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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Mar 26, 2015 04:04 PM ET
Independent biohacker group uses light-amplifying substance to see in the dark.
Mar 25, 2015 01:54 PM ET
Sensor systems from GM and Ford watch the roads, the signs … and you.
Mar 26, 2015 07:00 AM ET
With various spy gadgets on the retail shelves, surveillance tech isn't just for secret agents anymore.
Mar 23, 2015 02:25 PM ET
System being tested on Chilean beaches uses UAVs equipped with flotation devices.
Mar 20, 2015 12:32 PM ET
Low-cost design could help farmers in Ethiopia maintain self-sufficient agriculture.
Mar 20, 2015 09:25 AM ET
From smart collars to bark translators, we take a look at technology on the furry side.
Mar 19, 2015 02:42 PM ET
Infrared light and optical monitors translate minute eye movements onscreen.
Mar 18, 2015 03:30 PM ET
A presentation at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival showcases the lighter side of advanced robotics.
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