MIT professor Sinan Aral’s new book, “The Hype Machine,” examines the dynamics of social media and suggests new ways to prevent online information from exacerbating falsehood, polarization, and social tension. MIT Professor Sinan Aral’s new book, “The Hype Machine,” explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of […]

Shutterstock The federal government has announced a A$3.5 billion upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN) that will grant two million households access to faster fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) internet by 2023. Reports from the ABC suggest the plan would go as far as to upgrade the FTTN services to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) on an […]

A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns in real-time, which could help mitigate outside interference in the 2020 American election. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns […]

Scuba divers could send sea life shots in real time using an aquatic internet service. Credit: © 2020 KAUST; Xavier Pita Aquatic internet that sends data through light beams could enable divers to instantly transmit footage from under the sea to the surface. The internet is an indispensable communication tool, […]

Mikhail Lukin, The George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics (not pictured) and GSAS students, David Levonian, (left) and Mihir Bhaskar are Harvard researchers who have built the missing link for an ultra-secure quantum internet inside LISE. Credit: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Towards an Unhackable Quantum Internet with Harvard and MIT […]

Light localized in space inside the topological crystal, entangled by interaction and topology. Credit: ITMO University A new approach to trapping light in artificial photonic materials by a City College of New York-led team could lead to a tremendous boost in the transfer speed of data online. Research into topological […]

Using the link layer protocol, higher-layer software can request the creation of entanglement without needing to know which quantum hardware system is in the box. Credit: QuTech/Scixel Researchers from QuTech have achieved a world’s first in quantum internet technology. A team led by Professor Stephanie Wehner has developed a so-called […]