In what’s described as a “landmark” partnership, Microsoft and the United Nations are teaming up to help help predict and fight human rights abuses, among other potential projects. Microsoft is providing a $5 million grant to the UN Human Rights Office, which will support the development of new technology tools for the intergovernmental organization. That includes “Rights View,” a dashboard tool that lets the UN use big data and cloud computing to track potential human rights issues globally in real time.
Microsoft researchers test combinations of different battery types, managed by software, to improve endurance, efficiency and performance.
Per MIT Technology Review:
“Microsoft researchers show that batteries that can be more actively managed by software might make our devices last longer.”