A Skeptical Engineer http://machinedesign.com/blog/23139/feed A questioning, sometimes humorous look at technologies, engineering, and the world. en 7 Car-Maintenance Myths http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn&rsquo;t blindly follow:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths#comments A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:14:00 +0000 46881 at http://machinedesign.com My Favorite Acronym http://machinedesign.com/blog/my-favorite-acronym <div class="node-body blog-body">How about you? Let me know what some of you favorite acronyms are.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/my-favorite-acronym" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/my-favorite-acronym#comments Community A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:53:00 +0000 46491 at http://machinedesign.com Do the People Living Today Outnumber All Those Who Have Died? (Hint: NO) http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Back in the 1970s at the birth of the U.S. environmental movement, “experts” made many dire pronouncements and predictions that have since been proven wrong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0#comments Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:52:00 +0000 45881 at http://machinedesign.com Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show <div class="node-body blog-body">At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show#comments Automotive Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 45551 at http://machinedesign.com What Got You Started in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math <div class="node-body blog-body">What got you started n Engineering?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math#comments March Bracket Madness Contest Stem Starter WGEM World's Greates Engineering Movie A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:26:00 +0000 45281 at http://machinedesign.com 3 Myths Surrounding LEDs http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Let's debunk some myths about LEDs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0#comments LED A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:23:00 +0000 45221 at http://machinedesign.com “Inventor” of Fake Bomb Detector Headed to Jail, Finally http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally <div class="node-body blog-body">See how far people will go to believe a charlatan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally#comments ADE-651 fake bomb detector Defense Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 44931 at http://machinedesign.com 5 Myths About Speaker Wire http://machinedesign.com/blog/5-myths-about-speaker-wire <div class="node-body blog-body">Do expensive speaker wires "sound" better? 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