Human beings have been developing technology for thousands of years, as early as the Stone Age, which saw the dawn of tools used for cultivating crops and making primitive structures, up to the Information Age, which brought the internet. Wolfram|Alpha allows you to explore the technological world that exists all around us, from satellites used for telecommunication to barcodes used when purchasing items every day. Use Wolfram|Alpha to explore properties and uses of various pieces of technology, including nuclear energy, automobiles, world-changing inventions and much more.
Look up information about communications, such as broadcast stations and telecommunications statistics.
Get data about a broadcast station:
Find allocations for a given frequency:
Translate a string into Morse code:
Discover the target or targets, along with other properties, for a particular space probe or find the probe or probes around a given body.
Get information about a space probe:
Compare space probes:
Look up information about structures, such as buildings, castles, bridges, tunnels, oil rigs and more.
Get information about a structure:
Do computations with properties of structures:
Calculate information about your carbon footprint, including greenhouse emissions of various activities and the warming potential of different chemicals compared to carbon dioxide.
Determine the amount of carbon released by a given fuel:
Calculate the carbon emissions from a road trip:
Explore and compare technical specifications and consumer information for automobiles by model, trim and other criteria.
Find automobiles given specific criteria:
Get information about an automobile model:
Compare automobile trims:
Search for artificial satellites by name or other designators, see if they are visible overhead or find other orbital properties.
Get information about a satellite:
Explore the details used in camera optics that photographers need to consider, such as field of view, f-stop, depth of field, focal length, available light, aperture and exposure time.
Compute subject magnification:
Compute hyperfocal distance:
Compute the answers to questions about more than 600 nuclear power reactors around the world.
Get data on a nuclear power station:
Get information about multiple nuclear reactors:
Find and compare details about inventions and their creators.
Get information about an invention:
Find the inventors of notable inventions:
Explore notable inventions by an inventor:
Generate barcodes using different symbology and methods, such as UPC or QR formats.
Encode text as a barcode:
Generate a barcode corresponding to an ISBN-10:
Find and compare nuclear explosion and test details, such as yield, date, location and more.
Rank nuclear explosions by specified criteria:
Get information about a property of a nuclear explosion:
Explore data about computers and computing systems, including famous computers, data transfer, internet protocols and more.