Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:06

The F-22/Y-22 was designed by a team made up of Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics and was led by Lockheed. I beat out the Y-23 designed and built by a Northrop/McDonnell Douglas team, far as I can...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 15:18

I did say it was speculation. But I wonder why you think it is to small to be a spyplane. If its a half-scale airliner, it should be able to haul 5o half-sized humans, or at least 5,000 lb of...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:13

I will take both nominations, the PBY and Chinook, into consideration for Round Two of Incredibly Over Engineered Aircraft. Any other nominations?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 09:58

Although a custom lighting designer, because your articles have not taken Academic Jargon 101, I spend more time reading MACHINE DESIGN than my Lighting publications. MR is really informative....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:07

I read with interest your editorial on "The Ultimate STEM Starter: a Manned Space program" in the December 2015 issue of Machine Design.

I agree wholeheartedly with your goal of creating...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 09:58

I guess it's again time to start speculating about ways to increase student interest in STEM careers.
I must admit that I was truly inspired by the moon landings from the Apollo program when...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 16:59

From : Matt Coucho

I read your column on using a Mars program to inspire the next generation of engineers. We know that we should go, but the challenge is to explain why.
I thought...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:49

Here's a comment from a reader:
I understand your position at Machine Design is to keep labor costs down for your advertisers; however, the same old “STEM” appeal is simply a waste of time...

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:06

I’m a bit behind on my reading but want to comment on the statement: “Designing and making engines that comply with the EPA rules have made these engines larger, heavier, and more costly”.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:23

Or a chase scene.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:21

Maybe what certainly looked like a sheet of plastic was actually a multi-layer water/air-tight laminate of transparent carbon-fiber sheets layers. They should have tinted it dark-greenish gray and...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:13

I don't know why they left that detail out of the screenplay. It would have explained why the character was so well-red in engineering.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:11

Spot on observations, but I'm not too sure about "sexy." Maybe that's not aimed at my demographic.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:09

Come back and let us know what you thought of the movie.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 14:36

I gave my criteria for an engineering disaster and noted that I was listing them in reverse chronological order, not in order of awfulness. Thanks for chiming in with another disaster, the Union...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 14:43

Here's a reply from Ted:
Try this acronym on— FAI/FCAPCA
I was working on the Peacekeeper program back in 1983 and I sat next to a couple estimators who threw this one around. It was...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:19

Geez, what was your log in?

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:11

My brothers and I also had that kit, Girder & Panels' Hydrodynamics. We loved it, but mom, not so much. She made sure we only ran the stuff we built (i.e., pumped water through it and added...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:04

Thanks for the suggestions and nominations, Keep 'em coming.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 14:18

Thanks Phidgets!!

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 15:58

I count four uses of the word efficient.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 15:46

Did you register and download it?

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 16:42

A small hole is made in each tube and they are filled with concrete.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:23

Any suggestions for topic for the survey?

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:14

Remember Solyndra ?

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:48

You can still vote in rounds 4 and 5. And October Sky was in our initial list of 32.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:52

Really great I know exactly what the issue is. Sure is great when you can dig into something like this and actually see how such small and inconsequential parts such as a...

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:56

We let readers/viewers nominate movies and we went with what we got. I'm curious as to what tighter criteria you would suggest and what movies you would nominate. And I hope you're voting in the...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 09:04

Please write to the company directly. We have included the address and phone number, as well as the URL of the company, in the article.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:30

Though it's a bit late, you may want to add the current new Miyazaki film "The Wind Rises" (or at least see it). It was nominated for this year's Academy award for best animated picture.

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