A Skeptical Engineer http://machinedesign.com/blog/23139/feed en The Top 8 Predictions for IoT in 2017 http://machinedesign.com/blog/top-8-predictions-iot-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">Where is the Internet of Things headed in 2017? The IoT Institute offers up these predictions.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/top-8-predictions-iot-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/top-8-predictions-iot-2017#comments IoT A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:29:00 +0000 67681 at http://machinedesign.com Driverless Trains and Planes First, then Automobiles http://machinedesign.com/blog/driverless-trains-and-planes-first-then-automobiles <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a lot of buzz these days about driverless cars, but surely there are other transportation modes to address first.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/driverless-trains-and-planes-first-then-automobiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/driverless-trains-and-planes-first-then-automobiles#comments Automotive Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:17:00 +0000 66801 at http://machinedesign.com A Search for Humanitarian Projects at Engineering Colleges http://machinedesign.com/blog/search-humanitarian-projects-engineering-colleges <div class="node-body blog-body">College students in the engineering field are pushing beyond the classroom, using their skills and knowledge to aid in humanitarian efforts worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/search-humanitarian-projects-engineering-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/search-humanitarian-projects-engineering-colleges#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:46:00 +0000 66631 at http://machinedesign.com OSU Buckeye Bullet Hits 341 mph http://machinedesign.com/blog/osu-buckeye-bullet-hits-341-mph <div class="node-body blog-body">The all-electric Venture Buckeye Bullet 3, a student engineering project at Ohio State University, set a new world’s land speed record...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/osu-buckeye-bullet-hits-341-mph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/osu-buckeye-bullet-hits-341-mph#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:14:00 +0000 66451 at http://machinedesign.com Concerns over IoT Security? Get Answers at IoT Emerge 2016 http://machinedesign.com/blog/concerns-over-iot-security-get-answers-iot-emerge-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet of Things often appears to be a double-edged sword for manufacturing companies of all sizes. On one hand, they want all the advantages...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/concerns-over-iot-security-get-answers-iot-emerge-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/concerns-over-iot-security-get-answers-iot-emerge-2016#comments IoT A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:59:00 +0000 66341 at http://machinedesign.com Five Aircraft Ideas NASA Is Exploring http://machinedesign.com/blog/five-aircraft-ideas-nasa-exploring <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA does a lot more than just explore space. It has also long been inventing new ways to make flying safer and more efficient. To add to its successes...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/five-aircraft-ideas-nasa-exploring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/five-aircraft-ideas-nasa-exploring#comments Technologies Defense A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:17:00 +0000 65711 at http://machinedesign.com IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things <div class="node-body blog-body">Join thousands of your colleagues and industry leaders as they gather at Emerge IoT in Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov 2 -4 for three days filled with the latest updates and insights into the Internet of Things... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things#comments Editorial Comment IoT A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:46:00 +0000 65531 at http://machinedesign.com Most Colleges Lose Money Trying to Exploit Patents http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents <div class="node-body blog-body">Like a lot of ideas and concepts springing from government and universities, letting colleges and universities profit from patents made by their students...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents#comments A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:20:00 +0000 65411 at http://machinedesign.com Design a 3D Printable Tool for Astronauts—Help NASA and Win a Prize! http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize <div class="node-body blog-body">A company called Made In Space partnered with NASA to develop a zero-gravity 3D printer. It has been up on the International Space Station undergoing testing...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 65071 at http://machinedesign.com Time to Update Engineering Colleges http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s time engineering colleges took a look at their curriculums and majors and made some changes. There’s already almost too much...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:27:00 +0000 64861 at http://machinedesign.com Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad? http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad <div class="node-body blog-body">Jonathan Basile has cataloged every possible 3,200-character page consisting of permutations of the 26 lower-case letters, commas, periods, and spaces. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad#comments Technologies Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:53:00 +0000 64431 at http://machinedesign.com Celebrating Juno’s Arrival at Jupiter this Weekend http://machinedesign.com/blog/celebrating-juno-s-arrival-jupiter-weekend <div class="node-body blog-body">Engineers and scientists at NASA will be spending some tense time at NASA’s mission control as the four-ton spacecraft Juno ends its five-year, 1.74 billion-mile journey to Jupiter.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/celebrating-juno-s-arrival-jupiter-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/celebrating-juno-s-arrival-jupiter-weekend#comments Technologies Defense A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:58:00 +0000 63891 at http://machinedesign.com Darpa’s Race for a Special Ops Motorcycle http://machinedesign.com/blog/darpa-s-race-special-ops-motorcycle <div class="node-body blog-body">Soldiers in the U.S. Special Operations, such as Navy Seals and Army Rangers, could soon see a new tool in their arsenal...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/darpa-s-race-special-ops-motorcycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/darpa-s-race-special-ops-motorcycle#comments Defense Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:46:00 +0000 63771 at http://machinedesign.com Purdue’s AEP Design Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Congratulations again to the Boilermakers at Purdue University for winning our 2016 Engineering Bracket Challenge....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 13 May 2016 19:30:00 +0000 61911 at http://machinedesign.com NASA Explores Supersonic Airliner—Or Will It Be a Spy Plane? http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA is making moves to start work on a new X-plane, a half-scale flying version of a supersonic airliner...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 09 May 2016 16:31:00 +0000 61751 at http://machinedesign.com