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# Computer Science

## Latest Articles

### The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come

Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.

### A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted

As physics prepares for ambitious projects like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the field is seeking new methods of data-driven discovery.

### Imagining Data Without Division

As science dives headlong into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.

### The Proof in the Quantum Pudding

How do you know if a quantum computer is doing what it claims? A new protocol offers a possible solution and a boost to quantum cryptography.

### Evidence That Machines Learn Like Us

Studies show that computer models called “neural networks” behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.

### In Computers We Trust?

As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.

### Computer Scientists Take Road Less Traveled

An infinitesimal advance in the traveling salesman problem breathes new life into the search for improved approximate solutions.

### Classical Computing Embraces Quantum Ideas

Computer scientists are finding that “thinking quantumly” can lead to new insights into long-standing problems in classical computer science, mathematics and cryptography, regardless of whether quantum computers ever materialize.