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Wolfram|Alpha :: new Optimization . [feed your function(s) to find global maxima and minima, optimize a function subject to constraints, or hunt for local extrema] - http://www.wolframalpha.com/example...

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Brush Up on Oscar Trivia with Wolfram Alpha - http://mashable.com/2010...

"Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha can help resolve any Oscar-themed squabbles that may come up on Sunday, or so it claims. Apparently, it can answer questions about every Oscar nomination and award since the first ceremony in 1929."
- Kol Tregaskes
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Access Wolfram Alpha Search in Google Chrome - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto...

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"Do you like using Wolfram Alpha Search and crave on-demand access to it in Google Chrome? See how easy it is to enjoy that Wolfram Alpha goodness with the Chrome Alpha extension."
- Judah Richardson
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ESPN College Gameday bus in the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot next to the @Wolfram_Alpha office

Olympic Data in Wolfram|Alpha: Let the Games Begin - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010...

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'The countdown has begun to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, February 12–28, and we are pleased to announce that we’ve added comprehensive Olympic data to Wolfram|Alpha. It can now answer dozens of different types of queries about every medalist and event from past Summer and Winter Olympic Games.'
- Akiva
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Solving Equations with Wolfram|Alpha - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010...

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"Solving equations is just one of hundreds of mathematical tasks that can be done using Wolfram|Alpha. Wolfram|Alpha can solve equations from middle school level all the way through college level and beyond. So next time you are stumped on an equation, consult Wolfram|Alpha for a little help."
- Judah Richardson
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nice!
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : New Features in Wolfram|Alpha: Year-End Update - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

Nispell liked this

"When we launched Wolfram|Alpha in May 2009, it already contained trillions of pieces of information—the result of nearly five years of sustained data-gathering, on top of more than two decades of formula and algorithm development in Mathematica. Since then, we’ve successfully released a new build of Wolfram|Alpha’s codebase each week, incorporating not only hundreds of minor behind-the-scenes enhancements and bug fixes, but also a steady stream of major new features and datasets. We’ve highlighted some of these new additions in this blog, but many more have entered the system with little fanfare. As we near the end of 2009, we wanted to look back at seven months of new Wolfram|Alpha features and functionality."
- Kol Tregaskes
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Best LittleCo of 2009 & Most Promising for 2010 - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...

atner liked this

"If Web 2.0 was about creating data (user generated content, to use the most familiar term for this), then the next generation of the Web is all about using that data. Wolfram|Alpha is premised on using and computing data, so we think it's a product to watch in 2010."
- Judah Richardson
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I agree Wolfram Alpha looks interesting, but it seems to lack usage apart from the scientific and education community.
- TrafficBug

New Features in Wolfram|Alpha: Year-End Update - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

Jesper Lind, Graham Sergeant, See-ming Lee 李思明 SML and Sparky, lurking liked this

'When we launched Wolfram|Alpha in May 2009, it already contained trillions of pieces of information—the result of nearly five years of sustained data-gathering, on top of more than two decades of formula and algorithm development in Mathematica. Since then, we’ve successfully released a new build of Wolfram|Alpha’s codebase each week, incorporating not only hundreds of minor behind-the-scenes enhancements and bug fixes, but also a steady stream of major new features and datasets. We’ve highlighted some of these new additions in this blog, but many more have entered the system with little fanfare. As we near the end of 2009, we wanted to look back at seven months of new Wolfram|Alpha features and functionality.'
- Akiva
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I love this site. They are uber useful for things that I don't know how to search for :) #data #facts #search #tools #smlrecommmendation
- See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

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Poll Results: ReadWriteWeb Readers Pick The Top 10 Products of 2009 - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...

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Congratulations to all who made this list. Happy Wolfram Alpha made Honorable Mention as #24
- Judah Richardson
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Psychrometric Data for Air Now Available in Wolfram|Alpha - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

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"Psychrometry deals with the thermodynamic properties of gas-vapor mixtures. Air-water vapor mixtures are the most common systems studied because of their importance in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and weather reporting. Students of engineering are introduced to the subtleties of psychrometry in their thermodynamics courses. But we are all exposed to psychrometry any time we watch weather reports on television. Your favorite meteorologist probably speaks about the relative humidity, dry bulb temperature, and dew point temperature."
- Judah Richardson
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Also avaliable for evil genius supervillans everywhere....
- Roberto Bonini

Or for engineering students in thermodynamics (and related) classes ;)
- Judah Richardson
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The True Power of the Wolfram Alpha Knowledge Engine - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...

imabonehead, andrei_c, Ami Iida and 3 other people liked this

"With these three skills combined. There’s only one limitation; your own imagination. Wolfram Alpha shows us the future of search engines."
- Judah Richardson
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best of What's new 2009 computing : http://www.popsci.com/bown...

