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.
Discover the target or targets, along with other properties, for a particular space probe or find the probe or probes around a given body.
Look up information about structures, such as buildings, castles, bridges, tunnels, oil rigs and more.
Calculate information about your carbon footprint, including greenhouse emissions of various activities and the warming potential of different chemicals compared to carbon dioxide.
Explore and compare technical specifications and consumer information for automobiles by model, trim and other criteria.
Search for artificial satellites by name or other designators, see if they are visible overhead or find other orbital properties.
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 the answers to questions about more than 600 nuclear power reactors around the world.
Find and compare details about inventions and their creators.
Generate barcodes using different symbology and methods, such as UPC or QR formats.
Find and compare nuclear explosion and test details, such as yield, date, location and more.
Explore data about computers and computing systems, including famous computers, data transfer, internet protocols and more.