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Big Dream Trailer #1Big Dream is documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women in technology fields around the globe. Each story takes a look at these young women's ambitions and how they overcome personal challenges to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. This is the first in a series of trailers that give you a preview of the documentary, which is scheduled for release in fall (northern hemisphere) 2014.
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Date: 18 March 2014
Duration: 00:01:54
Publisher: Microsoft
Microsoft Research and Zombie-Based Learning @ SXSWeduDavid Hunter and Roy Zimmermann talk about the workshop that they will be running at SXSWedu on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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Date: 26 February 2014
Duration: 00:02:43
Publisher: Microsoft
ChronoZoom Curriculum and TechnologyChronoZoom is an award-winning, open source, cross-platform, openly-authored timeline of the history -- of Everything. Leveraging the latest HTML5 and JavaScript technology, it allows a visitor to zoom from 13.8 billion years to a single day. That is a zoom level of more than 5 trillion percent! To put this into perspective, Adobe Photoshop, one of the most sophisticated image manipulation tools in existence, can only zoom 4625 percent.ChronoZoom allows you to explore, author, and present multimedia...
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Date: 30 November 2013
Duration: 00:07:42
Publisher: Microsoft
ChronoZoom Curriculum and Technology (short version)ChronoZoom is an award-winning, open source, cross-platform, openly-authored timeline of the history -- of Everything. Leveraging the latest HTML5 and JavaScript technology, it allows a visitor to zoom from 13.8 billion years to a single day. That is a zoom level of more than 5 trillion percent! To put this into perspective, Adobe Photoshop, one of the most sophisticated image manipulation tools in existence, can only zoom 4625 percent.ChronoZoom allows you to explore, author, and present multimedia...
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Date: 30 November 2013
Duration: 00:04:31
Publisher: Microsoft
Jeff Dozier
Building an historical view of climate change in the cloud with ChronoZoomEarth’s climate has changed since the planet’s beginning. While earlier climate-change events were related to natural forces, recent warming is distinctly related to human activities. Jeff Dozier, professor of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, explores the history of climate change in depth each year in his graduate-level Earth System Science class. To help students visualize events through the ages, he is developing a comprehensive history of climate...
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Date: 23 August 2013
Duration: 00:03:19
Publisher: Microsoft
Make your mark in history with ChronoZoomChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. Travel through time—from the Big Bang, to the era of the dinosaurs, to the present day. Explore all of the past across the major regimes that unify all historical knowledge, collectively known as Big History: cosmos, Earth, life, human prehistory, and written human history. ChronoZoom enables you to bring history to life by exploring high-resolution gigapixel images, watching lecture videos, or...
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Date: 23 August 2013
Duration: 00:01:13
Publisher: Microsoft
Glenda La Rue
WEPAN participates in “Sit With Me” with Microsoft ResearchThe Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) leadership team and participants join Microsoft Research as we sit to celebrate the importance of women pursuing careers in engineering and technology. Learn more about WEPAN and the Sit With Me campaign, which was developed by members of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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Date: 30 July 2013
Duration: 00:03:35
Publisher: Microsoft
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Date: 17 January 2013
Duration: 00:00:27
Publisher: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
VidWiki: DemoA brief demo of the VidWiki platform showing a user annotating a Khan Academy video.
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Date: 14 January 2013
Duration: 00:02:59
Publisher: Microsoft
Get Inspired by Aspiration Award WinnersThe NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women in high school for their computing-related achievements and interests. Get inspired by women who are Aspiration Award winners.
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Date: 20 December 2012
Duration: 00:03:37
Publisher: Microsoft
Try F#—A New Wave of Education and ResearchThe 2013 release of Try F# demonstrates the power of F# to solve real-world analytical programming and information-rich problems by providing a web experience to help you learn the F# language, create programs, and share information—quickly and easily. Learn how students at University College London are using Try F# to develop solutions to real-world problems for the financial industry. And hear how Try F# helps undergraduates and graduate students alike learn F# and develop F# programs that use big data...
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Date: 12 December 2012
Duration: 00:05:39
Publisher: Microsoft
Meagan K. Rothschild
Working Playfully to Learn: The Roles of Mediated Environments for Meaning-MakingAttendees of this talk will gain a greater understanding of the roles that digital media play in learning and meaning-making across the span of childhood, and discover strategies for leveraging the power potential of digital worlds for learning and content engagement. Meagan Rothschild weaves together three of her studies from the course of her six-month Microsoft internship into a larger discussion framing “lifespan technologies” as the roles of digital media from the young through workforce development...
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Date: 10 December 2012
Duration: 01:09:59
Collection: MSR Talk Series
Women researchers join the NCWIT Sit With Me campaignWomen researchers from Microsoft Research recognize the important role that women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: they sit in the red chair and share their stories with you. Pull up a chair and listen to their stories and discover why we joined the National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT) Sit With Me campaign.
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Date: 1 October 2012
Duration: 00:04:25
Publisher: Microsoft
Become a Time Traveler with ChronoZoomChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity. By using Big History as the story line, ChronoZoom seeks to bridge the gap between the humanities and sciences an enable all this information to be easily understandable and navigable. Try ChronoZoom 2.0 Beta today.
