Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word

Great to see this new book out on using the technical and scientific features in Word to write papers and documents. Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word By Alexander Mamishev, Murray Sargent Publisher: Microsoft Press Released: October 2013 Research fuels innovation—and with this focused guide to Microsoft Word, you can help increase your…

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new earthscience blog ‘hello world’ cross-post to eScience at Microsoft

This is a cross-post of a first blog entry from Rob’s new earth science blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/earthscience.   Hello, my name is Rob Fatland and this is the first in an occasional blog primarily about earth system science.  That is: The task of understanding our habitat using interwoven system models. ‘Our habitat’ now extends from -35,576 feet (10843 meters)…

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AGU 2013 Talk Schedule December 10 — 13

Tuesday 12/10 Speaker Affiliation Description 10:00am-10:30am Wenming Ye Microsoft Cloud Computing for Research on Windows Azure 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Dan Parish, Jeff   Zhang Microsoft Refining and visualizing scientific research data using Microsoft Excel BI tools 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Matthew Smith Microsoft Biogeosciences software blitz – some tricks and tools you…

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Safe Step: A Real-time GPS Tracking and Analysis System for Criminal Activities using Ankle Bracelets

With overburdened and still-growing prisons, the move towards home incarceration is becoming increasingly popular as a less-expensive alternative, but ineffective management of the tracking system carries the risk that such individuals can commit new offenses.  Criminal justice systems use an ankle bracelet or similar device to transmit an offender’s geo-located coordinates.  Our Safe Step system…

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Using Worldwide Telescope in a Master/Slave configuration

Config File for Slave Config.xml The other day I was asked about putting Worldwide Telescope in a Master/Slave configuration so the client machine can control a larger display showcasing the WWT imagery in full screen.   The photos show me controlling a desktop machine with my Surface Pro.  Here’s the steps to do it. On the…

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Data Science in a Box using IPython–up and running on Azure with LinuxVM

Interested in getting up and running quickly with data science computing using Python and IPython notebook – Wenming has created a series of blog posting to step you through getting up and running with a IPython notebook on Azure very quickly.   The first three blog posts of the series are out – take a look…

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Narwhal comes up for air

Narwhal is a geoscience-focused Developer Toolkit that simplifies getting data into WWT. I wrote the prototype and Nels Oscar created the first release last summer (2012). Narwhal is available for download here. While the next Narwhal release will probably be October 2013 I wanted to take a minute to catalog what Narwhal can do together with ideas…

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Behind the WorldWide Telescope Theater at SXSW

This past weekend at SXSW, Microsoft and the WorldWide Telescope team worked with NASA, Northrop Grumman and the Space Telescope Science Institute to deliver a one of a kind exhibit around the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  The two main anchors of the exhibit was the physical model of the JWST and the WorldWide Telescope…

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Two Big Telescopes in Austin for SXSW and one Big Screen

Today starts South by Southwest Interactive and the Worldwide Telescope team is working with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute to delivery a exhibit around the James Webb Space Telescope that is close to out of this world.   There is the full scale model of the JWST and the wall sized display of the…

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Connecting the Science dots at TechFest 2013

During this years annual Microsoft Research TechFest, where Microsoft Research exposes compelling research projects to employees and guests, there are a couple Science related projects being highlighted.  The Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) group at our Microsoft Research Cambridge lab is demoing some very interesting projects. Geo-Database Applications at the Speed of Thought In…

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