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  • Blog Post: Big data tamed with the cloud

    Big data: it’s the hot topic these days, promising breakthroughs in just about every field, from medicine to marketing to machine learning and more. But for many of us, the problems of managing big data hit home when we confront the welter of digital photos and videos we have recorded with our...
  • Blog Post: How might climate change affect our food supply?

    It’s no easy question to answer, but prudence demands that we try. Thus, Microsoft and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to tackle “food resilience,” one of several themes that make up the White House’s Climate Data Initiative . “Through...
  • Blog Post: Reproducible research: are we there yet?

    “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Sir Isaac Newton Standing on the shoulders of giants is a metaphor we often use to describe how research advances. More than an aphorism, it is a mindset that we ingrain in students when they start graduate...
  • Blog Post: Cloud computing charts a path to scientific discovery

    With the rapid rise of data-intensive scientific research—across disciplines and around the globe—scientists in Asia, as elsewhere, face massive computing needs and challenges. Mindful of our role in helping scientists turn big data into big discoveries, Beijing-based Microsoft Research...
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