Sunday, June 21, 2009



This new "answer engine" has been available for just over a month.  If
you haven't heard of it, here's a brief overview.

Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is "to make all systematic knowledge
immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect
and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method,
and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed
about anything."

The site has more info, including videos and examples:
* Examples by Topic
* Visual Gallery of Examples

It's not just for serious questions, though:
* Top 10 Wolfram Alpha Easter Eggs
* 10 Even Better Wolfram Alpha Easter Eggs
For example, Wolfram|Alpha answers its own age when asked: