Drync, a mobile smartphone application, offers users a searchable database of 1.7 million wines -- 30,000 of which are available for purchase -- to educate drinkers about their bottle of wine, track user preferences and even order bottles online. The app also includes a feature that allows users to learn about a bottle of wine by taking a photo of its label.
There are several indicators that the economy is still sluggish, such as factory output in the U.S. central Atlantic region decreasing to a two-year low this month, and new home sales hitting a five-month low in July. The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank said Tuesday that its August index of factory activity dropped to "minus 10" from July's "minus 1."
Scientists recently created a new state of matter by blasting aluminum with a high-powered laser until it became transparent to ultraviolet light. Scientists say the new matter will teach them a great deal about the secrets of generating power using nuclear fusion. Strangely enough, the existence of a form of transparent aluminum was suggested over 20 years ago -- in a Star Trek film.
You too can create architecture like Frank Lloyd Wright -- with a new building set from Lego. There are six structures to choose from, including Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, which happens to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic building with a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit.