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  • Blog Post: Microsoft open sources WorldWide Telescope

    We are incredibly pleased to announce that the WorldWide Telescope is now open source under the MIT license and has become an independent project as part of the .NET Foundation . WorldWide Telescope began in 2007 as a Microsoft Research project, with early partners including astronomers and educators...
  • Blog Post: Innovative curriculum prepares future problem-solvers in Korea

    As described during a press conference on April 23, Yonsei University and Microsoft Research have joined hands to develop the first computational thinking (CT) curriculum in Korea. Designed to nurture innovation and problem-solving, the curriculum aims to prepare talented students to employ computational...
  • Blog Post: Exposing young people to linguistics

    How did you do in your high school linguistics courses? What? Your high school didn’t offer any linguistics classes? Well, you’re not alone; it’s difficult to find any secondary school in the world that formally teaches linguistics. As a scientist, I find that unfortunate. It means...
  • Blog Post: Code Hunt: creating a community with a game

    Launched a year ago, Code Hunt is a coding game that challenges players first to deduce a hidden problem from clues presented as unit tests and then to write a program to solve it. The game has been enormously successful, attracting more than 150,000 players from around the world and achieving amazing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure helps build a smart campus

    As any student can tell you, university life can be stressful. Many freshmen find it difficult to adjust during their first months on campus. In addition, students who come from families with limited income may worry about living within their restricted budget. It’s no surprise, then, that many...
  • Blog Post: Dreaming big at SXSWedu

    I am totally psyched to be here in Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest Education ( SXSWedu ), a spinoff of the world-famous SXSW festivals of music, interactive, and film. I’m excited not only because it’s a chance to hear some great music and eat some unbelievable food. What really has...
  • Blog Post: Academia and industry unite to teach big data research

    Big data —that buzzword seems to dominate information technology discussions these days. But big data is so much more than a clever catchphrase: it’s a reality that holds enormous potential. We now have the largest and most diversified volume of data in human history. And it’s growing...
  • Blog Post: MOOR brings lab research capability to MOOCs

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become one of the hottest trends in higher education, providing access to high-quality classes from such elite universities as Stanford and MIT. MOOCs thus offer a new opportunity for self-directed learning for millions of students worldwide. However, most MOOC...
  • Blog Post: Looking skyward: WWT Digital Dome project brings planetariums to Chinese schools

    About 10 months ago, China’s first planetarium driven by the WorldWide Telescope (WWT) was launched at the Shixinlu primary school. Powered by six high-resolution projectors, the 8-meter dome installation has enabled students not only to see and study the stars and the universe in an immersive...
  • Blog Post: PhD Summer School explores cutting-edge computing

    Call it the invasion of the computer literati: on the last day of June, 78 PhD students converged on Cambridge, England, to begin five days of networking and knowledge exchanges during the Microsoft Research Cambridge 2014 PhD Summer School, our ninth edition of this annual event. The invited attendees...
  • Blog Post: Nurturing the future of computer science

    Each year since 2005, Microsoft Research has awarded Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships to promising, early-career academics who are engaged in innovative computing research and have the potential to make significant advances in the state of the art. These fellowships—which include a cash award...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft researcher adds industry wisdom to Stanford HCI course

    On June 4, students, teaching staff, and guests gathered at Stanford University for the final presentations for CS247—Interaction Design Studio. While this core class in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) track is offered every year, this year it was taught by two industrial researchers—I...
  • Blog Post: Computer science takes center stage in Chile

    Where would you look to find new approaches to solving today’s economic, scientific, and social problems? If you answered Viña del Mar, Chile, from today through May 9, you’re right—as that’s where and when more than 250 thought leaders are gathered for the Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: Enhancing learning through the cloud

    Most parents want their children to have access to the best educational opportunities at schools with broad, enriching curricula. Students attending such schools may find themselves challenged with finding sufficient time to study any one subject adequately—in or out of the classroom. MyCloud,...
  • Blog Post: WWT brings astronomy to life for children of all ages

    The night sky holds a special fascination for children worldwide. They gaze at the moon and stars shining overhead, and wonder what they are and how they got there. This natural curiosity is dampened, however, for children who live in urban areas, where air and light pollution dim the celestial show...
  • Blog Post: Inviting girls to dream big

    On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day . Every year on this date, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Women's equality has made positive gains, but plenty of inequality still exists. International Women's Day commemorates...
  • Blog Post: ChronoZoom and zombies head to SXSWedu

    Microsoft Research and Zombie-Based Learning @ SXSWedu I can’t believe how much has happened in just one year. This time last year, we had just released the beta version of ChronoZoom , and the content and development community had created two mini-releases on their own. Key members of the ChronoZoom...
  • Blog Post: Grants and scholarships promote women’s participation in computing

    As many of you know—especially if you’ve been reading my blog posts—the participation of women in computer science continues to decline. Last year, women accounted for only 14 percent of computer science college graduates in the United States, according to the Computing Research Association...
  • Blog Post: Stroke recovery gets a boost from Kinect

    The aftermath of a stroke can be overwhelming for any patient—from the physical and emotional toll to the cost of stroke-related treatment. Recent evidence 1 points to the advantages of task-specific training as effective rehabilitation, but in practice, this requires simple, repetitive movements...
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope celebrates new release

    For the past five years, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) has served as an enriching resource in schools, museums, planetariums, and homes all over the world, inspiring students and astronomy enthusiasts with its detailed views of the heavens and interactive educational content. In celebration of its fifth...
  • Blog Post: Hacking to build diverse teams of technological innovators

    Technology can play a key role in finding solutions to big problems. First, we have to build diverse teams of innovators to lead the way. Hackathons provide a great opportunity for anyone to experience coding and see how technology can be used to address serious issues. As I contemplate my New Year's...
  • Blog Post: Innovating for the future: second annual International Women’s Hackathon

    In a blog last week, I alluded to an important upcoming announcement. Well, here it is: I am pleased to announce that our second annual International Women’s Hackathon will take place on university campuses around the globe from April 24 to 27, 2014. Last year’s event spanned 14 campuses...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Education Week: "touching" on the Hour of Code

    It’s time to revise the traditional “three Rs” of education in the United States. In addition to “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic,” we need to add computer science. Yeah, I know it doesn’t even contain an “r,” but computer science is just as...
  • Blog Post: ChronoZoom offers new tools for history teachers

    Make your mark in history with ChronoZoom Last week, from November 22 to 24, I was in St. Louis, Missouri, at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), helping to promote the terrific work of our international partners in creating open-source technologies and free...
  • 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...
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