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: 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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This week on the show: Is the rapid increase of confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus around the world due simply to more tests being done?...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Is the rapid increase of confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus around the world due simply to more tests being done?...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: What, exactly, is behind the frightening surge in Europe's COVID-19 numbers? And are we blaming the wrong groups of people ...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Could having Neanderthal DNA be beneficial if you contract COVID-19? How can scary movies, haunted houses, and apocalypti...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Humans are unpredictable, reality, chaotic. So how is it that from this mess, a certain kind of theorist can use tools an...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: - A small Chinese study suggests wearing glasses correlates with lower COVID-19 rates. The question is, why would that b...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Stillbirths, ethics & satire - Why have stillbirth rates gone up during the pandemic? What does it mean to behave "ethi...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Just how does COVID-19 impact the brain? A look at human brain organoids connects the dots. Also, we hear the latest from ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: new data shows reduced stadium seating isn't doing what we hoped. Also, predictions for autumn and winter — and for patient...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: "rapid tests" are on the way, but how — and where — will we actually get our hands on them? Also, why countries in Africa h...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Can science help persuade those who are stubborn about rejecting science? What cat medicine have to do with developing a ne...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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