Big Data Tamed with the Cloud
A team from a Swiss university, with help from Microsoft Research, is seeking ways to help consumers struggling to cope with the deluge of photos and videos they have amassed.
A New Tool to Correct DNA Sequencing Errors Using Consensus and Context
Bioinformatics researchers benefit from new, high-performance C# application.
How Microsoft Thinks of Wearables and Smart Devices
Microsoft researcher Bill Buxton suggests ways to think about Microsoft will be addressing the world of ubiquitous devices under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.
Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World'
With coding now an integral part of the computing programs of study in the new national curriculum in England, Microsoft researcher Simon Peyton Jones hopes that more people will gain an understanding and appreciation of the technology that surrounds us
Research Bites: 'Inferring Gas Consumption and Pollution Emission of Vehicles Throughout a City'
Microsoft researcher Yu Zheng discusses his work to infer gas consumption and pollution emission of vehicle's travelling on a city's road network.
Summer Bridge Students Catch Computing Fever
A couple of interns this summer at Microsoft Research have helped foster interest in computer science among young women.
Horvitz at KDD: From Data to Decisions
Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research delivered a keynote address during KDD 2014 that focused on the use of data with machine learning and reasoning procedures to generate predictions and to enhance the quality of decisions in several critical areas.
Skype's Real-Time Translator Learns How to Speak from Social Media
The quirky cant of Twitter and Facebook helped Microsoft build the tools for its real-time translator.
The Primary Way to Report Harassment Online Is Broken
Nearly every tech company uses the same imperfect mechanism to flag abuse.
Looking Skyward: WWT Digital Dome Project Brings Planetariums to Chinese Schools
The WorldWide Telescope Digital Dome project is bringing enhanced planetarium experiences to Chinese schools at every level.
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