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Siri Comprises 25% Of All Wolfram Alpha Searches
2012-02-08 05:58:27

Apple´s Siri virtual assistant now accounts for one-quarter of all queries made on the computational search engine Wolfram Alpha, the New York Times reported on Monday in a profile of the search engine´s upcoming premium service. Wolfram Alpha is the invention of Mathematica creator Stephen Wolfram. Less than three years ago, the 52-year-old scientist and software designer sought to build a new kind of search engine that, unlike Google or Bing, did not scavenge the Web but...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Solar System for iPad, the much-anticipated new title from Touch Press (publisher of The Elements) and Faber and Faber, is a breakthrough interactive book, created to inform and inspire people about our nearby astronomical neighborhood, presenting a wealth of spectacular imagery received from robot spacecraft. The title combines stunning fully manipulable 3D realizations of the planets and moons with an intelligent specially written text by best-selling Faber author and former radio...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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