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  • Blog Post: Technology helps preserve biodiversity and traditional cultures

    High in the mountains of northern Colombia live the Arhuaco , an indigenous people renowned for their stewardship of their rugged environment and the close-knit nature of their society. These remote people have traditionally resisted intrusions from the outside world, so one would not expect them to...
  • Blog Post: David Breashears Brings the Himalayan Region to Life

    The participants in the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit gained new appreciation for the changes facing the globe as David Breashears navigated the massive archive of photographic data that his team has gathered in many climbs through the Himalaya Mountains. We came away with a vivid understanding...
  • Blog Post: A Quilt, a Map, and a Few Good Apps

    As I was preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., for the 2012 exhibition of the AIDS Quilt and the International AIDS Conference, it occurred to me that this journey began a little less than a year ago, in nearly the same spot. I first learned about the AIDS Quilt project from Brett Bobley , CIO of...
  • Blog Post: Tune in to the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2012

    What are the big challenges and hot trends in computer science research? How are the academic community and Microsoft Research working collaboratively to use computing to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems? On July 16 and 17, 400 elite academic investigators will explore these...
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