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Useful Answer Engine That You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Wolfram Alpha has been out for almost a year now, but unless you’re a geek, you probably haven’t heard of the website.  If you don’t know about it, Wolfram Alpha is an “answer engine,” and it does this job fairly well — especially if you know the proper query to input. For example, you can quickly search for “earthquake in Haiti since January 12, 2010” and Wolfram Alpha will spit out an epicenter location chart, timeline of quakes/aftershocks, and their magnitude level.

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