Most Recent Blog Posts

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
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
Contributors

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...
What's A Skeptical Engineer?

A questioning, sometimes humorous look at technologies, engineering, and the world.

Blog Archive
Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×