Quantum sensor's advantages survive entanglement breakdown
The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing—solving problems that classical computers can't, perfectly secure communication—depends on a phenomenon called "entanglement," in which the ...
Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-resolution spectroscopy
A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible.
A new way to control information by mixing light and sound
For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology.
Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'
Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.
Statistician helps resolve dispute about how gene expression is controlled
The differences between different tissues, such as brain and muscle, and between healthy and unhealthy human cells are largely defined by changes in the abundance of proteins in the cells. Transcription—the ...
Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do
More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.
Teens' approach to social media risk is different from adults'
For every parent who ever wondered what the heck their teens were thinking when they posted risky information or pictures on social media, a team of Penn State researchers suggests that they were not really ...
Supercomputers give universities a competitive edge, researchers find
Researchers have long believed that supercomputers give universities a competitive edge in scientific research, but now they have some hard data showing it's true.
Unlocking the key to immunological memory in bacteria
A powerful genome editing tool may soon become even more powerful. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have unlocked the key to how bacteria are able to "steal" genetic ...
Research reveals we may need a new definition for privacy
If you still believe your personal credit information is truly private, newly released research by a Rutgers professor may lead you to reconsider.
Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures
Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email address and private computer server for official State Department business heightened security risks to her communications, such as the inadvertent disclosure ...
Detecting deception online is not so easy, says professor
The sheer number of phishing scams that bombard our inboxes is an indication of the success scammers have in deceiving people through electronic communication. It is such a prevalent problem that some businesses ...
How secretaries of state handle classified information
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she never sent classified information through her private email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a claim that has been met with skepticism.
New study shows surprising risk created by access to personal information online
Access to routine information about you—like where you grew up and your relationship status—can help others manipulate you, according to a recent study by a University at Buffalo research team.