Michael Puttré is a writer and editor based on Long Island, NY. He has been on staff for engineering and technology publications, including InformationWEEK, Mechanical Engineering, and Design News. He was chief editor of Custom Electronics Professional Magazine, The Journal of Electronic Defense, and Solar Industry Magazine. He has written feature articles for professional journals and magazines, including Scientific American. Michael now covers defense, space, energy, and environment issues for Discourse Magazine, a publication of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.