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The world of wearables: Microsoft Band and whole-body computing
In the latest Next at Microsoft podcast, Desney Tan and Amish Patel discuss wearable technology (such as the Microsoft Band) and whole-body computing.
Top student research recognized at ACM banquet
The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored conferences.
NASA's taking Microsoft's HoloLens to the space station
The NASA Sidekick program will use Microsoft's HoloLens as a tool to allow NASA ground control to peer over the shoulders of NASA engineers.
Announcing the Microsoft Academic Graph: Let the research begin!
The Microsoft Academic Graph is available for download, allowing researchers "to study the structure of scientific knowledge, build better algorithms for mapping the ever-expanding corpus and improving information retrieval."
Innovation from the ground up and into the cloud
Among the highlights celebrating the first anniversary of the Microsoft Research–Lomonosov MSU Joint Research Center in Russia were events on cloud computing for research.
Ranking NBA draft prospects according to wisdom of the crowd
Microsoft researchers Justin Rao and David Rothschild detail their approach to determining the best prospects in this year's NBA draft.
Award-winning theory from Microsoft researcher goes beyond famous Nash Equilibrium
Microsoft researcher Vasilis Syrgkanis and two colleagues this week unveiled a new approach to understanding and optimizing online bidding and auctions, with implications far beyond the online advertising marketplace in which their study was based.
Microsoft's Jeannette Wing honored for transforming how the world views computing
Jeannette Wing, a Microsoft corporate vice president, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery's distinguished service award, recognizing her as "a leader who has transformed the way the world views computing."
The high-tech research behind making Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer better for gamers
Two tools developed by Microsoft Research, Trill and Tempe, enable groups like the Halo team to very quickly analyze large amounts of real-time customer data for any unusual activity and identify and fix bugs that may be causing those abnormalities.
Using and improving big data analytics to predict weather, climate change, food security and more
Microsoft researcher Drew Purves and AccuWeather Vice President Jon Porter dive deep into predictive analytics in the fourth episode of the Next at Microsoft podcast series.
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