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 Mar 03, 2016

Putting Nuclear Plants Out to Sea

Nuclear power presents a conundrum to many environmentalists. It’s practically the only way to supply the U.S. (or the world) with large, industrial....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 26, 2016

IoT Spinoffs Could Supercharge Research in the Field

The move toward the Internet of Things is being fueled by several technological advances....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 17, 2016

4 Incredibly Over-Engineered Aircraft

Why is it that some airplanes seem to fly well past what anyone could’ve hoped for in terms of an operational life? Is it overdesign or good....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 08, 2016

SourceESB Is A Smarter, More Efficient Way to Buy Electronic Components

Engineers and designers looking to buy electrical and electronic components have a resource available they might not know about: SourceESB....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 02, 2016

Get Ready for National Engineers Week

It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 27, 2016

Buick: King of the Concept Vehicle

Concept vehicles let carmakers show off new engineering tricks and technologies, as well as potential style and color trends without committing to....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 29, 2015

5 Myths about All-Season and Winter Tires

Tires might arguably be the most important components on a vehicle. They’re responsible, at least partially, for making vehicles move, stop, and....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 07, 2015

4 Solar Power Predictions for 2016

Midsummer's Sven Lindström makes four predictions on what's in store for solar energy in 2016....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Nov 18, 2015

6 Dangerous Myths about Electrical Safety

Everyone uses electricity but few people (probably less than 10%) really understand it. This can be dangerous....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 12, 2015

“The Martian”: A Fine Engineering Movie

If you’re looking for a good movie that revolves around engineering, The Martian might fill the bill....More

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