Bing gets new tools for learning about the stars, molecules and more
Microsoft has rolled out some updates to Bing that should make learning a little more fun for students of all ages. The latest additions include interactive ways to learn about constellations, family trees and much more.
As noted on the Bing blog, students can now learn more about specific stars and even molecules with interactive charts and diagrams. All either requires is a Bing search for a constellation if you're interested in the night sky, or a specific molecule like methane, and you'll be presented with detailed information on each.
Bing also now includes a way to learn more about specific family trees for royal families, along with the members within. Perhaps most interesting are the new citation tools — which will help you correctly cite academic research — and a Rubik's Cube solver which does exactly what its name implies.
Each of these additions should be available now for related searches.
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By Jez Corden
Also, just because, here's some other things Bing can do: QR code generator, HTML formatter and base64 converter (and more, for the devs), it can recognize famous people in image results, guitar tuner, solar system, fantasy football rosters, direct links to read classic novels ("Oliver twist ebook") etc etc. As you use Bing over time you find more and its much more useful than Google, people just don't want to switch. Honestly I tried to go back to Google but the results seem too inconsistent and much less helpful in all practicality. Also i just compared a search for "weather" on each and Google's mobile site still looks like something from 2009...
Don't be afraid to tinker around with it or try it out real-world. Bing has a lot up its sleeve.