipping from city to city in capsules at speeds approaching Mach 1. And, digital restoration brings old artworks back to life. All that and more on this week's edition of Spectrum.
If only we could turn back time - no grey hair, wrinkles, bad teeth. Well...we might be closer to that miracle pill, cream or life-changing drug to keep you looking youthful well into your hundreds! Jessie Wingard presents this special edition of Spectrum coming to you from the Cologne Ageing Conference, in Cologne, Germany.
Which kinds of exercises should pregnant women be doing, and which shouldn't they? We also hear about an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic and a handful of made-in-Germany apps that are streamlining the process of finding a prostitute, an escort... or something in between.
In this week's Spectrum, we hear why stargazers should head to Chile, why shoes are the new wrists when it comes to wearables. Plus, is daylight saving making you ill? And we meet the scientists who want to transform Africa.
We celebrate everybody’s favorite mathematical constant – Pi! Go for a ride in the back of a German police car. While for some kids in Australia, going to school doesn’t involve school busses, uniforms and a classroom…but a computer in their living room. And, we head to a lab in Israel where researchers are growing artificial lungs in a bid to help asthma patients.
Join us for a special edition of Spectrum as host Jessie Wingard presents live from the European Space Agency's mission control centre as ExoMars launches on its mission to the Red Planet in its quest to find alien life.
We explore how people with little or no sight are using sound to see, then head to a cutting-edge university in Germany where vision impaired students are being given the opportunity to study science subjects. While in the Czech Republic, a unique map in Braille is helping blind and vision impaired people get around with ease. And, we feast our eyes on some innovative new eyewear!
We travel to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where landmines and soldiers aren’t the only thing people there have to worry about. A group of US scientists are thinking big when it comes to micro 3-D printing. And, a group of Australians are giving new meaning to the term ‘tree huggers’ – with a somewhat leafy love affair.
We delve into the realms of space to find out what astronauts and hospital patients have in common. A group of women in Kenya have come up with a novel idea to help Nairobi’s slums toilet crisis. And, we find out what all the fuss is about when it comes to gene editing human embryos.