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Date: 14 May 2012
Duration: 00:05:08
Publisher: Microsoft
Learn How Microsoft is Supporting the Sit With Me Campaign Microsoft is focused on encouraging and enabling more women to get involved in computer science. As part of that effort, we are excited to partner with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) in its 'Sit With Me' campaign.The 'Sit With Me' campaign strives to: Inspire women in computing and IT Recognize the value of women's technical contributions Embrace women's important perspectives and increase their participation Imagine designing technology that is as broad and creative as...
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Date: 1 May 2012
Duration: 00:03:38
Publisher: Microsoft
Rane Johnson
Inside ChronoZoom with Rane JohnsonHow do you best present history that spans billions of years? That was the challenge taken on by Microsoft Research recently with ChronoZoom. The resulting tool presents a multimedia timeline by using Deep Zoom through HTML5 to explore significant events across a variety of curated collections from the best professors and presenters around the world. Rane Johnson, principal research director of Education and Scholarly Communication at Microsoft Research, talks about her project, the challenges of deep...
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Date: 4 April 2012
Duration: 02:20:00
Publisher: Microsoft
Rane Johnson
ChronoZoom TutorialThis tutorial provides you with a brief overview of ChronoZoom, a master timeline of the cosmos, Earth, life, and human experience. ChronoZoom takes you on an epic voyage through time, infinitely scalable from the Big Bang to today, exploring all of history. Learn how to navigate, browse, and find information in ChronoZoom so that you can gain new knowledge and insight from different historical perspectives, specialized timelines, and media resources, courtesy of the cloud.
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Date: 12 March 2012
Duration: 00:07:54
Publisher: Microsoft
Michael Zyskowski
ChronoZoom: An Infinite Canvas in Time Embark on a voyage through time, infinitely scalable from the Big Bang to today, exploring this master timeline of the cosmos, Earth, life, and human experience. By unifying a wide variety of data and historical perspectives, ChronoZoom provides a framework for examining historical events, trends, and themes, enabling researchers, educators, and students to synthesize knowledge from different studies of history, specialized timelines, and media resources, courtesy of the cloud. This platform for research...
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Date: 29 February 2012
Duration: 00:03:56
Publisher: Microsoft
TouchDevelop Excites StudentsNinety eighth-grade students at Mill Creek Middle School in Kent, Washington, learned how to write smartphone programs with TouchDevelop, a Microsoft Research programming environment that enables users to create and test programs on Windows Phone. Most of the students had no prior experience with programming, but after tinkering with TouchDevelop for an hour, students came up with a variety of innovative and fun programs that they proudly demonstrated to their peers. This Microsoft Research-sponsored event...
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Date: 2 December 2011
Duration: 00:02:25
Publisher: Microsoft
Just Press Play: Unlocking Academic Success with Frame Games for LearningLearn how researchers are developing games that combine real-world and digital experiences in their quest for a unified game layer for education that improves academic outcomes and enables new types of educational research.In collaboration with Microsoft Research, a research group comprised of university faculty, staff, and students at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) delved into the everyday travails of college life—from academia to social activities—and developed a real-world game, Just Press...
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Date: 21 November 2011
Duration: 00:04:06
Publisher: Microsoft
Converging Worlds: A New Era of ComputingWe are starting to see a fundamental transformation in how we interact with computers and what we can expect from them. Powered by insights from big data, more natural user interfaces, and a merging of the physical and digital worlds, this new era of computing will enable exciting new capabilities. Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft Corporation, discusses how we can harness these new technologies to take on some of the world’s most complex challenges.
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Date: 5 October 2011
Duration: 00:03:24
Collection: Inventing the Future
Publisher: Microsoft
Programming LifeLife is a product of Living Software: programmable matter that orchestrates a range of remarkable functions, from the self-assembly of every organism on Earth, to the ability to recognise and fight pathogens, to creating intelligence, to powering the planet. If we could program life it would form the foundations for a revolution in medicine, energy and agriculture. And computing. Many challenges currently exist to programming life. We are pioneering techniques to overcome these challenges.
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Date: 27 September 2011
Duration: 00:21:39
Collection: 20th Anniversary Lecture Series
Publisher: Microsoft
A public right to hear: Understanding what it means and why it matters onlineMicrosoft Researcher Mike Ananny discusses what personal freedom is, its evolving importance in online environments, and the role big-data systems play this emerging field.
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Date: 27 September 2011
Duration: 00:13:01
Collection: 20th Anniversary Lecture Series
Publisher: Microsoft
Bill Thies
Wikipedia on TV-DVD for Low-Income CommunitiesWhile many technologies remain out-of-reach for households in the developing world, one exception to this rule is that of entertainment technologies. Even in poor communities, there is a strong drive to own devices such as TVs and, increasingly, DVD players. Though they are typically used for video content, ordinary DVD players also support rich interactivity and programmability, including the capability to browse over 100,000 menus using the remote control.In this work, we have stretched the limits of the...
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Date: 27 September 2011
Duration: 00:03:31
Publisher: Microsoft
eHeritagee-Heritage is the use of data transfer to help preserve cultural heritage. The first stage is acquisition, and developing how to identify and produce software to attain this. The Gigapixel Camera is used, along with the entire spectrum of color, to capture the highest degree of detail possible. Social responsibility is the cornerstone of the project, with conservation and presentation of cultural heritage in mind. Three-dimensional imagery provides an opportunity to find new data with regard to...
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Date: 27 September 2011
Duration: 00:18:27
Publisher: Microsoft
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