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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Nov 28, 2015 07:00 AM ET
What happens when you take a neural network for a walk in the city? Continue reading →
Nov 24, 2015 04:00 PM ET
Innovative renewable energy system could be a game-changer for remote communities. Continue reading →
Nov 23, 2015 04:00 PM ET
Compressed paper kits stretch out accordion-style into benches, walls, chairs, tables and lights. Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2015 12:00 PM ET
The company's new Joy For All line crosses the mechanical pet with the companion robot. Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2015 07:00 AM ET
Each year, the Tech Museum of Innovation recognizes innovators who are employing technology to solve the world's most pressing problems.
Nov 18, 2015 04:00 PM ET
Cameras accidentally captured plans for an underwater nuclear weapon. But was it really an accident? Continue reading →
Nov 16, 2015 01:33 PM ET
An ultra-thin coating renders aircraft invisible. Continue reading →
Nov 13, 2015 03:22 PM ET
A new building scheduled to go up in 2017 will have thousands of trees, shrubs and plants growing on its exterior.
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