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  • Blog Post: The warm heart of Chile embraces TouchDevelop and the Lab of Things

    Chile is a long way from Microsoft Research Redmond, but its bright, inquisitive students and talented, motivated professors share our fascination in the promise of innovative software technologies. Our shared values were on clear display when representatives from Microsoft Research visited the University...
  • Blog Post: A new tool for teaching climate change in the cloud

    Building an historical view of climate change in the cloud with ChronoZoom Starting in the tenth century, during the Medieval Warm Period , Greenland was a fraction of a degree warmer than today. Norse settlers raised livestock and cultivated small farms. Later, in the fifteenth century, a colder...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research Award winners

    Microsoft Research is pleased to announce the successful applicants in our first round of Windows Azure for Research awards. You didn’t make it easy for us—we received many good quality proposals. Our selection committee evaluated each submission in terms of its potential to accelerate research...
  • Blog Post: Computing tools for the life sciences

    I recently sponsored an event in Manizales, Colombia, training biologists on .NET Bio and BioHPC , two projects that make computational research easier in the life sciences. As part of the training, Jarek Pillardy —the head of the Cornell Bioinformatics Facility (CBSU) at Cornell University—and...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Students Aid Ecological Field Work

    Plant biologists in Brazil are working to develop a better understanding of tropical ecosystems—how they work and how they impact climate change, not only in the region, but worldwide. These researchers are dedicated and disciplined. They’re in the field from dawn to dusk, working through...
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