If you haven’t already given it a whirl, plug a couple searches into Wolfram Alpha, the new computational search engine that launched today.
See what computations Wolfram Alpha can do with queries like these…
- green + yellow
- apple microsoft (and don’t overlook all the drop-down options under Fundamentals)
- 2 cups orange juice
- gene FASTKD2
- 0.4 molar sodium hydroxide
- derivative of x^4 sin x
Its goal is a lofty one:
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. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries.