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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
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....More
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....More
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....More
Oct 31, 2013

How Maker Geeks celebrate Halloween

What do 100 Maker Geeks do on Oct. 31?....More
Oct 10, 2013

ITOD: New Internet slang

ITOD, I'd LOL & LMAO @ TLA....More
Sep 13, 2013

Can the government force feed us electric cars?

Can the government force feed us electric cars?....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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