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A web tool that "could be as important as Google", according to some experts, has been shown off to the public. The free program aims to answer questions directly, rather than display web pages in response to a query like a search engine...

2009-04-30

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Resolution of these profound questions could unlock the secrets of existence and deliver a new age of science within several decades.

2002-02-01

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When you want trusted information — product recommendations, travel suggestions, local tips, or career advice — a real conversation with a friend (or friend-of-friend) can be much more helpful than searching the web. Aardvark is easy: just send Aardvark a question in plain English, like you do when talking to a friend. Aardvark figures out who might be able to answer, and asks on your behalf — Aardvark is the hub. It’s all about people...
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A claim to have solved one of the most difficult riddles in mathematics has been challenged by scientists. Vinay Deolalikar, a mathematician based at Hewlett-Packard laboratories in California, US, claims to have solved the problem of P vs NP. This has been described as the biggest problem in computer science; it is one of seven Millennium Prize Problems set out by the Clay Mathematics Institute. But maths experts have weighed in to point...

2010-08-11

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Facebook has made its first steps into the search market. The social network has launched a trial of a feature called Questions, which allows people to pose queries to the site's 500 million users...

2010-07-29

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I hope kids are still finding some way, despite Google and Wikipedia, of not knowing things. Learning how to transform mere ignorance into mystery, simple not knowing into wonder, is a useful skill. Because it turns out that the most important things in this life — why the universe is here instead of not, what happens to us when we die, how the people we love really feel about us — are things we’re never going to know.

2011-06-18

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