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: Breathe it all in. Avoiding COVID-19 infections through 'mucosal vaccines,' and how about a good night's sleep (even if it's...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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Weekly roundup — Let's make a baby If embryos can be made without eggs or sperm... then what are they made of? And also, a really easy thing you c...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Denying COVID was 'airborne' — and later acknowledging it was — will likely go down as one of the worst mistakes ever made i...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 30:00

  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: With Artemis about to launch, we need to ask ourselves an important question: What do we actually want for our moon?

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: What happens if, in an attempt to learn more about yourself, you find something ugly?

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: For some people, the BA.5 situation's looking... more manageable than expected? And also, what we maybe shouldn't have said ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: We were so overwhelmed by your emails we could hardly keep your names straight!

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: There's some pretty stunning news (some of it bad) about the drugs aimed at treating depression or obesity. Also, is it act...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Should we just… ignore the (pretty solid) health data saying we shouldn't drink until middle age?

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: This was it. This was the week where we got to see our universe in a way we've never seen it before. There's more to this e...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Why you will probably choose to live with the wrong person. It is perhaps the most important decision we make in our lives...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The need for CHAOS (and an electric tongue)

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Big assumptions about monkeypox are changing ⁠— and you really need to listen to what a chatbot in California is saying.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: A much-needed update for our COVID vaccines — and also, if it turned out tires were absolutely horrible for our health... w...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Word has spread of a therapy — only found in Germany — that can help with long COVID. What is it? And does it really work?

  • Added: Jun 04, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: A look at why some people just... aren't that interesting to be around. Also, the 'infection app' that doesn't exist.

  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: An unusual experiment has cats staring at cat faces, while Dutch researchers go full sci-fi and "brain scan" an image out o...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The stuff you breathe out can tell an enormous amount about your health — and intentions.

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Studies out of South Africa indicate that our natural immunity to Omicron might already be waning.

  • Added: May 07, 2022
  • Length: 30:00