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November 20, 2015
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‘Future Visions’ anthology brings together science fiction – and science fact

To the casual observer, the kind of technological breakthroughs Microsoft researchers make may seem to be out of this world. Their research is a blueprint for the future of technology, in areas such as – but not limited to – … Continue reading

November 16, 2015
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How a Red Bull Air Race pilot is helping solve future robot navigation challenges

LAS VEGAS — Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss is huddled in front of a laptop screen with two engineers from Microsoft Research, their gaze intent on a series of squiggly blue lines scrawled over a three-dimensional map of … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
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Protecting 17 Percent of Earth’s Land May Preserve 67 Percent of Its Plant Species

Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth’s land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new study by an international team of scientists, including a biologist from North Carolina State University. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013
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Mapping Out How to Save Species

In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading

February 18, 2013
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A ‘Golden Era’ of Insight: Big Data’s Bright Future

For over 20 years, Microsoft Research’s labs around the world have focused on research across a broad spectrum of topics in computer science. From the start, the organization has invested heavily in pioneering breakthroughs in machine intelligence, including efforts in … Continue reading

November 9, 2011
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Exploring the Ocean in Our Brains with Jaron Lanier

*Jaron Lanier has spent decades thinking about technology and the ways we use – and misuse – it. He also has been thinking long and hard about using avatars to access the untapped potential of our brains.* REDMOND, Wash. – … Continue reading

August 3, 2011
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Dressing for the Future: Microsoft Duo Breaks Through with Wearable Technology Concept

*Microsoft designers create “The Printing Dress,” an award-winning wearable technology creation that’s turning heads in design circles.* REDMOND, Wash. – Aug. 3, 2011 – Microsoft and fashion aren’t often mentioned in the same breath – until now. In the heart … Continue reading

October 18, 2010
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Microsoft Research Collaborates With Wikipedia to Enhance Multilingual Content

*WikiBhasha tool will help simplify and speed up the process of creating multilingual content in Wikipedias.* REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2010 — Microsoft Research today announced the launch of the beta version of WikiBhasha, a multilingual content creation tool … Continue reading