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Spectrum is a 30-minute weekly radio show which keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of science and technology news.
 
[We have episodes in German and English] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.
 
For those who cannot get enough of the Authentic German Learning Podcast, here's the AGL Radio station to bring you short, inspiring messages and great German songs every morning. Learn German easily - like a baby would!#LearnGerman #Deutschlernen #LerneDeutsch #LearningGerman
 
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Im Dezember war ich bei ThyssenKrupp Elevator in Rottweil beim Testturm. Dort habe ich mich unterhalten mit Martin Fetzer. Wir sprachen zunächst über konventionelle, seilgebundene Aufzüge und deren Limits, und dann über den neuen seillosen Aufzug MULTI den ThyssenKrupp derzeit entwickelt. Im zweiten Teil haben wir uns dann die Testinfrastruktur ...…
 
Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us through the terrifying arc of personal computing.
 
Throughout the cold war, and til today, the Cobra-codenamed ground, sea and air assets have been used by the US to monitor Soviet/Russian ICBM missile launches and warhead reentries. The air component consists of the RC-135 Cobra Ball/Eye aircraft. Flying from Shemya in the Aleutians they used cameras and other sensors. Our guest, Robert Hopkin ...…
 
We human beings make a lot of strange sounds with our mouths, and if you listen carefully, a lot of them are just PACKED with emotional meaning. Join us in-studio as we recreate a very interesting study.
 
Hans-Joachim Wagner war der erste Nicht-Mediziner, der in Deutschland einen Lehrstuhl für Anatomie innehatte. Er ist Biologe und erforscht seit Jahrzehnten Tiefseefische, insbesondere ihre Sensorik. In unserem Gespräch erfahre ich viel über den fast unendlichen Lebensraum Tiefsee und welche Rolle dort, wo es stockdunkel ist, die Augen der Tiere ...…
 
You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.
 
Justin and Jason wrote a nice book on fusion called The Future of Fusion Energy, and this episode is based on this book. We start out by revisiting the breakthroughs that drove progress in fusion over the decades, including understanding stars, the tokamak, superconducting magnets, supercomputers and a number of specific aspects of plasma physi ...…
 
At the biggest sweets trade fair in the world, you'd be surprised how many people are fighting against sugar. Where are sugar lovers in the modern-day manifestation of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?
 
Die SI Einheiten sind das Fundament der modernen Metrologie. Sie legen ein System von sieben grundlegenden physikalischen Größen sowie deren numerischen Werte fest. Darauf basierend werden dann andere Einheiten abgeleitet. Aktuell basieren einige Einheiten noch auf Prototypen wie dem Urkilogramm. Um davon wegzukommen wird am 20. Mai eine neue, ...…
 
How can professional athletes who cause their team to lose by their blunders be helped? Also, can snail slime make us prettier? And we talk about asbestos, a very dangerously fine dust.
 
Im November war ich in Braunschweig bei der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt und habe mich dort mit Johannes Rahm und Nils Huntemann über die Atomuhren unterhalten die die PTB im Rahmen ihrer Aufgabe als nationales Metrologisches Institut betreibt. Wir besprechen das Funktionsprinzip der aktuellen Uhren sowie die Forschung an der nächsten ...…
 
Vor langer Zeit hatten wir mal eine Episode zu Quantencomputern in der es vor allem um die Hardware und die dahinterliegende Physik ging. In der aktuellen Episode geht es um die Programmierung. Unser Gast ist Markus Braun von JoS Quantum. Wir sprechen über die grundlegende Herangehensweise, den Hadamard-Operator, Reversibilität, Emulatoren und ...…
 
What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Santa doesn't use ANY magic. And this elf invites you to meet him to show you proof of how it all goes down on the 24th.
 
Have you ever wondered how the processor in your phone or computer got so much more faster than what the increase in megahertz suggests? In this episode we talk with Lex Augusteijn about superscalar processors, pipelining, speculative execution, register renaming and the like. We also discuss concerns other than speed, in particular, energy eff ...…
 
Amsterdam to Barcelona in about an hour. Wouldn't it be great if Europe had its very own hyperloop system? Come with us to check out the radical plan being drawn up at the Delft University of Technology.
 
With power generation in the grid becoming more diverse and decentralized, energy storage is becoming more and more important. Eduard Heindl's gravity storage is an approach to storing electrical energy as potential energy by lifting huge masses cut out of the ground. While this sounds crazy, there are lots of reasons why this makes sense. In t ...…
 
In dieser Episode spreche ich mit Autor und Wissenschaftler Yascha Mounk über Populismus. Dabei konzentrieren wir uns auf die Definition des Begriffs, die Abgrenzung von Autokratie und Diktatur sowie der Bezug zur Demokratie. Eine zweite Episode zu den Ursachen ist geplant. Auch wenn dieses Thema vielleicht nicht 100% im Fokus von omega tau ste ...…
 
How artificial intelligence is seeping into peculiar corners of medicine, why we should keep an early eye out for dementia, and DW science's Fabian Schmidt bids farewell to his beloved Scottish Terrier.
 
In mid-September I drove to Illesheim Army Airfield to meet with Caleb Marheine who flies the AH-64 Apache helicopter there. We talked about the helicopter's systems, the cockpit, aspects of flying it as well as some of the missions.
 
Follow us into a darkened German cinema to talk about how the stuff we breathe out when we're watching a movie has implications on the future of film ratings — and on a young field of medicine.
 
Ich produziere schon seit einer Weile Episoden für Authentic German Learning Radio. Helfen sie dir? Wie viel? Oder sollte ich meine Zeit lieber darauf verwenden, andere Deutschlern-Materialien zu produzieren?
 
Half of young British people say they're bisexually inclined, how to become a Jedi warrior right here on planet Earth, and why China's "artificial moons" might be artificial science.
 
Im Sommer war ich am Niederrhein und habe Sylvia Urbaniak von der Greifvogelhilfe getroffen, die sich um verletzte Greifvögel und Eulen in der Region kümmert, diese gesund pflegt und wieder in die Wildbahn entlässt. Ich konnte einige der Volieren sehen und etwas über die aktuellen Patienten erfahren. Anschließend ging es darum, einen gewissen Ü ...…
 
Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.
 
On October 20, the BepiColombo started its flight to Mercury on an Ariane 5 from Kourou. I was at the launch press event at ESOC in Darmstadt to follow the launch and to record a couple of interviews. The episode consists of three major parts. The first part is an interview with Pablo Munoz about mission analysis and flight dynamics. The second ...…
 
DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease?
 
In dieser Episode unterhalten wir uns über Anästhesie, und im Besondern über Narkosen. Unser Gast ist Dr. Walter Schlittenhardt, der Chefarzt der Abteilung für Anästhesie am Alb-Fils Klinikum in Geislingen. Wie sprechen über den Zustand der Narkose, Narkosemittel, sowie die Ein- und Ausleitung. Dabei schauen wir uns auch einen typischen Anästhe ...…
 
How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flood, and what you should do in the event of a tsunami.
 
Schon in unserer Episode zur Stahlherstellung hatten wir Berührungspunkte mit dem Thema feuerfest, und nun konnte ich durch unseren Hörer Simon Kumm von InspecDrone mehr dazu erfahren. Ein Thema, dem wir in unserem Alltag zwar nicht dauernd unmittelbar begegnen, ohne das aber viele moderne Prozesse von der Müllverbrennung über die Stromerzeugun ...…
 
On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.
 
CRISPR is a family of DNA sequences in bacteria and archaea that are a part of these organisms' cellular defense system. A recent discovery showed how this mechanism can be used to edit genes much more easily than legacy methods. In this episode I chat with Sam Sternberg about the naturally occuring CRISPR systems, how they work, and how CRISPR ...…
 
On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered. We’re going to take the occasion to talk about bacterial resistance, and what may be the future of antibiotics.
 
I chat with Daniel Geaslen about bush flying. His (at this time, former) job is to fly Kodiak turbo props for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua Indonesia, supplying remote villages. We cover the airplane, the missions, as well as the flying itself, with a particular focus on weather and challenging airfields.…
 
Will the UK win the space race and become the first European country with its own spaceport on European soil? Host Jessie Wingard meets an amateur radio operator connecting Earth with the International Space Station.
 
We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplants. Stem cell therapies – miracle cure or harmful to your health? We discuss mental health and climate change.
 
Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich Ernst-Günther und Matthias Lang auf ihrem Hof und Biogas-Kraftwerk besucht. Wir haben uns unterhalten über den Verarbeitungs- und Energiegewinnungsprozess, die Integration und Synergien mit der Landwirtschaft sowie Aspekte der Wirtschaftlichkeit und der Unterstützung erneuerbarer Energien in Deutschland generell.…
 
On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.
 
We hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the vanishing king penguin, and the sound of our sun.
 
A few years ago, I interviewed Arjen Lucassen about his wonderful music and how he makes it; obviously, I am a big fan! Recently, his Ayreon universe was performed live on stage and I was blown away. I decided I had to talk the the guy behind the live shows, Joost van den Broek. Luckily he agreed. So I visited him in his studios and we talked a ...…
 
In this episode I talk with NASA Armstrong's chief scientist Al Bowers about the research projects he has been involved in during his long career at NASA. We cover deep stall research with a Schweizer sailplane, high-alpha flight and thrust vectoring with the X-29, X-31 and F-18 HARV, aero-tow of fast jets with the F-106, supercritical wings wi ...…
 
If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? And can robots help us fall asleep?
 
Im Mai 2018 haben Nora und ich unseren ersten Live-Podcast aufgenommen, im Rahmen der Science Podcast Night Hamburg. Unsere Gäste waren Benjamin Rabe und Sunke Schmidtko vom AWI bzw. Geomar. Wir haben uns über Ozeane unterhalten, insbesondere deren Zusammensetzung und Strömungsverhalten. Die dazugehörigen Forschungsmethoden und -schiffe kamen d ...…
 
We’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem of soccer teams around the world. Why do groups of people sing this song together? What’s going on in our brain when we do that?
 
Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens. In Finland, some of that is already reality.
 
Effects devices are essential for electric guitars and keyboards because they shape sound and make it interesting; many classic devices exist. However, those are rare and/or expensive, plus, even if they are not, carrying them around on a tour costs money. This is why these hardware devices are simulated in software, and distributed as plugins ...…
 
Some of you may have heard that there's a certain 'European of German descent' floating above your head right now, but many of you won't really know how the heck Alexander Gerst got there.
 
Ich habe etwas seltsames herausgefunden übe Falcos Lied "Der Kommissar" - du wirst es nicht glauben!Wenn du einfach Deutsch lernen möchtest, dann höre dir diese Podcast-Episode an! ?
 
In dieser Episode von Authentic German Learning Radio diskutieren wir über Rockstars. Was genau macht einen Rockstar zum Rockstar?Höre dir diese Episode an, wenn du einfach Deutsch lernen möchtest.
 
Superconductivity, the ability of a material to carry electrical current with zero resistance, is a surprising property of nature, which man has been able to exploit in many ways, in particular, for high-performance magnets. Those are used in magnetic resonance imagers, but also in colliders and fusion reactors. In this episode we discuss the b ...…
 
On this week’s show we’re going to take a look at the EU’s new data protection laws. We’re also gearing up for Alexander Gerst's launch to the ISS.
 
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