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Stop words effecting results

is this new?

     
3:06 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When I search blue, shiny widgets the results are very different to:

blue, with shiny widgets

Is this new?

1:03 am on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No. It's not new. Similarly, Word1 + in (or anything else) + Word2 is different from Word1 + Word2.
6:05 am on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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And shows you something about the use of "proximity" in the sums.
11:13 am on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks.