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May 01, 2015

Myths from Our Childhoods1

Here are three myths that many have believed since grade school....More
Apr 24, 2015

Engineering: The Key to Untold Riches?

More people in the list of the world’s 100 richest people hold engineering degrees than any other degree, according to a study by Approved Index, a....More
Apr 14, 2015

5 Myths Surrounding USB Flash Drives2

Experts at Premium USB, a company that manufactures and designs USB drives, have taken the time to dispel some of the more prevalent myths....More
Mar 19, 2015

8 Myths about the R&D Tax Credit3

The U.S. R&D tax credit could be worth up to $10 billion annually to small and large firms. Yet evidence shows that only one of out of 20 small....More
Feb 27, 2015

7 Car-Maintenance Myths7

  Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn’t blindly follow:....More
Feb 18, 2015

My Favorite Acronym6

How about you? Let me know what some of you favorite acronyms are....More
Jan 30, 2015

Do the People Living Today Outnumber All Those Who Have Died? (Hint: NO)

Back in the 1970s at the birth of the U.S. environmental movement, “experts” made many dire pronouncements and predictions that have since been....More
Jan 16, 2015

Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show4

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays....More
Dec 22, 2014

What Got You Started in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?32

What got you started n Engineering?....More
Dec 12, 2014

3 Myths Surrounding LEDs

Let's debunk some myths about LEDs....More
Nov 21, 2014

“Inventor” of Fake Bomb Detector Headed to Jail, Finally3

See how far people will go to believe a charlatan....More
Nov 06, 2014

5 Myths About Speaker Wire19

Do expensive speaker wires "sound" better? Not likely....More
Oct 28, 2014

Daylight Saving Time and its Effects on Energy and Trains5

Fun facts to know and tell about Daylight Saving time (DST.)....More
Oct 13, 2014

Polonium and settled science2

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Sep 23, 2014

4 Bogus Reasons Engineers Get Pushed into Management1

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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...
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