Glenn McDonald writes about culture and technology from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. He’s a regular contributor to NPR, the Raleigh News & Observer, Indy Week and many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. You can say hello virtually at

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Jul 6, 2015 03:30 PM ET
In a pair of hype videos going viral, engineering teams propose giant robot showdown. Continue reading →
Jul 5, 2015 07:00 AM ET
Some of the best crowdfunding ideas are so crazy, they're brilliant.
Jul 2, 2015 09:40 AM ET
Photographer creates surveillance exhibit by taking control of security camera using a simple Google search. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2015 03:26 PM ET
An automated crane system can place hundreds of bricks per hour, around the clock. Continue reading →
Jun 29, 2015 01:40 PM ET
Tabletop display generates illusion of 3-D images from your tablet or smart phone. Continue reading →
Jul 3, 2015 07:00 AM ET
From underwater robots to marshmallow cannons, future Nobel Prize winners show off their stuff.
Jun 26, 2015 12:52 PM ET
German water park approximates extra-dimensional travel for those in swim trunks. Continue reading →
Jun 24, 2015 10:00 AM ET
The microswimmers, inspired by Lyme's Disease viruses, are biodegradable and won't trigger an immune response in the body. Continue reading →
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