Microsoft pledges $1.2M for Brown pen technology

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<b>GRADUATE STUDENTS</b> at Brown's new Microsoft Center for Pen-Centric Computing are working on new technologies such as the MusicPad, above, which allows composers to hand-write music notes on a tablet PC.
PBN photo/Frank Mullin

GRADUATE STUDENTS at Brown's new Microsoft Center for Pen-Centric Computing are working on new technologies such as the MusicPad, above, which allows composers to hand-write music notes on a tablet PC.
If words are your language, a keyboard is your friend. With a little help from a mouse, you can easily enter text, edit it and fully convey your thoughts. But what if you speak the language of chemistry? Computerizing models of molecules so they can be rendered and manipulated in 3-D can be really helpful,…

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