Mathematical thinking dominates our understanding of the universe. Now network theorists have discovered the tipping points in the evolution of ideas that have shaped the modern mathematical landscape.
Ransomware that locks up patient data in hospitals is disrupting medical care, and the problem is set to get worse.
Despite a history of making irksome digital assistants, Microsoft thinks you want to converse with your computer.
A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
China’s leading search engine, Baidu, says user data can help it predict when real-world gatherings become so large they’re dangerous.
The lack of an evidence-based approach to city planning has ruined cities all over the world. But data-mining techniques are finally revealing the rules that make cities successful, vibrant places to live.
Intel will slow the pace at which it rolls out new chip-making technology, and is still searching for a successor to silicon transistors.
Physicists have unveiled a programmable five-qubit processing module that can be connected together to form a powerful quantum computer.
A memory card developed by Google that upgrades a smartphone with strongly encrypted messaging and storage could improve security and trouble law enforcement.
Even if Apple isn’t forced to help the FBI break iPhone security, it cannot escape the broader conflict over encryption technology.