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.

Posts by Stephen Mraz

in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 24, 2015

Engineering: The Key to Untold Riches?

More people in the list of the world’s 100 richest people hold engineering degrees than any other degree, according to a study by Approved Index, a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 14, 2015

5 Myths Surrounding USB Flash Drives

Experts at Premium USB, a company that manufactures and designs USB drives, have taken the time to dispel some of the more prevalent myths....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 19, 2015

8 Myths about the R&D Tax Credit

The U.S. R&D tax credit could be worth up to $10 billion annually to small and large firms. Yet evidence shows that only one of out of 20 small....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 27, 2015

7 Car-Maintenance Myths

  Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn’t blindly follow:....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 18, 2015

My Favorite Acronym

How about you? Let me know what some of you favorite acronyms are....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 30, 2015

Do the People Living Today Outnumber All Those Who Have Died? (Hint: NO)

Back in the 1970s at the birth of the U.S. environmental movement, “experts” made many dire pronouncements and predictions that have since been....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 16, 2015

Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 12, 2014

3 Myths Surrounding LEDs

Let's debunk some myths about LEDs....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Nov 21, 2014

“Inventor” of Fake Bomb Detector Headed to Jail, Finally

See how far people will go to believe a charlatan....More

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