Wolfram-Alpha: New Search Service Aims to Answer Tough Questions – NYTimes.com

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“Mr. Wolfram’s service does not search through Web pages, and it will not help with movie times or camera shopping. Instead it computes the answers to queries using enormous collections of data the company has amassed. It can quickly spit out facts like the average body mass index of a 40-year-old male, whether the Eiffel Tower is taller than Seattle’s Space Needle, and whether it is high tide in Miami right now.”

New Search Service Aims to Answer Tough Questions – NYTimes.com

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