Patrick Yin

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23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe's Expansion?

Dark energy appears to be devouring dark matter and slowing the expansion of the cosmos, a new study suggests.<p>Dark matter makes up the backbone of …

Dark Matter

'Nearly flawless': Orion passes test flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> With one 4½-hour flight Friday, the new spacecraft series that NASA hopes will take astronauts to Mars passed its first test above Earth.<p>NASA's Orion capsule -- part of America's bid to take crews beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since the Apollo missions -- splashed down in the …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

2015 BMW 2-series Convertible: The Version for Hedonists

Two turbo engines, available AWD, and a top that drops.<p>With the introduction of the 2-series convertible, BMW's rear-wheel-drive 1-series is history in the U.S. (The Euro-market hatchback is still available.) But despite the new moniker, the 2-series very much adheres to the formula of its …

Carbon Fiber

What it’s like to actually wear the Apple Watch

CUPERTINO, California—It’s been quite a while since Apple unveiled a new device that made people say, “Ooh, I want to play with that.” A lot of people are going to play with the new Apple Watch, which was unveiled Tuesday in a massive event near the company’s headquarters.<p>At first glance—which is …

There's Already a Knockoff of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Don't want to wait until April to get a Samsung Galaxy S5? You can get a smartphone that's pretty close, right now — but buyer beware.<p>Goophone, the …

Future Spacecraft Will Be 3-D Printed–In Space, By Robots

In a sci-fi dream come true, a new NASA-funded project engages 3-D printers and robots to build the space systems of tomorrow.<p>Space exploration has always been restricted by the fact that all technology is to-go. Everything we put into the great beyond must first be fabricated on Earth and then …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Why is our banking system so far behind?

February 17, 2014 | 3:28 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/02/17/world/why-our-banking-system-so-far-behind/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Solar power’s new wave

At first glance, the awnings over the sidewalk and entryway at a new Toronto-Dominion Bank branch in Mississauga, just west of Toronto, look pretty normal.<p>On closer inspection, it's clear these glass sheets – translucent panels in metal frames, adorned with an attractive grid of dark squares – are …

Dollar rises against yen after BOJ move

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. dollar climbed higher against the yen Tuesday after Japan’s central bank expanded its lending support to the …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky Whale” concept plane as a mixture of today’s current designs and future concepts that don’t …

Solar Panels

Dubious Cold Fusion Machine Acquired By North Carolina Company

The Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) has never been proven to work. Then again, it hasn't been conclusively proven not to...<p>Well, this is an interesting acquisition: A U.S. company called Industrial Heat has bought the rights to the notorious (and dubious) cold fusion technology called the Energy …

16 Amazing Photographs From NASA’s Golden Age

As exciting as the future of space travel may be, its past is just as thrilling. <i>For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983</i>, a new exhibition at London art gallery Breese Little, showcases more than 100 photographs from the golden age of space exploration. The photographs depict NASA from …