DW-WORLD.DE takes a closer look at scientific and technological trends in Germany.
Digital software could speed up the work of reconstructing shredded East German secret police files. If lawmakers fund the project, Germans could resolve unanswered questions within five rather than hundreds of years. (March 5, 2006)
German researchers play a key role in developing the robots that Robocup organizers hope will take the field against a human soccer team -- and win -- by 2050. Human scouting can start this June in Bremen. (May 16, 2006)
Hanover's CeBIT has been one of the IT world's top trade fairs for the last 20 years, but other cities and the fast-paced world of technology are making the 2006 event's life even more difficult than usual. (Feb. 19, 2006)
German researchers want to use new stem cell testing methods to replace hundreds of thousands experiments on animals. Animal welfare activists are pleased, but wary. (May 5, 2006)
German researchers want to use new stem cell testing methods to replace hundreds of thousands experiments on animals. Animal welfare activists are pleased, but wary. (May 7, 2006)
A closer look at health issues in Germany.
Some Europeans are concerned about US hegemony in the worldwide information market. Now France -- and maybe Germany -- aims to develop a Eurocentric alternative to the dominant Internet search engine, Google. (March 9, 2006)
Europe's most powerful supercomputer, Blue Gene, was unveiled in Germany this week. The IBM-built machine will allow physicists, chemists, biologists and medical researchers to do highly complex calculations. (March 11, 2006)
European forensic scientists have developed a state-of-the-art computer program to help track down child victims of sexual exploitation on the Internet. (Feb. 16, 2006)
DW-WORLD's special Web site with information about studying in Germany
For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for the new decree, given that the African Swine Fever is rampant in a number of European countries east of Germany. From a forest near Bonn, Spectrum hosts Gabriel Borrud and Conor Dillon present Germany’s wild boar problem this week, while in search of the peculiarly robust beasts.
It'll be the first car show since a German court empowered cities to impose bans on diesel cars, leaving Europe's biggest automakers in a spin. A looming trade war with the US is another worry. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
Svenja Schulze is a surprise choice as Germany's new environment minister. She is not known as an environment expert and has governed only at federal state level. Trouble ahead?
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