Monday, May 25, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

Over the past week, every blog I read has posted about Wolfram Alpha. "It's a computational knowledge engine: it generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links." Some bloggers have compared Wolfram Alpha to the computer on the Enterprise in Star Trek! This site has been on-line for a little over a week and it has already had 100 million searches! When you check this out, go to the example page to see the potential of use. The FAQs helps to understand this new site and gives a link to a video to get more info. Think about using Wolfram Alpha with students when completing research projects. Great info! Just for fun...type in Hello and see the response. Then type in Do you speak Spanish? Wolfram Alpha has a sense of humor!!

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