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Jul 08, 2014
Taking the window seats (and windows) from pilots and co-pilots
Who would’ve thought that the glass-cockpit concept – the use of programmable displays to replace radar screens, dials, and navigational....
Jun 26, 2014
Back-of-the-envelope calculations: When close is good enough
The art of back-of-the-envelope calculations....
Jun 16, 2014
Engineering Dropouts: Another Myth
Jun 09, 2014
Sights at the National Nuke Museum
If you’re ever in Albuquerque, be sure to make time for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. It’s one of those museums....
May 30, 2014
Engineering miracle or just good carpentry?
Santa Fe's miraculous spiral staircase. Really?....
May 22, 2014
A blimp is a blimp. These aren't.
The Goodyear Company is upgrading its fleet of airships, going from blimps to zeppelins. This technological step-up will give the flying billboards....
Apr 30, 2014
And the world's greatest engineering movie is . . .
Apr 21, 2014
Greatest Engineering Movie: It’s down to the final two. Let’s Vote!
We’ve gotten it down to two movies, thanks to your generous cooperation. (The number of voters increased over every round, a trend we hope....
Apr 14, 2014
We're down to four engineering movies. Vote for your Top Two!
Voting in the third round for the World’s Greatest Engineering Movie just wrapped up and a record number of voters (10% more than voted in....
Apr 07, 2014
Then there were eight great engineering movies: Time to take it down to the Final Four!
Work in Progress: Goes live Tuesday April 8. See you soon!! ....
Apr 01, 2014
World’s greatest engineering movie: Down to 16 and time to choose again
The first round of voting is over in the race to find the best engineering movie. In general the head-to-head match ups in the first round were....
Mar 24, 2014
Get in on it: The first round of voting for the World’s Greatest Engineering Movie
Get in on it: The first round of voting for the World’s Greatest Engineering Movie Readers and editors nominated 32 top-notch engineering....
Mar 05, 2014
Help decide the World's Greatest Engineering Movie
What is the best engineering movie ever made? Help us find out, or at least point the way. We will be having a Movie Madness “playoff”....
Jan 17, 2014
Sights at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
NAIAS The Detroit Auto Show is having a banner year, judging by the 5,000+ automotive scribblers and bloggers roaming Cobo Hall searching for scoops....
Dec 04, 2013
Amazon's Air Delivery Ad
Did you see the Amazon commercial this past weekend? You might’ve been fooled (like this columnist ) into thinking it was a serious news item....
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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