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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Nov 21, 2014 02:02 PM ET
A new portable electric bike uses radical design to minimize size and weight. Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2014 03:27 PM ET
Design company envisions a future of self-driving cars, trucks and even offices.
Nov 19, 2014 01:59 PM ET
Impressively detailed sculptures of the human form can only be viewed by electron microscope.
Nov 14, 2014 02:50 PM ET
Partially deaf writer and sound artist collaborate on a system to make Wi-Fi signals audible. Continue reading →
Nov 13, 2014 02:15 PM ET
An engineering team wants to build huge, paintball-flinging exoskeletons suitable for tournaments. Continue reading
Nov 12, 2014 01:40 PM ET
The four-day event featured restored antiques, crazy prototypes and the very latest in high-tech two-wheeled engineering.
Nov 11, 2014 03:25 PM ET
Signaling device rises 150 feet in the air and stays aloft for a week. Continue reading →
Nov 7, 2014 02:46 PM ET
The MOM incubator is collapsible, inexpensive, portable and designed for use in crisis situations. Continue reading →
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