A Skeptical Engineer


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Reasons to be an Engineer

Looking to make a case for your career choice to others? Here are some tidbits that washed up out of the web, all providing reasons for becoming an engineer.
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The X-59: A Problematic Project

NASA's X-59 QueSST is part of that organization’s long heritage of developing and exploring capabilities that could be used by commercial and private aircraft.
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Cars, Start Your Engines!

Now’s the time to start planning a racing competition for autonomous cars. Let’s see if these robotic vehicles can handle the challenge.
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Enter the Sea Hunter: The Next Step in Unmanned Weapons Platforms

DARPA's new high-tech Naval ship will feature a high degree of autonomy.
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A College Professor I Can Respect

When David Ullman saw prices for his popular engineering textbook skyrocket, he took action.
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3D Printing for Production Parts: On the Slope of Enlightenment

Where do 3D printing production parts fall on the Hype Cycle?
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Is the 840-hp Dodge Challenger Demon Over the Top?

The overly muscled street-legal car is geared toward drag racing, and right off the showroom floor, it’ll do 0 to 100 mph in 5.1 seconds.
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Engineering School Bracket Challenge: Purdue Beats MIT!

In a finish reminiscent of the recent presidential election, a solid favorite was beaten by a Midwestern upstart in our Engineering Bracket Challenge.
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The Final Round of the Engineering School Bracket Championship

MIT and Purdue will go head-to-head in the last round of voting, which is already open.