Everyone is familiar with search engines like Google and Bing but have you ever heard of a computational knowledge engine? A search engine looks for the best possible matches to your search words out of all of the web pages that it has indexed but a computational knowledge engine is different. It does dynamic computations with the data it contains and comes up with calculations or facts in response to your search terms. Wolfram|Alpha is just such a computational knowledge engine and you can use it to find and learn amazing things.
There are many places on the web where you can get all kinds of facts but with Wolfram|Alpha you can combine different pieces of information to see how they compare, contrast, or relate to one another. Here are just a few examples of ideas for using this knowledge super engine for your information needs.
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There’s so much to explore. Here are many more examples. Have fun with it!