Microsoft's Worldwide Telescope, a virtual map of outer space, is within months of its public debut. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with the space exploration program's founder, Curtis Wong, and shares video of what these celestial tours will look like.
After five years of pushing for more patents, Microsoft has finally broken into five digits when it comes to number of U.S. patents issued.
The software unveiled last week will run on XP or Vista, but not under the Mac OS. That doesn't stop Microsoft from using Macs to demo the software, however.
The software uses a "visual experience engine" that may well find its way into other projects.
Microsoft is said to have made significant strides with its desktop telescope application, allowing users to really feel as if they are cruising through the heavens. Is it really enough to produce tears?
In conjunction with the DVD release of the Disney/Pixar movie, the animated robot offers a tour of the universe using Microsoft's Worldwide Telescope.
Microsoft Research demonstrates a new virtual telescope that lets people pan and zoom across the night sky.
In an interview with CNET News, Gates talks about why he spent his own money to make a series of classic physics lectures available free on the Web. He also touches on Project Natal, Google's Chrome OS and more.