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 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 09, 2014

Sights at the National Nuke Museum

If you’re ever in Albuquerque, be sure to make time for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. It’s one of those museums....More
in A Skeptical Engineer May 30, 2014

Engineering miracle or just good carpentry?

Santa Fe's miraculous spiral staircase. Really?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer May 22, 2014

A blimp is a blimp. These aren't.

The Goodyear Company is upgrading its fleet of airships, going from blimps to zeppelins. This technological step-up will give the flying billboards....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 21, 2014

Greatest Engineering Movie: It’s down to the final two. Let’s Vote!

We’ve gotten it down to two movies, thanks to your generous cooperation. (The number of voters increased over every round, a trend we hope....More

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