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A nanotube material conducts heat in just one direction

Asymmetric conductors could revolutionize cooling systems for computers and other devices.

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Cops see an encryption problem. Spyware makers see an opportunity.

The Trump administration is once again pushing for access to encrypted data. But some intelligence companies are selling a sneakier route around protection.

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How suspicions of spying threaten cross-border science

An intelligence startup warns that China is exploiting Western quantum scientists for military ends. The evidence is thin, but tensions are rising.

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The fall and rise of a spyware empire

Human rights abuse and a decimated reputation killed Hacking Team. The new owners want to rebuild.


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