The fine was imposed on the search engine after its Street View cars collected Wi-Fi data between 2008 and 2010. "This is one of the biggest data-protection rules violations known," said the regulator, Johannes Caspar. "Internal control mechanisms must have severely failed."
The world's first plane powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells took off on its maiden flight Tuesday from Hamburg Airport in Germany. The Antares DLR-H2's 10-minute flight showed off the plane's 105-mph-speed capabilities and quiet electric glide motor. Eventually, the German Aerospace Center-sponsored Antares will be able to hit 300 mph.