Stephen Mraz

Senior Editor, Machine Design

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace, defense, and medical.

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Sep 27, 2016

OSU Buckeye Bullet Hits 341 mph

The all-electric Venture Buckeye Bullet 3, a student engineering project at Ohio State University, set a new world’s land speed record....More
Sep 23, 2016

Concerns over IoT Security? Get Answers at IoT Emerge 2016

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....More
Aug 30, 2016

Five Aircraft Ideas NASA Is Exploring

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....More
Aug 22, 2016

IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things

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....More
Aug 16, 2016

Most Colleges Lose Money Trying to Exploit Patents

Like a lot of ideas and concepts springing from government and universities, letting colleges and universities profit from patents made by their....More
Jul 29, 2016

Design a 3D Printable Tool for Astronauts—Help NASA and Win a Prize!

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....More
Jul 21, 2016

Time to Update Engineering Colleges

It’s time engineering colleges took a look at their curriculums and majors and made some changes. There’s already almost too much....More
Jul 12, 2016

Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad?

Jonathan Basile has cataloged every possible 3,200-character page consisting of permutations of the 26 lower-case letters, commas, periods, and....More
Jun 30, 2016

Celebrating Juno’s Arrival at Jupiter this Weekend

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....More
Jun 28, 2016

Darpa’s Race for a Special Ops Motorcycle

Soldiers in the U.S. Special Operations, such as Navy Seals and Army Rangers, could soon see a new tool in their arsenal....More
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