GETTY IMAGES IN THE EARLY 2000s, Alex Pentland was running the wearable computing group at the MIT Media Lab—the place where the ideas behind augmented reality and Fitbit-style fitness trackers got their start. Back then, it was still mostly folks wearing computers in satchels and cameras on their heads. “They were basically cell phones, except […]

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 […]