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August 3, 2014
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Researchers Reveal How Electric Fish Evolved Their Shocking Skills Independently at Six Different Times

AUSTIN, Texas — New research demonstrates that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used essentially the same genes and developmental and cellular pathways to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, predation, navigation and communication.

April 27, 2013
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Rocket powered by nuclear fusion could send humans to Mars

Human travel to Mars has long been the unachievable dangling carrot for space programs. Now, astronauts could be a step closer to our nearest planetary neighbor through a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion, the same energy that powers the sun … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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‘Most Verbose’: Meet Microsoft’s Original MVP

Twenty years ago, Calvin Hsia created a list of the “Most Verbose People” on a CompuServe forum that became Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional program. REDMOND, Wash. – It’s 1993, and you need technical support. Who you gonna call? Most techies … 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

April 20, 2012
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Imagine Cup Turns 10: A Decade of Inspiring Students to Dream Big

Heading into the U.S. national finals, Microsoft’s signature technology competition has reached 1.25 million students worldwide over the past 10 years. REDMOND, Wash. — April 20, 2012 — Across every industry — from healthcare to transportation and agriculture to infrastructure … Continue reading

December 18, 2010
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Microsoft Vice President Margo Day Helps Build Girls’ School, Safe Haven in Kenya

*An encounter with 35 young girls in Kenya prompted Margo Day to start a secondary school there. The school will also be a refuge for girls who fled their homes to avoid the traditional practice of female genital mutilation.*  REDMOND, … 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

August 14, 2010
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All Nine Women in Brown University Computer Science Class Intern at Microsoft

*After spending a summer working in Redmond, the junior class women of Brown University’s computer science department find new confidence.*   REDMOND, Wash. — This summer, all of the junior class women of Brown University’s computer science department found themselves … Continue reading