Quantum computers could be closer than we thought, thanks to new steps toward an easier way to build them.
The ability to entangle 10 photons should allow physicists to prove, once and for all, that quantum computers really can do things classical computers cannot.
A new study argues that mining people’s searches could help catch cancer sooner, providing a tantalizing glimpse of how our online habits might be used to improve health.
Behavioral psychologists have long used mazes to test rodent learning skills. Now computer scientists are taking the same approach with AI machines.
The rise of malware that holds data hostage has led companies to buy Bitcoin to use as ransom in case of an attack.
Apple’s Tim Cook says he doesn’t want his company to be able to read customer data—but he probably can’t make that happen.
Quantum physicists have long thought it possible to send a perfectly secure message using a key that is shorter than the message itself. Now they’ve done it.
Letting people into their online accounts even when they mistype their password could make life easier without compromising security.
A machine-vision algorithm has learned to analyze and categorize scientific figures.
The shortage of in-house cybersecurity skills is a major challenge for executives who fear their organizations are ill equipped to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. For that reason, many turn to external partners for security expertise.