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Spectrum | Deutsche Welle



News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages



Published: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:18:18 GMT

Last Build Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:18:18 GMT

Copyright: 2017 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle
 



Spectrum: Zero g's

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMT

Nausea, warped eyeballs, a distorted brain and depleted bones and muscles - the list of astro-ailments is long. Is there a solution?


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/5A16A3C6_2.mp3




Spectrum: Bird's-eye view

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:48:00 GMT

Find out what happens if you try to imprint birds with a jumbled up birdsong, British police on Cyprus aim drones at poachers, and a new bird species on the Galapagos (on an island where the tourists aren't).


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/4A0FF44B_2.mp3




Spectrum: Snake Special - Python, Viper, Anaconda & Co

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:19:00 GMT

We visit the Drachenwelt Reptile Park in the Rhine Valley and met the "snake man" at the Zoological Institute, Bonn.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/3FCDB3A8_2.mp3




Spectrum: Making the invisible, visible. Uncovering hidden illnesses

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:21:00 GMT

We are going to make the invisible…visible by looking at hidden diseases. We chat to a doctor and a patient about the illnesses that make you look healthy on the outside, but are wreaking havoc with your body.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/E0857505_2.mp3




Spectrum: On the road

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:31:00 GMT

Could wood reshape the auto industry? Researchers in Austria hope so. They want to see wood replace steel and plastic parts. Plus, why e-scooters are taking off in Taiwan.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/31C2DD61_2.mp3




Spectrum: Time's up

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 08:17:00 GMT

Why Germany doesn't have an opioid crisis, a possible end to daylight savings time in Europe, making coffee more environmentally friendly, and some falling leaves…


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/4E186EFA_2.mp3




Spectrum: The world has changed

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:41:00 GMT

On this week's show: How a cosmic smash 130 million years ago has altered the way we understand the universe, two teeth that may force us to rewrite the story of the human race, and why the plague (the precursor to the Black Death) is still alive and deadly.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/0CF61C2D_2.mp3




Spectrum: Going cheesy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:11:00 GMT

We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese. Catch up with some people in India undergoing sex change surgery. And: many experts are worried that Germany's horse chestnut trees will disappear – permanently.  


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Spectrum: A dark ride

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:21:00 GMT

A digital "ticket" inside your hand in Sweden, taxi surveillance in Istanbul, an orbiting lunar base, and medicines pulled from shelves.


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Spectrum: The Dutch, masters of coastal flooding protection

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:52:00 GMT

With recent hurricanes leaving parts of the US and Latin America reeling, we look to the Dutch. Over one fifth of the Netherlands is below sea level, and the country's been building and maintaining an enormous barrier system.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/61728960_2.mp3




Spectrum: Feeling experimental, German-style

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:14:00 GMT

A zebra finch speaks its mind, laser beams below Hamburg, introducing an undersea sociopath, Earth without the hurricanes, and changing lives by slicing brains.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/D0BC0082_2.mp3




Spectrum: Changing hands

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:21:00 GMT

Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/F455C80F_2.mp3




Spectrum: Transhumanism, human uploads, and Homo Deus

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:27:00 GMT

It's all about artificial intelligence - the rise of our machine overlords. What's going to happen? When's it going to happen? Or has it already happened? We're going to delve into these and - a number of other questions - with some of the most progressive minds out there.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/F14F5A6C_2.mp3




Spectrum: Chasing the sun

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:12:00 GMT

Those who have experienced an extraordinary event like an eclipse say it's the most amazing thing they’ve ever seen. The total eclipse of the sun seems like a good enough reason to collect some interesting facts about it.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/19A33327_2.mp3




Spectrum: On the road

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:00 GMT

Could wood reshape the auto industry? Researchers in Austria hope so. They want to see wood replace steel and plastic parts. Plus, why e-scooters are taking off in Taiwan.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/E21C6516_2.mp3




Spectrum: Einstein's last unresolved theory

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 07:04:00 GMT

On the show today, we're going to take a look at the life and times of German-born physicist Albert Einstein – it's not all E = MC².