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Bing Now a Serious Challenger to Google - http://www.pcworld.com/article...

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"One new and noteworthy upgrade is the inclusion of search results from Wolfram Alpha, an oddball, "computational knowledge" search tool that's probably too geeky for the average user. When integrated with a mainstream query engine, however, Wolfram Alpha algorithms prove their mettle by returning actionable data rather than just a page of links. Microsoft provides a few examples on its Bing blog. Search for "bmi," for instance, and Bing displays Wolfram Alpha's body mass index calculator at the top of the results page."
- Judah Richardson
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Bing does in fact sound like its has a catchy ring to it. May be serious contender for the search engine throne.
- TrafficBug

The integration of Wolfram Alpha results into Bing is indeed a decent move by Microsoft, question is if it's exclusive or whether Google can just license the same thing from WA. If Microsoft were smart, they would have already bought WA to have its results EXCLUSIVE in Bing. Same applies to Twitter results btw. I both Google and Bing license access to Twitter, it's not a differentiator. Buying Twitter could have solved that for them.
- Alex Schleber

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YouTube - Wolfram Alpha is Your On-Call Genius - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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the limits of Wolfram calendar 2250AD http://www.wolframalpha.com/input...

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High Performance Computing conference in Champaign, IL this week! - https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome...&

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I'll be at the Wolfram and Microsoft presentations tomorrow :)
- Judah Richardson

Computing Stock Data in Real Time - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

"Wolfram|Alpha offers a collection of money and finance tools ideal for finance professionals and personal finance matters. This data flows into Wolfram|Alpha in real time, providing traders with computation results in charts and graphs. In this post, we’ll look at a variety of ways Wolfram|Alpha can compute and present stock data."
- Judah Richardson
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : The Wolfram|Alpha API Has Arrived! - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

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Hopefully this means that we'll see an iPhone app soon.
- Akiva
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Akiva, doesn't this exist already? http://www.wolframalpha.com/addtoyo...
- François Dongier

You have to pay :(
- Andrew Lang

"Access to the API is not free. The cost to use it depends on volume and intended use. The smallest developer plan, which provides 1,000 API lookups, is a one-time $60 plus $0.08 per additional request. Monthly plans range from $2,000 for 25,000 requests up to $220,000 for 10 million requests." http://news.cnet.com/8301-19...
- François Dongier

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Save the Date for Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day: October 21, 2009 - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009...

Alex Schleber, Lora Lufark, Roberto Bonini and Mark Layton liked this

"Join us on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at noon CDT, for the start of Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day, a groundbreaking marathon live interactive web event that brings together students, parents, and educators from across the United States to solve their toughest assignments and explore the power of using Wolfram|Alpha for school, college, and beyond."
- Judah Richardson
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1-octadecylamine on W|A. Looks like they included gravity in the minimization algorithm? http://www.wolframalpha.com/input...

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Fwd: Wolfram|Alpha and the US National Debt - http://webapps.oru.edu/new_php... (via http://friendfeed.com/hiroshe...)

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Reposting to W|A group I just found.
- Andrew Lang

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Bing strikes licensing deal with Wolfram Alpha - http://news.cnet.com/8301-30...

"Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting a little help from a very smart friend. Wolfram Alpha and Bing have reached a licensing deal that allows Bing to present some of the specialized scientific and computational content that Wolfram Alpha generates, according to a source familiar with the deal."
- LANjackal
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Wolfram Alpha Has Grown a Lot. You Should Try it Out Again - http://mashable.com/2009...

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"That, at least, is what Stephen Wolfram, founder of computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha, has tried to convince us in a lengthy post over at the official blog. Personally, I’ve encountered a serious usability problem with Wolfram Alpha that pretty much stopped me from using it: it’s very broad in scope, but on the other hand it doesn’t always work perfectly. After a while, I’ve moved back to simple, specific tools (found via Google) created for the purpose of various calculations. An example: in a recent article I mentioned calculating your daily calorie intake with Wolfram Alpha. A commenter pointed out that you cannot actually do that; you can do various other similar calculations, but not that one – and calculating daily calorie intake is precisely what most users need. Now, without giving specific examples, Stephen Wolfram says that Wolfram Alpha has grown tremendously. Here are some numbers: 2 million lines of Mathematica code were added, meaning the engine has grown by...
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- Kol Tregaskes
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