Today everyone’s thinking about costumes, trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lantern carving and figuring out what to do with a 1,818 pound pumpkin. While the latter might only be true for the owners of this year’s largest pumpkin, Wolfram|Alpha has something for everyone this Halloween. The nearly one-ton squash belongs to a farmer from Quebec, Canada. Besides carving it into a giant jack-o’-lantern,...
7 Billion People
The United Nations has stated that the world population is expected to hit 7 billion people soon. That is a lot of people. Let’s try to put that into perspective. According to Wolfram|Alpha, 7 billion people equals around 6.6 percent of the total number of Homo sapiens to have ever lived. 7 billion people also produce approximately 490 GW of heat, which is around 41 times the power of...
Hunting For A Password That Only You Will Know →
nprfreshair: Via All Things Considered…how to pick a secure password (seems relevant this AM) If you ever need to generate a strong password, we can help!
The McRib is Back
How many calories would you consume if you ate one every day — from today until it returns from wherever it comes from?
Drop It Like It's Hot
It is Snoop Dogg’s 40th Birthday, and we decided that we needed to know what the weather was like on the day he was born. Why? Because we can.
We just hit 1000 followers! Thank you, all of our amazing followers! To celebrate, we decided to share some fun things Wolfram|Alpha can do with the number 1000: * What is the nutritional value of 1000 cheeseburgers? * The distance the Proclaimers would walk, just to be the man to fall down at your door. * When will Lady Gaga be 1000 years old? * 1000 minutes. * How long would it take to...
World food production, harvest, and crop yield...
In an attempt to fill in a more complete picture of global agricultural trends, we’ve added more data from the FAO—this time covering food production, harvest, and crop yields around the world. Try asking Wolfram|Alpha about “coffee production in the Americas“, for example, and you’ll see that Brazil is the clear leader in this region, producing more than 2.5 times as much as #2-ranked...
Chemical Solutions with Wolfram|Alpha
We have new data that enables you to quickly determine whether a given set of solvents are miscible in each other or not: “Is acetone miscible in benzene?” You also could ask for the list of liquids that are miscible in a given solvent: “What solvents are miscible in acetone?” Learn more on our blog.
wolframmathclub: Another great screencast of using Wolfram|Alpha. Unfortunately, Mary’s sound didn’t record. However, she has some terrific examples of searching for computational data. And great job, Mary! These videos are fantastic!
wolframmathclub: One of four video tutorials on using Wolfram|Alpha created and produced by students participating in our Wolfram Math Club. Stay tuned for more. Great job, Hannah!
blatherbot: A representative of Wolfram, In (Creators of WolframAlpha and Mathematica) is coming to my school thursday to give a presentation. I’m actually excited to see this. This gif is amazing. Hope you enjoy the presentation!
Congrats to Dan Shechtman!
Congratulations to Dan Shechtman for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on quasicrystals. We feature quasicrystals prominently in our logo:
"Oh blimey, how time flies."
Monty Python’s Flying Circus premiered 42 years ago today.