Science & Technology

THE MAGAZINE

The Social Laboratory

Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate

Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.

Shane Harris |

Report

Snowdenfreude

An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.

Shane Harris |

THE MAGAZINE

The Bleeding Edge

For decades, Minnesota has 
led the world in developing medical technology. But now red tape 
at home and competition abroad 
are threatening its dominance.

Sarah Laskow |

Slide Show

Keeping Pace

Inside Minnesota’s mammoth medtech industry -- and the debate over whether it’s losing its global edge.

Christopher Leaman |

Exclusive

Obama Poised to Yank Top Military Intel Pick

An investigation into potentially illegal spending could leave the Pentagon's spy agency rudderless as it ramps up operations in Iraq.

Shane Harris |

Report

Unfriended

Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?

Shane Harris |

Profile

Building Palestinian Democracy, One Brick at a Time

Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.

Jonathan Schienberg |

COLUMN

Shiny, Shiny Data: The Thrill of the Chase

Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.

Kalev Leetaru |

COLUMN

Space Jam

Is the Pentagon's plan for outer-space dominance as muddled as it seems?

Micah Zenko |

THE MAGAZINE

The Looming Robotics Gap

Why America's global dominance in military technology is starting to crumble.

Michael C. Horowitz |

Cyberwar

Exclusive: Meet the Fed's First Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.

Shane Harris |

Report

The Blue Screen of Death at 30,000 Feet

The government has new plan to ensure that your seat belts are fastened, seats are in the upright position -- and no one is hacking your plane.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Waste of Space

135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph -- and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.

Micah Zenko |

COLUMN

Shouting 'Melting' in a Crowded Theater

Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?

Kate Galbraith |

COLUMN

Congratulations, You Have Been Martyred!

Syria's jihadists take on Flappy Bird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Michael Peck |

Slide Show

The March/April Issue

The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.

FP Staff |

Report

#AfricaTrending

From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.

Michela Wrong |

David Rothkopf

Disconnected

As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.

David Rothkopf |

Feature

High-Speed Empire

Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?

Tom Zoellner |

Feature

The Coming Revolution in Orbit

How space went from a superpowers-only club to a DIY playground.

Zach Rosenberg |

Argument

The Drone Invasion Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Why sensationalizing drone proliferation is going to kill our ability to control them.

Sarah Kreps |

Report

Hack Attack

Russia's first targets in Ukraine: its cell phones and Internet lines. 

Shane Harris |

Micah Zenko

The More You Talk, the Less You Know

The real experts don't want your retweets, likes, or shares.

Micah Zenko |

By Other Means

Fighting Words

Has the nature of "war" changed since the days of Clausewitz?

Rosa Brooks |

In Box

Lethal Autonomy: A Short History

How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.

Ty McCormick |

COLUMN

The True Forever War

Technology, not policy, will make it easier for U.S. leaders to kill people, blow things up, and disrupt computer networks around the world.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Cold Comfort

Why #polarvortex trended and climate change is somehow still "unverified."

Richard C.J. Somerville |

Feature

The Real eHarmony

How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Lab Report

Africa's Powerhouse

Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |