A new addition to the Google Labs suite of experimental and beta software, Google Squared, presents search results in a structured format, similar to a spreadsheet.
Some reviewers have framed this as an effort by Google to keep pace with Wolfram Alpha and Cuil, two other search engines that present results in a structured format.
According to several reviewers, when search engines like this work, the results are pretty cool. When these engines fail, however, they fail pretty miserably. The general consensus seems to be that this is an interesting idea that needs work.