This Is Only a Test: A Virtual Ecosystem for Crashing (and Restoring) the Biosphere
The Madingley Model, a project from Microsoft Research Cambridge, focuses on creating a simulation model of all life on Earth.
Microsoft's New Word Flow Keyboard Is the Best Smartphone Text Entry System
Windows Phone 8.1 is available as a Developer Preview and the new and improved Word Flow keyboard with shape writing is stunning. Microsoft researchers took an amazing keyboard and made it even better
FetchClimate—Harnessing the Cloud to Find and Share Environmental Data
FetchClimate, a tool from Microsoft Research that makes locating environmental information easy, is now available for research or study--or to satisfy personal curiosity.
Anticipating More from Cortana
The most efficient personal assistants anticipate your needs by learning about your habits, environment, and preferences. Microsoft Research thinks electronic personal assistants should do the same—naturally.
Bringing Cloud Computing to Researchers and Scientists in Asia
The Microsoft Azure for Research program from Microsoft Research helps researchers harness the power of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, to help scientifics researchers learn to take advantage of cloud computing.
danah boyd: The Kids Are (Still) All Rright
Teenagers' online behavior is one of the main areas of research for danah boyd of Microsot Research, who explores the topic in It's Complicated: The Social Lives oif Networked Teens."
Cloud Computing Charts a Path to Scientific Discovery
Five pioneering collaborations between Microsoft Research and academia in China demonstrate the immense value of using Microsoft Azure in scientific research.
Science Says: The Baby Madness on Your Facebook Feed Is an Illusion
Contrary to popular belief that baby photos seem to dominate Facebook feeds, Meredith Ringel Morris of Microsoft Research has demonstrated that new mothers actually post less after giving birth.
Microsoft Research and Inria Renew Their Research Partnership Until 2017
Microsoft Research and Inria have chosen to extend their history of seven years of effective collaboration for another three years in an ongoing quest to deliver significant scientific impact.
Partnerships Propel Computer Science
Microsoft Research has launched or renewed partnerships at joint research centers in Spain, Russia, and France.
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