Monday, June 22, 2009

Find me a Singaporean Art Book - 稀游记图文影像纪录

Somebody left me a comment on my "Find me a Singaporean" post. Apparentely, this fantastic show has decided to come out with an artbook (sort of). I haven't buy it yet but should do so pretty soon and will keep you guys posted on how's the book. In the meantime, if you want to find out more, I suggest you click over to the FindMeASingaporean.Com

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

I came upon an article in Newsweek recently that caught my attention. There is this physicist by the name of Stephen Wolfram. He seems to have created a search engine which give result in a much intellectual way than Google. Well, not exactly a search engine. As Wolfram puts it,

"Wolfram says his creation is not so much a search engine as a "computational knowledge engine." It has a single input field, like a search engine, but users can pose complex questions. What is the date of the next total solar eclipse visible from Paris? (Answer: Sept. 23, 2090.) What is the current orbital location of the International Space Station? "Computing where the ISS is right now is not a trivial computation," says Wolfram. "You have to actually solve some differential equations for the motion of the aircraft in the Earth's gravitational field." And yet the result is returned as quickly as a Google search."

Upon trying this search engine, I must say it is really interesting (for a start). It returns me interesting result. I'm pleased when I type in "Singapore" and it returns me with a load of information of Singapore such as GDP, population, etc and how we ranked to the world based on these attributes.

However, I must say that it must continue to expand its database of information so as to return me more useful information when I need them. Until then, I'm still happy Googling. The link to this engine is here... Wolfram|Alpha