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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Aug 28, 2014 08:35 AM ET
As the U.S. Open plays out in New York, we take a look at the surprisingly wide world of tennis technology.
Aug 26, 2014 02:27 PM ET
Engineers are working on a next-generation submarine that would fly through water in an air bubble. Continue reading →
Aug 22, 2014 03:24 PM ET
The Land Art Generator Initiative challenges artists and engineers to create clean energy with style. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2014 01:59 PM ET
The fully automated Knowledge Vault project is designed to crunch the world's raw data into a single database. Continue reading →
Aug 20, 2014 03:02 PM ET
The overall goal of the program is to create genuine cybernetic insects -- a literal merging of biological and electronic bugs. Continue reading →
Aug 15, 2014 07:00 AM ET
The 2014 Structural Awards is an annual design awards that celebrates the marriage of art and engineering.
Aug 14, 2014 03:02 PM ET
The swarm's hive mind allows the group to respond as a whole. Continue reading →
Aug 13, 2014 02:19 PM ET
Flexible device adheres to upper arm and generates a weak electrical current from perspiration. Continue reading →
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