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Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?

The race is on to create new ways to protect data and communications from the threat posed by super-powerful quantum computers.

An illustration of quantum cryptography

Why metalenses are about to revolutionize chip-making

The ability to focus light into a pattern rather than a point makes metalenses promising tools for carving circuits into silicon.

SEM image (viewing angle tilted 30°) of the ‘U’ shape focused metalens

Huawei is giving $300 million a year to universities with no strings attached

Its new fundamental research division could help the company regain international favor and outmaneuver the US.

Photograph of Huawei booth

Five reasons “hacking back” is a recipe for cybersecurity chaos

A new US bill would make it legal for private companies to chase hackers across the internet. It’s a terrible idea that simply will not die.

A conceptual illustration showing hacking back

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