This week it is exactly 75 years since German engineer Konrad Zuse invented what by many is recognized as the first working computer. It didn't survive the war. But Zuse's ideas did, giving us computing as we know it.
German director Christian Petzold's latest work is adapted from a WWII novel – but the refugee story is set in a timeless context. The cinematic experiment brings the past into dialogue with the present.
He was the grandson of composer Richard Wagner and like a stepson to Adolf Hitler. Wieland Wagner, credited with revitalizing the Bayreuth Festival after World War II, would have turned 100 this year.
Kraftwerk expertly mixed an electronic sound with a human touch. Former member Karl Bartos tells DW how the unique ensemble wrote its music before computers went mainstream - and why cycling hurt their style.
It is not very fast and only works in freezing temperatures - but a newly invented nuclear chip certainly has some potential. It can hold 500 times more than current data storage devices.
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