WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha, A different way to find information when you need answers..

It’s not a search engine, it’s not an encyclopedia, and it’s not a calculator, but it’s a little bit of all of that. It’s really the only member of its field.

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This website is a computational knowledge engine. It is a great place to find answers in the subjects you are working with. Below when I search planets on Google I see my results from the algorithms provided by Google. WolframAlpha gives me answers from Orbital properties, current solar system configurations, sky positions etc. So their algorithm gives instant answers rather than more websites/search results.

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Here are some search examples and topic just under Culture and Media:

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Here are some helpful tricks on how/what/when to use the website. From stocks to weather,  nutritional facts to sports, WolframAlpha has a lot of results at the tip of your fingertips!

If you like this website there is a chrome extension for it.

Enjoy!

By Chrystal Hoe, Secondary Technology Integration Coordinator

 

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