SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk talks to the media after the successful launch of the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Feb. 6, 2018. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has endorsed SpaceX’s ambitious plan to provide […]

Cyber attacks have the potential to cause economic disruption, coerce changes in political behaviour and subvert systems of governance. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Cyber security played a prominent role in international affairs in 2017, with impacts on peace and security. Increased international collaboration and new laws that capture the complexity of […]

Depiction of the proposed system in a metropolitan city where quantum-secure information is transferred between two quantum nodes. Credit: Agheal Abedzahdeh (Duke University) Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes. With these codes […]

Scientists are now developing an ultra-fast quantum internet that will be partly based on light GETTY IMAGES Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today. These “quantum computers” are being developed in laboratories around the world. But scientists have already taken the next step, and are […]