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 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 24, 2013

Checking out the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

This year’s automotive showdown at Cobo Hall featured some great new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as a horde of reporters and automotive....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 09, 2013

The Dreamliner: Too much outsourcing or normal teething problems?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is racking up an unenviable record of problems in its first 14 months of operation, two fires, each in the same general....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 15, 2012

The Candidates and Energy

The Candidates and Energy Policy Here's a look at the Democrat and Republican candidates' plans for the country in terms of energy. For more details....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 16, 2012

One of the problems with pain

Nobody really likes pain, with the slim exception of masochists. So when we're in pain, especially when we don't know the cause, most of us go to a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 09, 2012

Why we hate lawyers: Reason # 16,258

Check out this video It may be five years old, but I'm sure the same type of stuff is still going on. In short, it's a presentation by so-called....More

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