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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Redmond: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Eric Horvitz and Yi-Min Wang, managing co-directors of Microsoft Research Redmond As we look back on the year at Microsoft Research Redmond , a flood of creative efforts and achievements come to mind. These include mission-focused pursuits aimed at solving urgent challenges, the pursuit...
  • Blog Post: Sharing a Glimpse of the Future of Technology

    Posted by Rob Knies It’s not often that people get a chance to peek into the future, but that will be the case May 21 in Washington, D.C., when Microsoft Research hosts its biennial D.C. TechFair. During an afternoon open house held at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in downtown...
  • Blog Post: Kati London of FUSE: Playful and Surprising

    Posted by Rob Knies Many people talk to their plants. But what if those plants were able to talk back? That’s the premise behind Botanicalls , a project to enable communications between plants and people. A sensor network provides the flora the ability to call and text people to request assistance...
  • Blog Post: Computing Research and Education: Microsoft Discusses Investments in the Future

    Posted by Elizabeth Grossman, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Many of the amazing capabilities of technology today are made possible by research done years ago, and innovations and impact sometimes result from unexpected combinations and outcomes at unexpected times. One example is Kinect for...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Translations to Tweets

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies There’s some cool news over at the Microsoft Translator/Bing Translator team blog: The announcement of new translation features, powered by Microsoft Translator , that now appear in the Twitter app for Windows Phone . The new functionality, announced...