We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

Spectrum: World of Science & Technology ~ from DW

Series produced by DW ~ Deutsche Welle

Series image

Spectrum - the fascinating world of science and technology... Deutsche Welle's 30-minute weekly magazine with developments in the fields of science and technology. Each week on Spectrum our international team of reporters examine how new developments are changing our lives.

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 in today's every changing world. We'll look at what's going on inside the lab, and we'll explore how institutions and individuals are shaping the future, and discoveries you probably never heard about. Be the first to learn about innovations, and discover the meaning of research in everyday life. It's the full Spectrum!


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, officially opens the country's sparkling neurodegenerative research center - and DW's there look at how scient...

Bought by WYAP, KCHU, WMUU-LP, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
Murders, suicides, mass shootings - more people die as a result of guns in the USA than in any other high-income country. Scientists say their rese...

Bought by KRZA, WXDU, KCHU, KMXT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
The battle for batteries... Scientists are trying to find bigger storage options for renewable energy / The first carbon-neutral community in Brita...

Bought by KRZA, WNMU-FM, WMUU-LP, KCHU, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
Breast cancer is the cause of more than half a million deaths each year - could anti-inflammatory drugs be the next step in preventing it? / The st...

Bought by WXDU, KCHU, WMUU-LP, WNMU-FM, KRZA and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Why German researchers are concerned about the future with Donald Trump in the White House / North and South Korea are divided by far more than pol...

Bought by KRZA, KCHU, WMUU-LP, WYAP, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Scientists in the US band together as President Donald Trump declares war on STEM / Artificial sweeteners, sugar-free, but at what cost? / Scienti...

Bought by KMUD, KRZA, WMUU-LP, KCHU, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Germany and Europe have a new astronaut: Matthias Maurer, and he looks set to join the heady ranks of space travel / A mobile telescope is bringing...

Bought by KRZA, WYAP, KCHU, WMUU-LP, KMUD and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
A very hungry caterpillar is wiping out cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast / Fighting dengue fever in Indonesia – with mosquitoes / Norway team is pr...

Bought by WXDU, KRZA, WMUU-LP, WNMU-FM, KMUD and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
A laser beam to end the shredding of newborn chicks / An app for the Korean / Under the ice in the Antarctic / Newly unveiled plans at the European...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WYAP, KCHU, KMUD, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
The future of driving is here, and it's not going to need drivers - Sexual assistance to the physically and mentally disabled - and the shifting fi...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KCHU, WNMU-FM, KMUD, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
Are you hygge? No idea what it is? We’ll take a look at this Danish tradition. Also, one man’s pipe dream - to build a beer 'pipeline' under a Belg...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KCHU, WNMU-FM, KMUD, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Are human hands undergoing evolutionary change? / A new way to kill Chicago's rodents / Colorado's clean living / An elephant cemetery in a rather ...

Bought by KCHU, WMUU-LP, WNMU-FM, KMUD, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6