Yahoo Inc. has begun testing a new search engine feature that could help educators and students find audio files from the internet for use in lesson plans, class projects, and personal use. The free service boasts an index of more than 50 million audio files, including newscasts, speeches, and interviews posted online, as well as the internet's deepening pool of "podcasts"--recordings made to be played on a computer or digital device such as Apple Computer's iPod player. Other internet search engines, such as America Online's Singing Fish and Blinkx, already find audio files, but Yahoo is touting its service as...

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