Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology
Although the method of a hack attack can be deciphered, the culprits often remain a mystery
What does the future hold for the world’s largest online encyclopedia?
The recent underground test and subsequent earthquake are roughly the same as North Korea’s previous nukes
Ken Perlin, a New York University computer science professor and virtual reality pioneer, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the state of virtual reality, its history and where it's heading
Bouncing photons let cameras see beyond the line of sight
Will the new generation of headsets hitting the consumer electronics market deliver enhanced virtual-reality experiences at more affordable prices?
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Efforts to take down the terrorist organization's Web sites and expose its supporters could interfere with carefully planned law enforcement operations
A new set of search tools called Memex, developed by DARPA, peers into the “deep Web” to reveal illegal activity
The spy agency pushed the federal technology standard-bearer NIST to include a flawed, little used algorithm in a 2006 cryptography standard
And why security experts warn that this is a terrible idea
Stephen Hoover, CEO of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the revolution underway in machine learning, in which the machine eventually programs itself
The basics of the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)
The company’s moves to have iPhones be less dependent on the cloud and to be more encrypted could mean more user privacy
The hack against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was bad—really bad—but the theft of biometric data was more symbolic than practical
The German carmaker’s emissions-testing cheat reveals how car companies and government regulators negotiate trade-offs between fuel efficiency and performance
At the recent DARPA Wait What? conference, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said lifesaving technologies are a priority for his department
DARPA’s claimed breakthrough in sensory prosthetics taps directly into the brain to send and receive signals
A broader understanding of bacterial social networks might help scientists combat antibiotic resistance