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Jul 08, 2014

When a liberal arts degree isn't enough, bring on “experiential learning”

There are unavoidable constants in life that usually are said to include death and taxes. To this list we should add old people complaining about....More
Jul 03, 2014

More automakers going with fiberglass springs

Audi is in the news this week because it plans to start using suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) in one of its cars....More
Jun 27, 2014

Ten for STEM - Ten developments promoting science & technology learning

Education in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been in the headlines as employers find it tough to....More
Jun 17, 2014

Why more investors aren't millionaires and more engineers aren't innovators

Every once in a while you'll find commentary in the finanical community that has insights applying equally well to other areas. That is the case....More
Jun 12, 2014

A lot of industrial networks have a big hole in their cyber security

Despite the fact that the Stuxnet virus made headlines when it attacked programmable logic controllers running Iran's nuclear centrifuges,  ....More
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Jun 03, 2014

.....Solar roadways? Only one way to find out if they are a pipe dream

An outfit called Solar Roadways wants to replace asphalt roads and parking lots with solar cells and claims this idea is practical based on the tests....More
May 29, 2014

Wind turbines for low wind speeds defy Betz limit efficiency

Many designers of utility scale wind turbines dismiss the idea of using turbines to capture energy from light breezes and in areas where there isn....More
May 19, 2014

Innovative UAVs and Robots at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014

I spent a couple days last week looking around at exhibits in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) show in Orlando. We....More
Apr 02, 2014

What's inside GM's recalled ignition switch

We recently took a quick trip to a junk yard to get a steering column from a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. The steering column, of course, also comes with the....More
Mar 12, 2014

The state of R&D

The consulting and market research firm Goldense Group, Inc. began researching industry practices in the areas of product creation, development,....More
Mar 10, 2014

Beware 3D printing?

The warning in my headline comes from the financial publication Barron's magazine which, in its 3-10-14 issue, warns that 3D printing stocks are....More

Lee Teschler

Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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