It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned anything about Wolfram Alpha’s “computational knowledge engine”, but they released a neat little tool to create your own widgets. The widget builder makes it very easy to set up your own widget where you set up your input and allow that input to be manipulated.

For example, I set up a simple widget to pull the nutritional value of something:

 I still haven’t found a lot of use for Wolfram Alpha when it comes to “legal research”, but it is still an outstanding resource for more technical type searching. Here are some good examples of other widgets that Wolfram Alpha featured on its blog today:

Very cool stuff!!  If you find a way to make this relevant to legal research, please share that with us!!