Robin Atkinson

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @RobinAtkinson | Keep up with Robin Atkinson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Robin Atkinson”

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Nicaragua's Canal: Digging For Truth

According to Manuel Coronel, an octogenarian who runs the canal authority, their intentions are now beyond dispute. "When the bride and groom set a date, you know it's serious," he says.<p>But ask Mr Coronel just where construction will begin and who will pay for it, and he has no answers. Neither …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

<i>Family Resemblance? (Image of Fulmoth Kearney used with kind permission of Merlyn White)</i><p>It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's …

ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have used a zero-gravity 3D printer to produce a working socket wrench complete with ratchet action – using digital plans that were emailed to the station by Nasa mission control on Earth.<p>Engineers at Made in Space, which built the experimental printer, …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco at speeds of up to 800mph says he is confident of securing the funding needed to turn the project from a pipe dream into a viable transit option for …

Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new …