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/AEA7ED5C_2.mp3




Spectrum: at one with wild animals

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:33:00 GMT

On this week's show: Across myriad cultures, human beings can tell when wild animals are upset, what does this mean? + Why the western world is half the man it used to be + The wristband that lets us know when we're depressed + And we meet two scientists, one from Tanzania and one from Nigeria, who are putting a spin on the idea of brain drain.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/B75B8A27_2.mp3




Spectrum: Drugs, addiction and the brain

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:26:00 GMT

For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen. According to a report published Monday in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, 1333 people died as a result of illegal drugs. The basis for the majority of these deaths is addiction, and this week’s show will look into various facets of addiction, starting with the reward system in the human brain.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/1FB1578B_2.mp3




Spectrum: Waterworld

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:38:00 GMT

Today's programme is all about water – in various forms. Do it like the Japanese and relax in Hot Springs – daily, if possible. A cool experience: Swimming in one of Germany's many lakes. Can a simple glass of water be as complex as a glass of wine ? We meet a water sommelier in Los Angeles.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/98E44E39_2.mp3




Spectrum: Spiders!

Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:38:00 GMT

Spiders eat more meat each year than humans do, and they could easily eat the human race each year - more than once! Spiders are not only hungry, however; they are incredibly adaptable, arguably terrifying, and understudied. With that in mind, Spectrum is all about these amazing arachnids this week.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/6445FCAC_2.mp3




Spectrum: The sound of silence

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:47:00 GMT

Small satellites, big missions. We take a look at the fast-growing private nano satellite industry. Also: Noises that trigger head orgasms. What’s the science behind it? All that and more on this edition of Spectrum.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/3C8EABC5_2.mp3




Spectrum: Active

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:26:00 GMT

A wristband to stop depression, another that zaps you straight, eSports in the classroom in Scandinavia, France battles a Lyme disease "epidemic," and citizen scientists hunt for treasure in South Africa.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/C817851A_2.mp3




Spectrum: Nose

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:12:00 GMT

Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's mine-sniffing rats.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/806E3F19_2.mp3




Spectrum: Sleep deprivation - when your brain starts eating itself

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Quenching your thirst for knowledge at the local pub. Not getting enough sleep – what’s that really doing to your brain? We speak to a scientist who made an amazing discovery 1.4 billion years in the making. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/E4EAB9A1_2.mp3




Spectrum: Astronaut Alexander Gerst announced mission to ISS

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Germany’s first International Space Station Commander revealed the name and logo of his next mission to the ISS in 2018. What's so special about "Horizons"? This and more - in Spectrum.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/052245E0_2.mp3




Spectrum: European blackbirds threatened by virus

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:38:00 GMT

An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany. A zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself. And - is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological diseases?


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/C591ADDA_2.mp3




Spectrum: Earworms and evolution

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Where in the world do earworms come from? And how do you get them out of your head? We’re going to bust the myth of the most expensive violin around, the Stradivarius. How marijuana can help an ageing brain? And why we’re going to have to leave the Earth? Soon. If any of those stories seem interesting to you, why not stick around on DW’s Spectrum.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/1E62F995_2.mp3




Spectrum: Drugs, addiction and the brain

Mon, 8 May 2017 15:11:00 GMT

For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen. According to a report published Monday in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, 1333 people died as a result of illegal drugs. The basis for the majority of these deaths is addiction, and this week’s show will look into various facets of addiction, starting with the reward system in the human brain.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/30666473_2.mp3




Spectrum: March for Science

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:20:00 GMT

Scientists are doing pretty well in Europe - so why did so many turn out for the worldwide March for Science? What are Europeans protesting, exactly - and why? DW heads to Amsterdam and other European capitals to find out.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/DB6CC20A_2.mp3




Spectrum: Neglected Tropical Diseases

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:45:00 GMT

NTDs are diseases that science can cure and eliminate, and an international summit is taking place in Geneva to help make that happen. The task is truly gargantuan, and we're not there yet, but it's already been one of the most successful and impressive fights staged by the international community.


Media Files:
http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/34CC5741_2.mp3