What role does encryption play in the political arena?
AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence system created by Google DeepMind, takes first blood in a best-of-five series
Intelligence project aims to reverse engineer the brain to find algorithms that allow computers to think more like humans
There’s a new USB. Its mission: to kill proprietary plugs
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California paid $17,000 to regain access to their patient digital information and other data held hostage.
Coding and construction toys stole this year’s show
Mantis shrimp shells contain ultrathin polarizing materials, which could find use in optical computer chips. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti, Dina Maron and Seth Fletcher talk about the info they picked up at the just-concluded annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C...
Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology
Quantum computers will render today's cryptographic methods obsolete. What happens then?
Two dozen automakers and research institutes have set out together to build a virtual model
Information security expert Avi Rubin explains why we won't be voting on our smartphones anytime soon
Rigid robots step aside—a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way
Other countries are bringing the democratic process to the digital age—but challenges remain
Experts think that world champion Lee Sedol may still beat the AI software in a March contest
Google's DeepMind program, which has mastered the 2,500-year-old board game, is a big achievement in artificial intelligence
Data brokers legally buy, sell and trade health information, but the practice risks undermining public confidence
The company's latest mobile operating system update signals growing awareness of the potential negative health effect of using smartphones and tablets at night
In general, people tend to use passwords that are so common and easily guessable as to be nearly worthless in practice
Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the species present.