Glenn McDonald writes about culture and technology from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, N.C. 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 glenn-mcdonald.com.
Stanford University researchers have developed an advanced brain-computer interface that lets paralyzed patients type quickly and accurately.
A new nano printing technique using graphene creates integrated circuits that are just atoms thick, and could lead to huge advances in speed and power.
Flexible blade design based on dragonflies could fundamentally change how we harvest wind energy.
Single-passenger quadcopters will ferry VIPs around the desert city via automated flight routes.
A biomimetic camera system is inspired by super-zoom vision of eagles, hawks and other birds of prey.
Eco-friendly retailer Waitrose has introduced a fleet of delivery vehicles that run entirely on biomethane gas.
A Canadian architectural firm has proposed bolting prefabricated lodgings for people to the 1,800-foot CN Tower in Toronto.