Get a preview of Wolfram|Alpha

Researchers are about to have a powerful new tool for finding data. A new screencast demonstrates Wolfram|Alpha in action. The screencast requires your computer has Flash (it probably does), and you may need to maximize the size of your browser window to see as much as possible. There really is a lot to see–Stephen Wolfram demonstrates the new engine computing and reporting scientific data, medical research, complex mathematics, economic information, and much more. Take the time to watch the entire screencast (13:23 in length)–it’s fascinating to see everything it’s capable of doing.

I mentioned Wolfram|Alpha a couple of weeks ago. It fills a major void on the web by providing access to verified data to students, researchers, and anyone who’s curious about something but frustrated by having to dig through Google search results to find concrete answers.

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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.