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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Jan 23, 2015 11:11 AM ET
Tijuana police find six pounds of methamphetamine strapped to a downed UAV.
Jan 22, 2015 02:45 PM ET
The Range-R device is being used by police departments, FBI and the U.S. Marshal Service.
Jan 21, 2015 01:51 PM ET
MIT study delves into the mechanism of falling raindops, in millimeters and microseconds.
Jan 16, 2015 11:28 AM ET
3-D 'trixels' use mirrors and lasers to beam light directly to your eyeballs, even in bright sunlight.
Jan 16, 2015 07:00 AM ET
With the release of the new techno thriller Blackhat, we take a look at depictions of hackers and hacking culture in the movies.
Jan 15, 2015 12:54 PM ET
Miniaturized magnets and coils in the heel of your shoe could generate power with every step.
Jan 14, 2015 03:00 PM ET
New and improved CT scanning techniques deliver high-resolution glimpses inside the human body.
Jan 9, 2015 02:10 PM ET
More than 10,000 volunteers sifted through high-resolution images of Mongolia taken by orbital satellites to locate potential sites.
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