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Explore Yoga with Wolfram|Alpha

Published June 21, 2016

You can now use Wolfram|Alpha to discover information about 216 yoga poses. If you want to learn about a pose, you can search by either its English or Sanskrit name and find basic instructions, along with an illustration. You can also look at the muscles that the pose stretches and strengthens, get ideas for ways to vary the pose, or learn about preparatory poses that you can use to build up toward more difficult poses. If you are recovering from an injury or ailment, you can check a list of precautions and contraindications to discover if the pose might be aggravating for your condition. You can also learn about commonly practiced sequences of yoga poses, such as the Sun Salutation. Read Kristin's entire blog here.»

Wolfram Language

Special Event: Solving Image Processing Problems

Published June 17, 2016

Satellite images, MRIs, live video feeds, and your family vacation photos can sometimes need light or heavy-duty touchups. Finding features, removing backgrounds, filtering for noise, and fixing oddities are common image processing problems for all sorts of 2D and 3D images. Luckily, the Wolfram Language can help you solve them. To read the rest of this blog, click here.»


Special Event: Computational Thinking with Wolfram|Alpha

Published June 9, 2016

Last month marked the seventh anniversary of Wolfram|Alpha. Since its launch, Wolfram|Alpha has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for learning math and many other topics. We have been continually adding new content and capabilities to Wolfram|Alpha, and now we want to show you how it can be used to support computational thinking in any classroom. To learn more, read the rest of the blog here.»

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Solomon Golomb (1932–2016)

Published May 25, 2016

"An octillion. A billion billion billion. That's a fairly conservative estimate of the number of times a cellphone or other device somewhere in the world has generated a bit using a maximum-length linear-feedback shift register sequence. It's probably the single most-used mathematical algorithm idea in history. And the main originator of this idea was Solomon Golomb, who died on May 1—and whom I knew for 35 years." To read the rest of Stephen Wolfram's blog, click here.»


Who Was Ramanujan?

Published April 27, 2016

"They used to come by physical mail. Now it's usually email. From around the world, I have for many years received a steady trickle of messages that make bold claims—about prime numbers, relativity theory, AI, consciousness or a host of other things—but give little or no backup for what they say. I'm always so busy with my own ideas and projects that I invariably put off looking at these messages. But in the end I try to at least skim them—in large part because I remember the story of Ramanujan." To read the rest of Stephen Wolfram's blog, click here.»


My Life in Technology—As Told at the Computer History Museum

Published April 19, 2016

"I normally spend my time trying to build the future. But I find history really interesting and informative, and I study it quite a lot. Usually it's other people's history. But the Computer History Museum asked me to talk today about my own history, and the history of technology I've built. So that's what I'm going to do here." To read the rest of Stephen Wolfram's blog, click here.»

Mathematica 10

Mathematica 10.4 Simplified Chinese Edition

Published April 1, 2016

Mathematica 10.4 Simplified Chinese Edition is now available. Providing a fully localized user interface and completely translated Wolfram Language documentation, this edition includes all new functionality introduced in Mathematica 10.4. For a complete list of features and enhancements, see the Mathematica Quick Revision History.»

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