Leap.it is a new search engine that portrays search results in a visually attractive way (see the above image and compare it to the image below from Google searching the same topic: Christopher Columbus).
I don’t really understand how — apart from the display — that it’s different from Google or Bing, but TechCruch explains it in this post, though after reading it I still don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.
One feature that could come in handy for students doing research is that you’re supposed to be able to create something called a “perspective” which appears to just be your own personal collection of sites that could be shared with other. I like that idea, but couldn’t figure out how to make it work.
Nevertheless, because of the display itself, I’m adding it to The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners.