The new Wolfram Alpha search engine is impressive. Do I have to know Mathematica to squeeze out more juice from it, or what? At the least, I am impressed that it is so pretty. Isn’t this what Askjeeves.com was supposed to be back in 1999? Ask a question, get an answer.
Here are some of my favorite queries so far:
- 10 peanut M&Ms -custom nutritional info (or compare Big Mac and Whoppers)
- t_n – crossword puzzle solver
- Samuel, Samantha – track baby names over time
- CAPTCHA – generate your own captchas
- Korea female/male population, China female/male – one-child policy in full effect
- BMI 5’11” 170lb – Calculate your own BMI
What’s your favorite query so far?
Update: If you have no idea what Wolfram Alpha is, Wolfram himself made a great screencast demo of the product.