Research paper topics: American inventors and innovation

The innovation process doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Those American inventors such as Thomas Edison were often driven and inspired by rivals who were just as capable but who have not always gotten the recognition they deserve. The history of innovation is filled with jealousy, near misses, warring egos and the luck of timing.

Research American inventors for your next term paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Research American inventors for your next term paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

The National Geographic Channel miniseries American Genius, explores several inventors and how their competition drove them to success. If you’re looking for science and technology research paper topics, you should take a look at the episodes in this miniseries. Read more

Research paper topic: Drunk driving could be stopped with new technology

Despite years of media efforts, countless check points, the call for stricter laws and the creation of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), there are still people driving under the influence of alcohol. So while drunk driving statistics have gone down, lower is simply not good enough.

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

Recent new technology from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) may be the answer to stopping drunk driving all together. Read more

What new Apple products will be unveiled? Discuss for your technology research paper

Announcements of new Apple products always generate a lot of interest. The June 8, 2015, Worldwide Developers Conference where Apple will unveil its latest computer innovations is no exception.

Find out what latest innovations Apple is coming out with. (Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

Find out what latest innovations Apple is coming out with. (Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

Speculation as to what will be on the list of items this year includes a new operating system for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as an expansion of Apple’s music services. For your next technology research paper, consider discussing these latest innovations and how they will impact our world. Read more

How you and the U.S. government can save pollinators as your next research topic

You may not put a lot of thought into bees, aside from avoiding getting stung, but the honeybee population has had a rough few years. Colony Collapse Disorder has wiped out about 40 percent of bees in the country last year alone.

Find out how the government will save pollinators. (Credit: Andy Duback/AP)

Find out how the government will save pollinators. (Credit: Andy Duback/AP)

The U.S. government is stepping in to help save our pollinators and ensure we have plenty around to pollinate our crops. Learn more about this topic and how it could directly affect you as well for your next ecology research paper. Read more

Artificial Intelligence — The latest computer science research on AI

Think that AI or artificial intelligence is the stuff of science fiction movies? Think again. The future of computing may lie in machines that can outthink humans.

Learn more about artificial intelligence. (Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock)

Learn more about artificial intelligence. (Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock)

Is computer science research getting closer to that point, and if so, are technology advocates like Bill Gates right to be worried about the dangers of artificial intelligence? Read more

25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope for your science research paper

In 1990, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Hubble Telescope with the mission to see farther than any space exploration mission had before. In its twenty-five year history, the Hubble Space Telescope has become one of NASA’s most successful programs. The hundreds of thousands of images sent to Earth have provided valuable information on such phenomenon as dark energy and black holes.

Learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope here. (Credit: Spacetelescope.org)

Learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope here. (Credit: Spacetelescope.org)

On April 22, 2015, PBS Nova aired, “Invisible Universe Revealed,” to mark the Hubble’s landmark anniversary. The remarkable story of the Hubble Space Telescope is a perfect subject for your next science research paper. Read more

Earthquake in Nepal and natural disasters for your research paper

The earthquake in Nepal that happened on Saturday, April 25, has proved beyond devastating for the country. With the death toll continuing to mount –by Monday, April 27, it had risen to more than 4,000 –the people of Nepal will be in desperate need of humanitarian relief in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Rescuers search for bodies in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. (Credit: Reuters)

Rescuers search for bodies in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. (Credit: Reuters)

Is it possible for countries around the world to be better prepared for natural disasters, or do we simply have to accept that it is just a matter of when, not if, they occur? Consider discussing the impact natural disasters have on our world, particularly the Nepal earthquake, for your next research paper. Read more

Liquid metal properties and applications for research paper topics

With shades of the T-1000 transforming robot in Terminator 2 who could change shape and morph into whatever weapon he needed, scientists in China have announced the discovery of a liquid metal alloy that has shape shifting and self-propulsion properties.

Liquid metal can self-propel through a tube. (Credit: Advanced Materials/Tsinghua University)

Liquid metal can self-propel through a tube. (Credit: Advanced Materials/Tsinghua University)

This discovery offers good research paper topics for your mechanical engineering or biotechnology class. Read more

The many facets of the war on terror — research paper topics

ISIS. Al Qaeda. Taliban. All three groups represent various tenets of Islamic fundamentalism, and all have been prominently featured in the news in terms of the war on terror.

Discuss the 9/11 attacks for your research paper on the war on terror. (Credit: limitstogrowth.org)

Discuss the 9/11 attacks for your research paper on the war on terror. (Credit: limitstogrowth.org)

Research paper topics on these groups, as well as on counterterrorism efforts against them, are just some of the ideas you could cover if you are writing on the war on terror for a history or political science class. Read more

King Richard III grave found: Archaeology or genetics term paper

For your term paper, consider writing about the 2012 discovery of a grave and skeleton in Leicester, England that was identified as belonging to King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle.

The discovery of a skeleton in 2012 was originally identified as King Richard III. (Credit: History Extra)

The discovery of a skeleton in 2012 was originally identified as King Richard III. (Credit: History Extra)

The story of the excavation, discovery of the skeleton and the DNA science that led to its identification would make interesting research paper topics for your British history, archaeology or genetics/genealogy class. Read more