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The 2009 Nobel Prizes

Explore the advances that earned this year's crop of Nobelists one of the world's most famous prizes--and in some cases, read about the prizewinning discoveries as chronicled by the researchers themselves in Scientific American ...

October 13, 2009

Privacy and the Quantum Internet

Courtesy of some of the weirdest laws of physics, we may someday be able to search and surf the Web without anyone collecting our data

September 28, 2009 — Seth Lloyd

The Mind Behind the Web

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and continues to shape its frantic evolution. He's neither rich nor famous, which is fine by him

March 12, 2009 — Mark Fischetti

Black Hole Computers

In keeping with the spirit of the age, researchers can think of the laws of physics as computer programs and the universe as a computer

April 1, 2007 — Seth Lloyd and Y. Jack Ng

Model Citizens

How digital drug dealers and virtual users are providing clues to help stop the U.S. opioid epidemic

— Sara Reardon
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Memorial Day Flash Sale

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How Smartphones Affect Mental Health