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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....
Nov 26, 2013
Some hi-tech to be thankful for
One thing we can all be thankful is that high-tech has given us more media than we know what to do with, which is a good thing. The average person....
Oct 31, 2013
How Maker Geeks celebrate Halloween
What do 100 Maker Geeks do on Oct. 31?....
Oct 10, 2013
ITOD: New Internet slang
ITOD, I'd LOL & LMAO @ TLA....
Sep 13, 2013
Can the government force feed us electric cars?
Can the government force feed us electric cars?....
Aug 13, 2013
Hyperloop or Hyperloopy?
Engineers look at Elon Musk's new transportation concept: Hyperloop....
Jun 21, 2013
Another speed bump for electric cars and new car companies
Here’s a column on the laws that hamper Tesla Motors in its efforts to sell electric cars in Texas because they don’t want to go....
Jun 03, 2013
Museums for Engineers: Intro
Send in images and info from museums engineers would appreciate....
May 21, 2013
Losing $10k per car, making it up in volume
Fiat/Chrysler will be soon selling its all-electric e500 in California (only) for $32,500. And if you can put up with all the downsides of a small....
Apr 24, 2013
Technology refuses to prove superstitions
If video cameras don't record it, does it exist?....
Apr 18, 2013
Epic Fail: Computer picking NCAA winner
As I mentioned in my last blog entry, computer engineers from Georgia Tech had run this year’s stats through their college-basketball ranking....
Mar 20, 2013
Computer pinpoints March Madness winner
Those rambling wrecks from Georgia Tech are doing bettors a favor: They’ve run their Logistics Regression/Markov chain, a computerized college....
Feb 25, 2013
Those funky names for cars
I was watching TV the other night and saw a commercial for VW’s new SUV, the Tiguan, and wondered where they ever got that odd-sounding name for a....
Feb 05, 2013
A concept (car) too far?
One of the strangest features on a concept car at this year’s Detroit Auto Show came courtesy of Smartcar’s forstars, a small utility coupe. It has a....
Jan 24, 2013
Checking out the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
This year’s automotive showdown at Cobo Hall featured some great new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as a horde of reporters and automotive....
Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design. He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from Steve was a Flight officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible...
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