Study: How restaurants reap higher wine sales

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell study has identified four strategies that restaurants use to reap higher wine sales: including the wine list on the food menu and listing prices without a dollar sign.

Variety to begin charging for Web access Thursday

(AP) -- The Hollywood trade newspaper Variety is putting its Web site behind a "pay wall" starting Thursday. That means it will be reserving its online content for paid subscribers and hoping its advertisers stick around ...

Highlight: Biofunctionalized magnetic-vortex microdiscs

Users from Argonne's Materials Science Division and University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, working collaboratively on a user science project with CNM's Nanobio Interfaces Group, have discovered that nanostructured ...

Cisco and British Telecom head for the 'cloud'

Cisco and British telecom giant BT Group on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at a growing hunger by businesses worldwide for Internet-based communications services.

Mathematical models key to tracking gossip, terrorists

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to the Internet and online social networks (OSNs) news and gossip now spread literally like wildfire -- uncontrollably and seemingly without any order. But according to one Ryerson researcher, there ...

US residents gorging on data bytes: study

If the data devoured in the United States last year were converted to text there would be enough books to bury the country under a pile seven feet (two meters) deep, according to a study released Wednesday.

World Bank musters $5.5 billion for solar projects

The World Bank announced Wednesday 5.5 billion dollars would be invested in solar energy projects in five countries of the Middle East and North Africa in a bid to combat climate change.

Oceans' Uptake of Manmade Carbon May Be Slowing

(PhysOrg.com) -- The oceans play a key role in regulating climate, absorbing more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide that humans put into the air. Now, the first year-by-year accounting of this mechanism during the industrial ...

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