NASA and the European Space Agency have successfully tested something called the Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol, which they hope will provide internet-like communications in space. They did so by controlling a Lego robot in Germany from the International Space Station.
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The Rosat satellite, a joint project between US, UK and German researchers and run by the German space agency, has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, though its exact location on the surface is unknown
Last year the CeBIT tech show in Germany had a small but worthy Green IT section. This year they decided to give it more space.
Secure Computing conducted a study of countries hosting the most porn pages. Excluding the United States, Germany and UK turned out to offer the most rackspace and virtual disk space for online pornographers.
Hewlett-Packard has won a five-year, $88 million deal to take over the data-processing services of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company's Systems and Defense Electronics business unit, HP said Tuesday. Under the outsourcing deal, 110 members of the EADS computing staff will become HP employees at three new HP facilities in southern Germany. Other bidders for the contract included EDS and IBM, HP said. EADS is a defense contractor that designs aircraft, spacecraft and military technology. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
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