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  • Blog Post: Theorem Prover Sheds New Light on Stem-Cell Behavior

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Advances in computer science in recent years have had dramatic effects on how more traditional sciences are conducted in the 21st century. That has become common knowledge by now, but if you require further proof, just turn to the June 6 issue of Science...
  • Blog Post: Acclaimed Director Puts Researcher Centre Stage in London

    Posted by Rob Knies This spring, London’s Royal Court Theatre issued a most peculiar press release , announcing the forthcoming production of Ten Billion: An Exploration of the Future of Life on Earth , to debut July 12. “Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new...
  • Blog Post: Ten Billion People, 208 Pages

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In 2012, Stephen Emmott , head of the Computational Science Laboratory based at Microsoft Research Cambridge , took the stage in London for a one-man show called Ten Billion that underscored the challenges the world faces in a century when the global population...
  • Blog Post: Ten Billion: Too Many

    Posted by Rob Knies The set was simple: a simulated office, with a desk, a chair, a floor lamp, a wall calendar, a row of bookshelves packed with scores of academic journals, a scraggly-looking plant at stage right—“a depressingly faithful reproduction of my office,” said Stephen...
  • Blog Post: Exciting New Research in Merry Olde England

    Posted by Rob Knies A scintillating portion of Microsoft Research Cambridge ’s Sept. 27 event supporting the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Research came during a late-afternoon panel discussion entitled Old World, NUI World: The Future of Digital Interaction. The panel included Shahram Izadi...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Cambridge: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Andrew Blake, managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge As ever, at the core of Microsoft Research Cambridge ’s work is participation in academic research across the world. Our publication activity is too prolific to detail, but we regularly hit the top conferences and journals...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Researchers’ Focus: Eye on Earth

    Posted by Rob Knies The world is awash in scientific data these days, but all that information is not being harnessed to its potential to help steer the planet to a more sustainable future. That’s the message Stephen Emmott , head of the Computational Science Laboratory at Microsoft Research...