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

Technology news term paper topics

Technology is a vast subject with lots of good research paper topics. Many news websites, such as CNN, BBC, New York Times and Huffington Post, have Technology News departments where you can get ideas on new technology inventions and developments for your term paper.

Check out the latest in technology news. (Credit: dg-wanshengmen.com)

Check out the latest in technology news. (Credit: dg-wanshengmen.com)

Another good source for topics is technology magazines, such as CNET, PC Magazine, Popular Science and Wired. Here are some ideas for research papers on Apple Watch, nanotechnology and technology and the law. Read more

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and its experimental treatment for your research paper

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern for many people, from those who are afflicted to the people who care for them. How to prevent dementia and the cognitive decline that comes with this disease are of the utmost importance to researchers and the medical community.

Discuss Alzheimer's disease and its potential treatment for your research paper. (Credit: Getty)

Discuss Alzheimer’s disease and its potential treatment for your research paper. (Credit: Getty)

A new experimental treatment has shown some promise of creating a dementia drug to counteract Alzheimer’s in initial trials. But more studies must be done to see if the promising treatment is truly effective. Read more

Discuss air pollution in China for your next research paper

175. That’s the number of polluted days Beijing experienced last year, according to journalist Chai Jing, who created the documentary film, Under the Dome. The movie looks at the effects of air pollution in China, its causes and what the lack of clean air is doing to the people.

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

If you’re interested in learning more about air pollution or environmentalism, consider discussing either in your next science research paper. Read more

The latest news on the climate change debate for your research paper

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Pope Francis joined the climate change debate. The pope stated that, contrary to climate change skeptics, he believes that climate change is man made for the most part. It’s hard to not notice how global temperature continues to rise. In fact, 2014 was the hottest year since 1880.

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

Climate change can be a good starting point for a research paper. It will allow you to explore greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, rising sea levels and the social and political impacts of climate change. Read more