Editorial Comment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8192/more en Engineering School Bracket Challenge: Round 2 Results; Round 3 is Underway! http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2-results-round-3-underway <div class="node-body blog-body">The second week of our annual showdown is finished, with only three more weeks left to go. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2-results-round-3-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2-results-round-3-underway#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:40:00 +0000 70871 at http://machinedesign.com In the Engineering School Bracket Challenge, Round 2 Is On! http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">If you haven’t been paying attention, this year’s Bracket Contest from Machine Design, Electronic Design, and several other sister publications is already well underway....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-school-bracket-challenge-round-2#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:06:00 +0000 70571 at http://machinedesign.com Battle of the Skills Gap: The Present vs. the Future http://machinedesign.com/blog/battle-skills-gap-present-vs-future <div class="node-body blog-body">At a recent press conference, I attended a session on the skills gap and how to address the ever-growing problem. Currently the number of skilled workers needed in the United States is growing and by 2025 a shortage of 3.5 million workers...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/battle-skills-gap-present-vs-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/battle-skills-gap-present-vs-future#comments Editorial Comment Engineers Assemble! Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:42:00 +0000 70511 at http://machinedesign.com 9 Myths about Animal Experimentation for Biomedical Research http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-animal-experimentation-biomedical-research <div class="node-body blog-body">Computer simulation is making great strides in helping biomedical researchers explore how the human body functions and what can be done to help...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-animal-experimentation-biomedical-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/9-myths-about-animal-experimentation-biomedical-research#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:01:00 +0000 70411 at http://machinedesign.com Should Robots that Displace Workers Be Taxed? http://machinedesign.com/blog/should-robots-displace-workers-be-taxed <div class="node-body blog-body">Bill Gates made quite a stir recently when he said we should tax robots that replace workers. As technology grows at an ever-increasing pace, could this be a way to support and fund programs...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/should-robots-displace-workers-be-taxed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/should-robots-displace-workers-be-taxed#comments Editorial Comment Robotics Efficient Engineering Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:10:00 +0000 70381 at http://machinedesign.com Germany’s Lessons in Windpower http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower <div class="node-body blog-body">About 15 years ago, Germany embarked on an ambitious plan to re-engineer how it got its electricity. Its goals were noble, but that alone...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/germany-s-lessons-windpower#comments Editorial Comment Energy A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:06:00 +0000 70321 at http://machinedesign.com In Defense of "Lazy" Millennial Engineers http://machinedesign.com/blog/defense-lazy-millennial-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body">How did many of the engineers of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s get started with engineering? With many of the engineers I speak to, it was via tinkering. ...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/defense-lazy-millennial-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/defense-lazy-millennial-engineers#comments Editorial Comment Engineers Assemble! Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:40:00 +0000 70211 at http://machinedesign.com Do Mechanical Engineers Need Programming to Survive? http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-mechanical-engineers-need-programming-survive <div class="node-body blog-body">Education is generally not moving quickly enough to keep up with technology. While materials and processes may not change as quickly, the machines doing the work are evolving...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-mechanical-engineers-need-programming-survive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-mechanical-engineers-need-programming-survive#comments Editorial Comment Efficient Engineering Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:11:00 +0000 70151 at http://machinedesign.com The 5 Risks of Product Development http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/5-risks-product-development <div class="field-deck"> Does your company actively manage innovation risk? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does your company actively manage innovation risk? </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/5-risks-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/5-risks-product-development#comments Contributing Technical Experts Editorial Comment Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:00 +0000 69831 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Government-Funded Engineering Projects: What Could Go Wrong? http://machinedesign.com/blog/government-funded-engineering-projects-what-could-go-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s not as if the government can’t do anything right. After all, even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while, as my father used to say....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/government-funded-engineering-projects-what-could-go-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/government-funded-engineering-projects-what-could-go-wrong#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:51:00 +0000 69821 at http://machinedesign.com