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Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start

Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start Image Long Island City, Queens, is New York’s candidate to be a major site for Amazon. Large cities may have had an advantage in the company’s search because they can absorb an influx of employees.CreditCreditJoshua Bright for The New ...

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Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now

Look at all the pretty drones. Hovering above sports stadiums from Houston to Pyeongchang, many hundreds of them have lately sparkled in artful murmuration. On a recent Time magazine cover, 958 drones pixelated the sky. The world record, 1,374 LED-bedazzled microbots, was set by Chinese company EHang UAV in May. ...

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News Analysis: Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead

News Analysis Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead Image President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the APEC leaders’ summit meeting in Vietnam in 2017.CreditJorge Silva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Andrew Higgins and Neil MacFarquhar July 15, 2018 MOSCOW — When President Vladimir ...

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Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy Image The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. At factories from Germany to Mexico, orders are being cut and investments delayed.CreditLukas Schulze/Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman, Ian Austen and Elisabeth Malkin June 16, 2018 LONDON — Only ...

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Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? Those constantly updating, randomly generated numbers are one of the easiest ways to protect your accounts from being hacked. But for some time now, I’ve harbored a ...

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In Bukhara, 10,000 Jewish Graves but Just 150 Jews

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan — The ancient Silk Road city of Bukhara has two synagogues, a primary school that teaches Hebrew, a Jewish cultural association and a sprawling Jewish cemetery with more than 10,000 graves. What it lacks are Jews. 300 miles KAZAKHSTAN UZBEKISTAN Tashkent Bukhara TURKMEN. TAJIKISTAN Samarkand AFGHANISTAN IRAN By ...

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Trump Just Pushed the World Trade Organization Toward Irrelevance

GENEVA — The handsome stone edifice that serves as the headquarters for the World Trade Organization rises like a fortress over Lake Geneva, projecting an air of impregnability. But lately the institution looks vulnerable, sowing worries that global commerce itself may be in jeopardy. As the United States accuses China ...

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AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain’s Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite understand itself. But if we can’t grok our own brains, maybe the machines can do it for us. In the latest issue of ...

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