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)
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French train maker Alstom has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train on a regular route in Germany, in a push to challenge the reign of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.
Last year, German shipbuilding suppliers received 16 percent fewer orders from China than in 2016. They'd traditionally enjoyed a technological edge over Asian competitors, but that may be changing.
The German government has announced the creation of a federal agency tasked with creating cutting-edge defense technology. But some lawmakers are worried that it may develop state-of-the-art offensive capabilities.
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