The Answer Machine? Wolfram Alpha Debuts

Wolfram Alpha. It sounds like a code name from World War II, or perhaps a term a wildlife biologist would know. Instead, it's the name of an audacious, if quirky, Web site led by the scientist Stephen Wolfram -- not a search engine, and not meant to be the "Google killer" that it was sometimes described as being, but a "computational knowledge engine." It is a Web site that will answer your questions -- at least some of them -- even if nobody has ever asked them before. "What we're trying to...Full Story
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