How today’s creativity will inform our entertainment of the future

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Editor’s Note:The following post by Rob Knies originally appeared on the Inside Microsoft Research blog . Mary Czerwinski and Kati London of Microsoft Research will be participating in the Creativity Conference, a Washington, D.C., event that will examine how creators and makers are shaping our future. What does the “creative process” really mean? Where do creative ideas come from? What is the relationship between creativity and technology? Answering these questions, Read more »

Microsoft Research and The America21 Project Partnering to Put Urban Focus on STEM, Technology

Posted by Rob KniesManaging Editor, Microsoft Research On Feb. 20, Microsoft Research, in conjunction with The America21 Project, announced the three pilot cities for the Activate Local Communities Across America Initiative (ALC): Chicago, Portland, Ore. and Cambridge, Mass. The ALC, which grew out of a challenge last summer from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and was featured Jan. 31 during the White House Tech Inclusion Summit, Read more »

Research as a Service: Cloud Computing Accelerates Scientific Discovery

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Over the past two years, we have seen growing interest from the scientific community in using public clouds for research. As part of the original Cloud Research Engagement Initiative in 2010, Microsoft partnered with funding agencies all over the world to award more than 75 research teams for projects using Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud. The research covers topics in computer science, biology, physics, chemistry, social science, geology, ecology, meteorology and Read more »