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|Green Desert: Can Earth Sustain the Inevitable 10 Billion?
“Ten Billion” is abrief, graphically powerful presentation of what Stephen Emmott sees as the key driver behind climate change and the potential future of a largely unlivable Earth: the planet’s ever-increasing population.
|Ten Billion People, 208 Pages
Ten Billion, a book written by Microsoft Research Cambridge’s Stephen Emmott that takes a look at the pressures an expanding global population is placing on the planet, is being published July 11 by Penguin Random House.
|Video: In Conversation with Stephen Emmott: Nature and Necessity of a Scientific Revolution
Stephen Emmott, head of the Computational Science Laboratory at Microsoft Research Cambridge, recently discussed new and emerging scientific methods and the reinvention of the natural sciences.
|Inside Microsoft’s Cauldron of Ideas: From Kinect, Bing and Killing the Blue Screen of Death, to Code That Can Learn, Pixels You Can Hold and Drugs Compiled from DNA
Microsoft Research labs are “the far-seeing eyes of Microsoft,” says Andrew Blake, lab director of Microsoft Research Cambridge. “Our job is to be a cauldron bubbling with ideas and the ideas are there to be plucked out at the right moment."
|Inside Microsoft Research: Ten Billion, Too Many
This summer, on a London stage, Stephen Emmott of Microsoft Research Cambridge is delivering a gripping appraisal of the ravages of overpopulation.
|Inside Microsoft Research: Acclaimed Director Puts Researcher Centre Stage in London
Stephen Emmott of Microsoft Research Cambridge will join forces with renowned British stage director Katie Mitchell for Ten Billion, a “new kind of scientific lecture,” this summer at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
|Inside Microsoft Research: Microsoft Researchers’ Focus: Eye on Earth
Stephen Emmott and Lucas Joppa of the Computational Science group at Microsoft Research Cambridge will participate in the Eye on Earth Summit, a Dec. 12-15 event in Abu Dhabi organized to ensure effective global access to environmental data.
|Inside Microsoft Research: Exciting New Research in Merry Olde England
A scintillating portion of Microsoft Research Cambridge’s Sept. 27 event supporting the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Research came during a late-afternoon panel discussion entitled Old World, NUI World: The Future of Digital Interaction.
|Species Count Put at 8.7 Million
The natural world contains about 8.7 million species, says a new estimate from a group that included contributions from Microsoft Research. The estimate is described by scientists as the most accurate ever.
|Coming Soon to a Lab Near You: Drag-and-Drop Virtual Worlds
The Computational Science group at Microsoft Research Cambridge aims to transform the way scientists study complex, ever-changing systems, such as the global carbon cycle and information processing inside cells.
|A New Way to Get Climate Information
A team from Microsoft Research Cambridge has created a tool that turns climate data into useful information and makes it available to the world.
|U.K. Researcher Garners TR35 Accolade
Andrew Phillips of Microsoft Research Cambridge has been recognized as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 in Technology Review’s prestigious TR35 award list.
|Cambridge’s Blake: Big Things Ahead
Andrew Blake, new managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, likes what he sees at his lab, most notably its “incredible wealth of talent.”
|INRIA Researcher Wins Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft Award
Nicholas Ayache, research director for the French national institute for research in computer science and automatic control, has been named the 2008 winner of the Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft Award.
|Understanding Climate Change—One Tree at a Time
Drew Purves, scientist at Microsoft Research Cambridge, co-authored two papers published in the latest issue of Science, discussing new techniques for understanding forest dynamics and how that understanding could help combat climate change.
|500,000,000 Years Later, Eating Patterns Persist
Rich Williams of Microsoft Research Cambridge is a member of a small team who have looked back a half-billion years to identify food-web patterns similar to those of today.
|Parisi’s Research Garners Microsoft European Science Award
In Paris on Oct. 16, Giorgio Parisi, world-renowned for his research into complex systems, received the second annual Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft European Science Award.
|Making Computer Systems Reveal Biological Secrets
Andrew Phillips, a scientist based at Microsoft Research Cambridge, is using programming-language techniques to explore the frontier of biological systems.
|U.K. Professor Captures Inaugural European Science Award
Dennis Bray, a professor at the University of Cambridge, was named winner Nov. 3 of the inaugural Royal Society and Académie des Sciences Microsoft European Science Award, a prestigious award worth €250,000.