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FIRST Robotics Dives into the World of STEAMworks Commented on: 2 weeks ago (March 8, 2017)

In the subject issue there is a news article about FIRST STEAMWORKS, and it gives the impression that the “Steam Age” is history. While the prevailing attitude is that the Victorian Era...

Time to Update Engineering Colleges Commented on: 35 weeks ago (July 26, 2016)

If you read my editorial, I suggested three new majors, not courses.

Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad? Commented on: 36 weeks ago (July 13, 2016)

As I alluded to in the column, they are "virtual" books and shelves, not paper and ink. The books are uniquely generated on demand, and they will always remain the same, according to the founder...

NASA Explores Supersonic Airliner—Or Will It Be a Spy Plane? Commented on: 45 weeks ago (May 11, 2016)

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...

4 Incredibly Over-Engineered Aircraft Commented on: 1 year ago (March 2, 2016)

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

Where Do We Stand with the IoT? Commented on: 1 year ago (February 2, 2016)

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....

The Ultimate STEM Starter: A Manned Space Program Commented on: 1 year ago (December 29, 2015)

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...

Hydraulic Hybrids Can Power Off-Road Vehicles Commented on: 1 year ago (December 21, 2015)

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”.

“The Martian”: A Fine Engineering Movie Commented on: 1 year ago (October 23, 2015)

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

5 of History's Worst Engineering Disasters Commented on: 1 year ago (September 16, 2015)

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...

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