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Feb 08, 2016

SourceESB Is A Smarter, More Efficient Way to Buy Electronic Components

Engineers and designers looking to buy electrical and electronic components have a resource available they might not know about: SourceESB....More
Feb 02, 2016

Get Ready for National Engineers Week

It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)....More
Jan 27, 2016

Buick: King of the Concept Vehicle4

Concept vehicles let carmakers show off new engineering tricks and technologies, as well as potential style and color trends without committing to....More
Dec 29, 2015

5 Myths about All-Season and Winter Tires3

Tires might arguably be the most important components on a vehicle. They’re responsible, at least partially, for making vehicles move, stop, and....More
Dec 07, 2015

4 Solar Power Predictions for 20164

Midsummer's Sven Lindström makes four predictions on what's in store for solar energy in 2016....More
Nov 18, 2015

6 Dangerous Myths about Electrical Safety3

Everyone uses electricity but few people (probably less than 10%) really understand it. This can be dangerous....More
Oct 12, 2015

“The Martian”: A Fine Engineering Movie13

If you’re looking for a good movie that revolves around engineering, The Martian might fill the bill....More
Sep 16, 2015

5 of History's Worst Engineering Disasters12

While collecting this short list of engineering disasters, I decided that to qualify as a disaster, an event had to involve loss of life, and the....More
Aug 24, 2015

It’s Good to be an Engineering Graduate4

The young women and men who made it through U.S. engineering colleges last year did quite well for themselves. The good news for most of them started....More
Aug 06, 2015

5 Common Motor Myths1

The average consumer, and even a few non-electrical engineers are unaware that what they think they know about motors and efficiency just isn’t true....More
Jul 17, 2015

NASA’s New Horizon Swings by Pluto

After a decade and more than 3 billion miles of space travel, the New Horizon space probe has swung past Pluto, closing in at only 8,000 miles from....More
Jul 02, 2015

8 Little-Known Facts about the Hubble Telescope2

What don’t you know about the Hubble telescope?....More
Jun 23, 2015

Then There Were Two: Vote for Your Favorite STEM Starter!1

After three weeks of intense voting, we’re down to the Championship Round in our STEM Starter competition. It will pit Heathkit/Crystal Radio....More
Jun 16, 2015

Down to the Final Four STEM Starters2

Third-round voting will take contest down to two finalists....More
Jun 09, 2015

STEM Starter: Results and Second Round Voting

The votes are in and have been counted in the first round of voting on this year’s STEM Starter Showdown....More

Stephen Mraz

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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