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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....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
Aug 13, 2013

Hyperloop or Hyperloopy?

Engineers look at Elon Musk's new transportation concept: Hyperloop....More
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....More
Jun 03, 2013

Museums for Engineers: Intro

Send in images and info from museums engineers would appreciate....More
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....More
Apr 24, 2013

Technology refuses to prove superstitions

If video cameras don't record it, does it exist?....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....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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