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Jul 31, 2014

The 7 Warning Signs of B(ogus) S(cience)

For the past 17 years, Dr. Robert Parks has been the leading force behind Quackwatch, a popular website that explores medical myths ranging from....More
Jul 23, 2014

Another debunking of the U.S. Engineering Shortage

Another nail in the myth of an engineering shortage....More
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....More
Jun 26, 2014

Back-of-the-envelope calculations: When close is good enough

The art of back-of-the-envelope calculations....More
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....More
May 30, 2014

Engineering miracle or just good carpentry?

Santa Fe's miraculous spiral staircase. Really?....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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!! ....More
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....More
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....More
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”....More
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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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