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Wolfram Alpha

Stephen Wolfram has built "a computational knowledge engine" that could mark the biggest web breakthrough since Google.

Posted on March 9, 2009, at 9:27 a.m. ET

It computes the answers to factual questions like, "What country is Timbuktu in?" or "How many protons are in a hydrogen atom?" But not questions people actually want to know the answers to, like "Is my son gay?" P.S. This is probably the unsexiest trend I have ever posted.

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