This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
The high price of broadband in the U.S. plays a big role in keeping people offline.
New York City’s street-corner Internet plans are being curtailed because people are abusing the service.
Nobody understands why deep neural networks are so good at solving complex problems. Now physicists say the secret is buried in the laws of physics.
Recent scientific advancements increasingly allow humans to improve everything from memory to appearance. But those capabilities come with questions about how they should be used, and who should make those decisions.
A new online-only MIT certificate course explores how a small number of key decisions makes a big impact on system performance.
Keeping your enemies offline can cripple their chances of overthrowing you.
The No. 2 executive at Microsoft is fighting the U.S. government in a series of cases that will shape online privacy—and the cloud business.
When hackers expose flaws in products, a company’s share price can fall, and traders are getting wise to the pattern.
One hypothesis suggests that extraterrestrials haven’t contacted Earth because they’re ignoring us. Now astronomers have simulated how difficult that would be to do.