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 glenn-mcdonald.com.
The 2016 RobotArt competition to showcase new wave of robot artists that collaborate with humans and create on their own.
Experimental nuclear device generates 30 cubic meters of plasma at 80 million degrees (!) Celsius. Continue reading →
The device was inspired by woodpeckers, which appear to tolerate repetitive head impacts by adjusting the blood flowing to their brains.
The streamlined Phoenix from SuitX takes a minimalistic approach to bring down the cost. Continue reading →
From Dutch cruise ships to crashed seaplanes, learn about the Coast Guard's most incredible rescue operations.
Researchers instruct companion 'bots in the protocol of body language and nonverbal cues.
This computer uses general machine learning techniques to figure out for itself how to win at an ancient and complex game.
Low-cost surfacing solution melts ice and snow by running an electric charge through the concrete itself. Continue reading →
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