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 Sep 13, 2013

Can the government force feed us electric cars?

Can the government force feed us electric cars?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 13, 2013

Hyperloop or Hyperloopy?

Engineers look at Elon Musk's new transportation concept: Hyperloop....More
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 03, 2013

Museums for Engineers: Intro

Send in images and info from museums engineers would appreciate....More
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 24, 2013

Technology refuses to prove superstitions

If video cameras don't record it, does it exist?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 20, 2013

Computer pinpoints March Madness winner

Those rambling wrecks from Georgia Tech are doing bettors a favor: They’ve run their Logistics Regression/Markov chain, a computerized college....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 25, 2013

Those funky names for cars

I was watching TV the other night and saw a commercial for VW’s new SUV, the Tiguan, and wondered where they ever got that odd-sounding name for a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 05, 2013

A concept (car) too far?

One of the strangest features on a concept car at this year’s Detroit Auto Show came courtesy of Smartcar’s forstars, a small utility coupe. It has a....More