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How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race
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How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race

There's an arms race underway to develop the next generation of computers—known as "quantum" computers—and there's no guarantee that the United States is going...

How ­.S. Intelligence Agencies Can Find Out What Trump Told Putin
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How ­.S. Intelligence Agencies Can Find Out What Trump Told Putin

President Donald Trump's insistence on holding a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin hobbled U.S. intelligence agencies that would usually...

Goodbye Internet: How Regional Divides ­pended the World Wide Web
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Goodbye Internet: How Regional Divides ­pended the World Wide Web

So, there you have it: 2017 was the year that finally broke the internet.

Fear of a Robot Planet
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Fear of a Robot Planet

It was in the 12th century that the great brass head built by Albertus Magnus moved its mouth for the first time, breathing steam as it spoke to Magnus' young religious...

The Russians Will Be Back. Will We Be Ready?
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The Russians Will Be Back. Will We Be Ready?

In recent days, our nation's response to the continued threat of foreign meddling in American elections has taken something of a surprising turn.

Could a Robot Be President?
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Could a Robot Be President?

President Donald Trump reportedly spends his nights alone in the White House, watching TV news and yelling at the screen.

Russian Hacking Crisis Tests Obama's Nerve
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Russian Hacking Crisis Tests Obama's Nerve

President Barack Obama came under immediate pressure Friday night to punish Russia for hacking into US political institutions—with calls to rally European allies...

Paperless Voting Could Fuel 'rigged' Election Claims
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Paperless Voting Could Fuel 'rigged' Election Claims

Voters in four competitive states will cast ballots in November on electronic machines that leave no paper trail—a lapse that threatens to sow distrust about a...

The Reality of Cyberwar
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The Reality of Cyberwar

When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack...

The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have
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The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have

Technology has knocked the bottom rung out of the employment ladder, which has sent youth unemployment around the globe skyrocketing and presented us with a serious...

The Hidden Politics of Video Games
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The Hidden Politics of Video Games

Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages.

Next Battle in the War on Science
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Next Battle in the War on Science

The war over science is heating up on Capitol Hill.
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