Wolfram Alpha, the new computational knowledge engine went live to the public on Friday night, 3 days ahead of its official May 18 launch.

However, the launch team said on its website that it will be doing online testing over the weekend so the site may go down from time to time.

The engine is different from the search market giant, Google, in the way it displays the response to your queries. Rather than providing thousands of web links to pages that potentially may have the answer to your query, it uses algorithms that answer specific questions with useful and relevant information. Alpha can even answer questions like, How many Nobel Prize winners were born under a full moon?

Now the true test of how well Wolfram Alpha will do, begins now as the public may start testing the how accurate the results are.