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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in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 18, 2017

3 Myths about Manual and Automatic Transmissions

Auto enthusiasts, seemingly a dying breed, have long argued that manual transmission, or stick shifts (though some of you might remember shifters on....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 11, 2017

9 Myths about Solar Panels

Many homeowners don’t think solar power is for them. The technology isn’t ready, or their location isn’t right, or maybe they plan on moving soon....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 04, 2017

Apps from NIST: They’re Free, but Obscure

Here are some free apps developed by engineers and researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)....More
Space travel
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 16, 2016

First Manned Trip to Mars: Delayed (at Least) 20 Years

It looks like NASA’s plan to land humans on Mars by around 2030 could be delayed for at least 20 years, and maybe indefinitely. It seems that a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Nov 15, 2016

The Top 8 Predictions for IoT in 2017

Where is the Internet of Things headed in 2017? The IoT Institute offers up these predictions....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 11, 2016

Driverless Trains and Planes First, then Automobiles

There’s a lot of buzz these days about driverless cars, but surely there are other transportation modes to address first....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 05, 2016

A Search for Humanitarian Projects at Engineering Colleges

College students in the engineering field are pushing beyond the classroom, using their skills and knowledge to aid in humanitarian efforts worldwide....More
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
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