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: we take a look at 3 widely shared omicron developments that aren't as scary when you dig a little deeper.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Forcing people to vaccinate is not an appealing option — at all. It might happen anyway.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: There really are two different pills you'll be able to take soon if you catch the coronavirus. Also, why don't people trust...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Yes, there really are two different pills you'll be able to take soon if you catch the coronavirus. Also, a new study shows...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: COVID-19 vaccines are getting refined and retested as we speak — and in the meantime, why not start your day ⁠with an extr...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Why are vaccinated people dying less often from non-COVID factors, too? Also, there was never any good reason to exclude wo...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The evidence is in. Just by focusing your thoughts every day, you really can reduce the stress inside your body. Also, a wi...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Like the COVID-19 vaccines? Then you'll love the way mRNA is being tried out on certain cancers. Also, a human stool sample...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: How do astronauts deal with their sex drives when they're up in space for months on end? And why is it so embarrassing to ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: What is "Zoom dysmorphia," and why are doctors in the US seeing so many cases of it? Also, new data show that kids are spen...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine works great on 5-to-11-year-olds — so why isn't Germany in a rush to vaccinate them? Also, if y...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: What can we learn from a bunch of rhesus macaques playing video games and 'choking' under the pressure? Also, it may be be...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Are you the kind of person who takes the last piece of cake? Or would you leave it there for someone else instead? Also, we...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: New research from Germany suggests that letting people choose whether or not to vaccinate may ultimately improve the overal...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Get ready to roll up that sleeve again, because early data makes a clear case for a 3rd injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech va...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Have you ever seen a video of someone floating, just like in space, except it looks like they're inside an airplane? Well,...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Among those who haven't vaccinated (but also among some who have), there's a real fear that COVID-19 vaccines could have s...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Is it fair to say you've been outraged by some of the risky things you've seen people doing during this pandemic? And is it...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Will mutations change our vaccination strategy? Also, a controversial step in the fight against Alzheimer's, and how to tel...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: If you don't vaccinate, you will get COVID-19 at some point. That's a fact. There's also the social argument. But a lot of ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 30:00