Microsoft Research releases video library app for Windows 8

If you are interested in hard science and want to watch leading researchers and scientists give lectures on a number of disciplines, then Microsoft might have something to your liking. Today, Microsoft Research launched a new app for Windows 8 and RT devices in the Windows Store that gives direct access to a large number of videos featuring speeches from well-known and regarded academics.

The Microsoft Research Video Library app has access to over 4,000 of these kinds of clips, according to a post on the Microsoft Research blog. Some of the videos include slides and transcripts that are presented in sync with the video lecture. The transcripts can also be viewed as captioned text on the screen. It even has support for Microsoft Translator, so users can read those transcripts in other languages (and yes, the blog says they will translate to Klingon).

Among the videos that are part of the collection are seven filmed lectures by the famed physicist Richard Feynman. The videos of these addresses, which were originally conducted in 1964 at t Cornell University, are exclusive to the Microsoft Research app. Besides hard science, the app also features video lectures on art, philosophy and literature.

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