Stephen Mraz

Senior Editor, Machine Design

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 is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace, defense, and medical.

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Posts by Stephen Mraz

in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 23, 2017

ID&E (Rocks and) Rolls into Cleveland

Taking place May 8-10, ID&E will be teeming with engineers, designers, system integrators, plant operations personnel, and high-level decision-makers....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 21, 2017

Government-Funded Engineering Projects: What Could Go Wrong?

It’s not as if the government can’t do anything right. After all, even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while, as my father used to say....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 02, 2017

Ford Reincarnates the GT Supercar

Two years ago, the new Ford GT was a sleek and shiny concept car that consumers didn’t know would eventually reach production. Here’s a look at....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 23, 2017

SAE’s 6 Levels of Self-Driving Cars

The SAE International standard that defines the six levels of driving automation (J3016), a standard adopted by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 18, 2017

3 Myths about Manual and Automatic Transmissions

Auto enthusiasts, seemingly a dying breed, have long argued that manual transmission, or stick shifts (though some of you might remember shifters on....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 11, 2017

9 Myths about Solar Panels

Many homeowners don’t think solar power is for them. The technology isn’t ready, or their location isn’t right, or maybe they plan on moving soon....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 04, 2017

Apps from NIST: They’re Free, but Obscure

Here are some free apps developed by engineers and researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)....More
Space travel
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 16, 2016

First Manned Trip to Mars: Delayed (at Least) 20 Years

It looks like NASA’s plan to land humans on Mars by around 2030 could be delayed for at least 20 years, and maybe indefinitely. It seems that a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Nov 15, 2016

The Top 8 Predictions for IoT in 2017

Where is the Internet of Things headed in 2017? The IoT Institute offers up these predictions....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 11, 2016

Driverless Trains and Planes First, then Automobiles

There’s a lot of buzz these days about driverless cars, but surely there are other transportation modes to address first....More

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