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A new way to search

Posted May 18, 2009 6:51 a.m. EDT

Play around with Wolfram Alpha, a new search engine. 

I don't think is likely to replace Google as your first stop when searching the Web, but it definitely offers some advantages.  It searches and computes.  It's a good way to find and compare statistics.  It loves to display data in graphs and charts. 

Don't expect a Google or Yahoo kind of experience.   If you Google "WRAL," you get almost 13 million returns, with at the top.  I entered "WRAL" in Wolfram Alpha, and it didn't know what to do with it.

But if you were looking for "Raleigh, NC Weather 1989," you could get a raft of data.  If you're a student or educator, I think Wolfram Alpha will really help you.

Check it out.



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