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Computer science

Spend less time searching and more time researching

Research News is your go-to site for the latest news in computer science research. This service summarizes current and trending research from thousands of top resources and is curated by a team at Microsoft Research ... 

Software-defined batteries

A laptop battery system that knows your habits and lasts a lot longer

Microsoft researchers, working with colleagues from academia, have come up with a system that uses multiple kinds of existing batteries, working in tandem with smarter software, to keep laptops and tablets charged much longer than current standards.

Software development

A practical way to build bug-free software

Microsoft researchers have figured out a way to build software systems spanning many computers that can be proven free of bugs, a significant feat in the decades-long quest to create perfect software.

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