The characters in the Big Bang Theory battle it out to see who’s smarter, engineers or physicists. The character bring it to a battle. Design News readers have known the answer for decades.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.