Wolfram Alpha

Never heard of Wolfram Alpha? It’s basically a computational knowledge engine developed by Wolfram Research that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced “curated data”, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might. According to its founder, Stephen Wolfram, “All one needs to be able to do is to take questions people ask in natural language, and represent them in a precise form that fits into the computations one can do.” Continue reading for more.