A Skeptical Engineer http://machinedesign.com/blog/23139/feed A questioning, sometimes humorous look at technologies, engineering, and the world. en 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 Purdue University Takes Top Honors in the AEP Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">The voting is over, the fat lady has sung, and Purdue University emerges as the winner...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 03 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 61401 at http://machinedesign.com The Final Round in the AEP Bracket Challenge: Purdue v. Georgia Tech http://machinedesign.com/blog/final-round-aep-bracket-challenge-purdue-v-georgia-tech <div class="node-body blog-body">Round Four voting results have taken the top four schools down to the final two...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/final-round-aep-bracket-challenge-purdue-v-georgia-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/final-round-aep-bracket-challenge-purdue-v-georgia-tech#comments A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:45:00 +0000 60831 at http://machinedesign.com It’s Down to the Top Four in the Academic Engineering Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Results from Round Three just came over the wire, taking the number of competitors down to four for Round Four....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 60131 at http://machinedesign.com It’s Down to 8 in the Academic Engineering Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Results from Round Two voting are in and the cream seems to be rising to the top as it’s now down to eight engineering schools....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:49:00 +0000 59871 at http://machinedesign.com