China is on pace to have at least 150,000 5G wide-area base stations available for anyone to use, by the end of the year, more than any other country, said Bernstein’s Mr. Lane. Bernstein estimates South Korea will place second with 75,000, while the U.S. will have 10,000 such sites by the year’s end.
In the U.S., wireless carriers spend billions in Washington-run auctions for radio frequencies, or spectrum, for 5G. Then they spend billions more to lease real estate for cellular towers. Then they spend billions on top of that to build the actual towers and put hardware on them.
Researchers at the Allen Institute started work on Aristo — they wanted to build a “digital Aristotle” — in 2013, just after the lab was founded by the Seattle billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. They saw standardized science tests as a more meaningful alternative to typical A.I. benchmarks, which relied on games like chess and backgammon or tasks created solely for machines.
A science test isn’t something that can be mastered just by learning rules. It requires making connections using logic. An increase in forest fires, for example, could kill squirrels or decrease the food supply needed for them to thrive and reproduce.
At least 10 states have passed or enacted legislation this year concerning recycling management. That is on top of another 200 bills introduced this year aimed at reducing single-use plastics.
On the West Coast, where China’s policy shift hit particularly hard, officials from different states started meeting once a month to swap ideas and brainstorm strategies.
In California, the stakes are high. The state’s largest recycling center shut down earlier this month. And about two-thirds of California’s recyclables exported abroad went to China before the restrictions took place, according to CalRecycle, a part of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency that oversees waste management.
"When they first got together in 2013, Pedrola was a vacuum novice. But that part of Gasko has rubbed off on him, and now Pedrola takes pride in knowing Electroluxes and Hoovers from Dirt Devils and Kirbys on the tours he gives at the museum.
"The night you came over for our very first date, I think we probably talked for four or five hours about the different designs of vacuums," Gasko says. "I would eventually start showing you the old ones that were in the garage. That's when you thought I was crazy."
The open secret of Ms. Warren’s campaign is that her big-money fund-raising through 2018 helped lay the foundation for her anti-big-money run for the presidency. Last winter and spring, she transferred $10.4 million in leftover funds from her 2018 Senate campaign to underwrite her 2020 run, a portion of which was raised from the same donor class she is now running against.
But as Apple has become one of the largest competitors on a platform that it controls, suspicions that the company has been tipping the scales in its own favor are at the heart of antitrust complaints in the United States, Europe and Russia.
Apple’s apps have ranked first recently for at least 700 search terms in the store, according to a New York Times analysis of six years of search results compiled by Sensor Tower, an app analytics firm. Some searches produced as many as 14 Apple apps before showing results from rivals, the analysis showed. (Though competitors could pay Apple to place ads above the Apple results.)
Even in a world where there is the presence of violence — where mass shootings no longer shake us as deeply as they should — the crime still stunned. It was difficult even to comprehend. Edwards had raised Chris and Erin, loved them, encouraged them, worried about them, and exulted in their triumphs, large and small, like any good mother would.
There was a time when the end of a tennis match required nothing more than a firm handshake and maybe a few kind words before both players gathered their belongings and left the court. The same held true for men and women.
Today, hugging has become the new handshake, providing a level of intimacy that may make post-match meetings at the net as unrecognizable to past players as innovations like the Hawk-Eye ball tracking system and serving time limits.
The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States by cutting back the decades-old program that admits tens of thousands of people each year who are fleeing war, persecution and famine, according to current and former administration officials
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“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Meet Andrew Yang supporters and they often have a confession to make: When they first heard about Mr. Yang, they thought his plan to give every American adult $1,000 a month was a little crazy. But then, they will inevitably tell you, they heard him explain it, and it all started making sense.
“He was a meme — his campaign was a joke,” said Ben Longchamp, 20, a college student from Atkinson, N.H., who first saw Mr. Yang speak in May, at a restaurant in Portsmouth. “I’ve seen 14 candidates at this point, and what I like about him is he has this one policy proposal and he has the data to back it up.”
The DNC wants Iowa to allow more people to participate in the caucuses, but security concerns have derailed a plan to allow telephone voting. The party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee will discuss the situation Friday afternoon.
Doctors online expressed shock and dismay after realizing that patients are using Groupon deals to access medical services, such as chest CT scans and mammograms, at discount rates, according to a report by Kaiser Health News.
Such deals illustrate how broken the US healthcare system is, according to Paul Ketchel, CEO and founder of MDsave, a site that offers discount-priced vouchers on bundled medical treatments and services.
One of the key lessons I learned at Netflix was the necessity of focus. At a startup, it’s hard enough to get a single thing right, much less a whole bunch of things. Especially if the things you are trying to do are not only dissimilar but actively impede each other.
The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, had a deeper fund-raising relationship with Epstein than it has previously acknowledged, and it attempted to conceal the extent of its contacts with him. Dozens of pages of e-mails and other documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that, although Epstein was listed as “disqualified” in M.I.T.’s official donor database, the Media Lab continued to accept gifts from him, consulted him about the use of the funds, and, by marking his contributions as anonymous, avoided disclosing their full extent, both publicly and within the university
It was an alluring sight for an economist who has talked of building cities from nothing. And Burning Man has been more and more on Mr. Romer’s mind lately, as world politics have made him gloomier. He is ill at ease behaving like a traditional academic. He’s not particularly interested in publishing papers. He doesn’t want to give speeches cheerleading his field. But he believes winning the Nobel has expanded his possibilities. More people will listen to what he has to say, if he can just decide where he wants to direct our attention.