Adam Minter

05/14/2016 - 10:00am

    Millions of Americans have learned to dread going to the airport. An unfortunate combination of surging passenger volumes and declining numbers of screeners have led to security lines that can average over an hour in length. Thousands of passengers are missing flights daily. Meanwhile, airports and airlines nationwide...

03/25/2016 - 5:00pm

    Shenzhen, China's high-tech boomtown, sprang a surprise on its 12 million-plus residents last week. Construction has begun on three giant, state-of-the-art incinerators to handle the heaving tide of trash that the city tosses out daily. One of the mega-burners --...

03/21/2016 - 8:00am

    A little more than a decade ago, Hong Kong was the world's busiest port. Giant vessels competed to get into the city's berths, waiting to load and unload containers filled with goods manufactured just over the border in China's factory towns. Back then,...

03/08/2016 - 10:00am

    Airline passengers are being packed into planes "like sardines," says Sen. Chuck Schumer. So he wants the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum seat-size guidelines. The point, Schumer suggested, is to right an injustice: "It's just plain...

02/29/2016 - 7:00am

    Drowsy German bureaucrats in Hamburg will soon have one less option for a mid-afternoon caffeine jolt, after the city banned single-serve coffee machines such as Nespresso from government buildings. The new regulations have a worthy purpose. They hope to defend the...

02/19/2016 - 10:00am

    Imagine if Ford remotely disabled the engine on your new F-150 pickup because you chose to have the door locks fixed at a corner garage rather than a dealership. Sound absurd? Not if you're Apple.

    Since...

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