Spectrum: World of Science & Technology ~ from DW

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Spectrum: The fascinating world of science and technology

Spectrum is a half-hour weekly with developments in the fields of science and technology.

From advances that will change our lives to offbeat oddities, our team of reporters around the world keeps you up to date.

Meet Nobel Prize-winning inventors, be the first to know about innovations in technology or discover the meaning of research in everyday life. Background to science as it appears in the headlines and discoveries you probably never heard about.


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This week on the show: Cruises are among the most carbon-intensive ways to travel, and the sector is growing fast. Cruise ships are also a testing...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Can vaccines stop the mutations? According to a large-scale study out of Israel, it appears the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine can...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: After months of lockdown and a few weeks of reprieve, Germany's heading right back into what might be the hardest lockdown ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Have people really gained more weight during the pandemic? How did brain researchers predict stock movements (or, by extens...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Do Germans have a good case for wanting things to reopen? Or it based more on psychological fatigue and social isolation? A...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Are there COVID-19 vaccines that don't require a needle? How, exactly, do feelings of boredom affect the spread of the coro...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Efficacy, side effects, dosage, intervals: It seems like every day we're bombarded with new information about COVID-19 vac...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Are parents planning to vaccinate their kids? And are there any reasons not to? Also, a study reaches the strange conclusi...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Of all the COVID-19 vaccines out there, do any work well against the B.1.351 variant that's spread around the globe? And wh...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: At this point in the pandemic, shouldn't we be able to stop the spread of COVID-19 inside nursing homes? And for those of y...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Remember those jokes about "2020 vision"? Well a new study suggests that stay-at-home measures during that year may have ca...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: As Germany doubles down on the lockdown, new data suggests vaccines will keep us all safe for a long, long time. But even a...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: We are told that contagious mutations of Sars-CoV-2 have ushered in a new phase in the pandemic. How important are anti-vir...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: In late January 2020, a doctor in Munich made a startling discovery about COVID-19 with major implications. It ended up be...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Sifting through the 100+ episodes we've done this year about the coronavirus has given us time to reflect on what we've a...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Will Germans change their Christmas plans enough to avert a coronavirus catastrophe in January? Also, why are women so muc...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Swine flu, bonkers 'science' & who shouldn't be vaccinated - Which lessons should — and shouldn't — be drawn from the H1...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Can you be a good Christian and eat meat? - Rainer Hagencord is a Catholic priest based in the heart of Germany's meat in...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Gabe makes a house call with Conor in quarantine to find out he's tested negative for the coronavirus. But he's not out of ...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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Surely, in the face of a deadly pandemic, people would give anything to get a vaccination. Right? Think again. On this show, you'll hear from peopl...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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