Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha has added another string to its bow with the news it can now "translate" Morse code.

In a blog post, the site says: "Although Morse code is no longer used for mainstream communication, many people continue to tap it out as a hobby, and industry enthusiasts have been exploring ways to incorporate the easy-to-learn code into modern devices".

As well as giving users the Morse code for a word if they enter, "Morse code 'word'" the site can translate the dots and dashes that make up Morse code letters into words.