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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Apr 25, 2015 10:15 AM ET
The app draws from Chinese pop art specimen that are empirically, gloriously weird. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2015 07:45 AM ET
Some drones just want to have fun.
Apr 24, 2015 10:00 AM ET
The Hands Omni glove uses force-feedback design to approximate the sensation of touching, pressing or gripping a surface or object.
Apr 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET
City Sand Tower would power 192 acres with solar and geothermal energy.
Apr 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET
From artificial forests to space umbrellas, researchers are exploring worst-case-scenario fixes to climate change.
Apr 18, 2015 07:00 AM ET
Architectural installation features looping walkways and fitness rooms to make the workspace a gymnasium for the mind.
Apr 17, 2015 07:00 AM ET
The new sci-fi thriller raises intriguing questions about science, technology and artificial intelligence.
Apr 15, 2015 02:24 PM ET
Prototype takes one image per second by fusing the technology behind digital cameras and solar panels.
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