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, defens, and medical.

Posts by Stephen Mraz

in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 24, 2014

Daylight Saving Time and its effect on energy and trains

Does Daylight Saving Time save energy or waste money?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 13, 2014

Polonium and settled science

What's up with polonium and its half-life?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Sep 23, 2014

4 Bogus Reasons Engineers Get Pushed into Management

Bad reasons good engineers are tuned into bad managers....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Sep 05, 2014

6 myths about Outer Space

Everything you learned about space from movies and TV shows is likely wrong....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 26, 2014

5 Myths About Plastic Water Bottles: Economical and Safe? Hardly

Plastic water bottles: Economical and safe? Hardly....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 12, 2014

Something Rotten in the Valley of Silicon

What's going down in Silicon Valley: "Cool" companies show their true colors....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 31, 2014

The 7 Warning Signs of B(ogus) S(cience)

For the past 17 years, Dr. Robert Park has been the leading force behind Quackwatch, a popular website that explores medical myths ranging from....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 23, 2014

Another debunking of the U.S. Engineering Shortage

Another nail in the myth of an engineering shortage....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 08, 2014

Taking the window seats (and windows) from pilots and co-pilots

Who would’ve thought that the glass-cockpit concept – the use of programmable displays to replace radar screens, dials, and navigational....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 26, 2014

Back-of-the-envelope calculations: When close is good enough

The art of back-of-the-envelope calculations....More

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