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  • 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: ChronoZoom Named Top Educational Resource at 2013 SXSW Interactive

    When Microsoft Research teamed up with the University of California Berkeley to create a digital tool for exploring the history of everything, we knew we had the potential to build a killer educational app. After all, a tool that can reveal the cross-currents of history, revealing the interdependencies...
  • Blog Post: On the Road with ChronoZoom

    It’s been a busy month for the ChronoZoom team, as we’ve zoomed (literally) around the world promoting this amazing tool. For those of you who are coming in late, here’s a little background: ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything...
  • Blog Post: ChronoZoom Arrives in Asia

    With spring in the air, I am excited to be heading to Seoul, South Korea, to attend the Second Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians, which runs from April 27 to 29, 2012. There, I will have the honor of overseeing the Asian launch of ChronoZoom —the open-source community project...
  • Blog Post: Presenting the History of Everything

    Today, March 14—Einstein’s birthday no less—marks the release of the beta version of an incredible new tool for the study of history: ChronoZoom . This powerful open-source tool, a joint effort of the University of California, Berkeley ; Moscow State University ; the Outercurve Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Building a .NET Quality Control Tool for Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies

    The challenge of DNA sequencing is central to all genomics research, and while the technology has existed since the 1970s, today’s massively-parallel sequencing instruments are capable of producing gigabytes of raw genomic data quickly and increasingly cheaply. Reconstruction of a DNA sequence...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Biology Foundation Evolves into New Toolkit: .NET Bio

    The Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) has undergone a significant transformation since it was first released. Over time, it’s become clear that a new name was also in order. So today, I am pleased to announce that MBF will now be known as .NET Bio . In addition to the new name, .NET Bio will also...
  • Blog Post: Chemistry Add-in for Word Helps Bridge the Gap between Science and Technology

    Could a semantic, chemical authoring tool be developed for Microsoft Word? The paper and PDF formats that are the standard vehicles for scholarly communication are great at presenting natural language for people to read, but are not as good at carrying the machine-interpretable semantic data that is...
  • Blog Post: Open Science, Open Software

    Here in External Research, we collaborate with dozens of computer and research scientists around the world. Through these collaborations, we regularly ask the question, "How can software make you a better scientist?" This seemingly simple question has evoked many exciting answers - and indeed drives...
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