Research Papers on All Transportation Issues

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  • General Electric's TF34 and CF34 Engines in Canadair Regional Jets

    A 4 page paper (including a 1 page outline) examining the GE FT34 jet engine used in the Canadair Regional Jet. Quiet and fuel efficient, the TF34 is the military version; the CF34 is the commercial version of the same engine. PowerPoint® presentation available. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • General Electric TF34, CF34, and Canadair CRJ Regional Jet Engine

    A 1 page outline of an accompanying 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation examining the GE FT34 jet engine used in the Canadair Regional Jet. Quiet and fuel efficient, the TF34 is the military version; the CF34 is the commercial version of the same engine. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Promoting Weekend Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 6 page paper containing slide contents and speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation promoting the addition of weekend cruises between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. The presentation has many pictures from Puerto Rico. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cell Phone Industry and Government Regulations

    A 5 page discussion of the difficulties the government has experienced in various industries in trying to regulate technology that is in high demand by the public. Using numerous examples other industries the author contends that governmental attempts at regulating the cell phone industry will be difficult even if definitive and quantitative risks regarding cancer are identified. Without clear substantiated risks the task will be near impossible. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • TERRORISM ON THE RAILS AND HOMELAND SECURITY

    This 3-page paper presents a research proposal centered around railway security in the United States and whether it deters terrorism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

    A 15 page paper providing only the methodology and proposal sections of a larger paper addressing airport customer service. The methodology section discusses the nature of action research at length and includes brief discussions of the case study and survey methods of qualitative research that will be employed as well. Includes a table and 3 diagrams. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • A Research Project To Determine The Best Way Of Increasing Customer Loyalty At Scandinavian Airways Systems (SAS)

    This 79 page paper is a dissertation style paper undertaking research to look at how the Scandinavian airline SAS can improve customer loyalty and the potential of using customer relationship management (CRM) to achieve increased loyalty. The paper looks at the development of the company, how they compete and the current loyalty system that is in place followed by an in-depth literature review concerning customer loyalty and CRM. A methodology is offered and simulated primary research results are presented before a conclusion is reached that recommends the adoption of a CRM system. The bibliography cites 54 sources.

  • Cellular Telephone Services and Optimal Pricing Plans

    A 12 page paper providing a proposal for research into customers’ perceptions of the value of their cellular telephone service. Competition is so very intense in the industry that the service provider able to operate at optimum pricing levels likely will gain competitive advantage over other competitors. As price pressures increase, profit margins will become even tighter than they are at present. It is in this range of operation that sound and astute management provides the greatest benefit, and where optimum pricing can provide competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Airline Industry - Profitability And Risk Management

    This 10 page paper is the beginning proposal for a research study that asks if there is a relationship between operational risk management and profitability in the airline industry. The paper presents the problem, the questions, an overview of the literature on the topics and the research design. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Proposal and Literature Review on UK Marketing of Low Cost Airlines

    This 11 page paper is the first of two papers. The paper gives a proposal for research to identify to most effective ways of marketing low cost or budget airline companies in the UK. This first paper starts with a proposal, which includes justification for the research and a methodology. The paper then undertakes a literature review looking at the way marketing takes place. This section uses a case study to look at how one successful company; EasyJet is marketed and how the marketing forms a part of their core strategy and is both supportive and reflective of the company culture. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Technology Transfer in the Middle East

    This 3 page paper is a dissertation proposal to assess the most successful strategies for attracting and them leveraging technological transfer in the Middle East. The paper presents an introduction with aims and objectives, a brief literature review and outlines a methodology for the project. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Decision Making in Schools and Information Technology's Uses

    This 47 page paper is a full length dissertation examining the use of information technology and computer systems to help with decision making. The paper starts with an introduction, considering why this is an important issue and outlining the rest of the paper. The next section is a comprehensive literature review which looks at theories concerning decisions making, barriers to decision making and management systems designed to all technology to help with decision making. The paper then outlines the methodology for primary research using a case study school and presents some findings along with a discussion relating the findings to the literature review. The paper ends with some conclusions and recommendations. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • JetBlue Case Study

    This 42 page paper examines the airline JetBlue in the context of the US airline industry. After an introduction the paper discusses the condition of the airline industry, the profitability of the industry and uses a pest analysis to examine the macro environment. The strategies of JetBlue are then examined at firm, business and operational levels and compared to strategies of competitors. With an understanding of the industry and the firm the writer goes on to suggest potential future strategies. Each of the suggested strategies is analysed and recommendations made for viable future strategies and how they may be implemented. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Airbus Case Study

    This 24 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a case study looking at the Airbus Company, which is an EADS company. The case study looks at the history of the company, its products including be A380, the structure of the company and it is facilities, the competition it faces from Boeing, the management and leadership. The second part of the paper answer questions regarding some of the challenges faced by Airbus including the pressure for innovation, the accusations of insider trading in 2006, the dual CEO structure, the policy of compensating for currency changes as well is other influencing factors such as US government influences on Boeing and the potential of new entrants into the aircraft manufacturing business. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Ryanair - Competitive Advantages and Main Competitor

    This 15 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, and examines the competitive position of Ryanair in 1999. The first part of the paper looks at the competitive advantages that the company has been able to develop, and discusses the way that value is added. Second part of the paper discusses whether or not the competitive advantages are sustainable and identifies the most likely competitor. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Dangers of Driving While Using Cell Phones

    3 pages in length. In this day and age of tremendous technological advancements, there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished with a cell phone from the convenience of one's automobile, with drivers conducting business, making doctor's appointments, talking to friends, dialing in for radio station contests and everything else that can be done from a conventional landline telephone. At issue, however, is the one significant difference where cell phones are concerned: The inherent danger of driving and talking at the same time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cyberterrorism Danger

    In the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the U.S. government has stepped up efforts to protect its citizens. Among those efforts is protection of computer networks that control power grids, water and the utilities. This paper examines what, exactly, is being done and how cyberterrorism is defined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Design and Cyber Culture

    This 12 page paper examines the new era of modern technology in terms of design. A variety of modern technological products are identified and analyzed from a deisgn point-of-view. Paul Kunkel's, "Digital Dreams" is consulted for this paper as the "micro-chip aesthetic" is examined. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Data Security and Cyber Crime

    This 3 page paper looks at the issue of data security in the context of cyber crime. The paper gives a good overview of the subject from as range of literature, discussing what is meant by cyber crime, how it takes place and how it is dealt with. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics Pornography Cyberspace

    This 8 page paper reviews the literature to determine the answers for three critical questions regarding the regulation of pornography on the Internet, texting, and other realms of cyberspace. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • International Law and Nuclear Weapons

    This 36-page paper covers the issue of nuclear weapons and whether they ae prohibited by international law. The paper discusses the history of nuclear weapons, the use of treaties in terms of legal control and the 1996 ruling of the IJC World Court on the legality of nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 36 sources.

  • Railway and Airline Industry Labor Relations Laws

    This 3 page report discusses labor law, the Railway Labor Act of 1926, labor law, and the rights of airline and railroad workers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Role of a Masters in Geography/GIS

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the the role that a master's degree in Geography/GIS plays for a government employee or an educator in GIS. The topic of GIS is defined and the particular are described. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Hub and Spokes and Airline Scheduling Overview

    This 21-page paper focuses on how airlines might schedule their flights based on geography, demand and population. The discussion centers on U.S. air carriers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • NY's Transportation Growth

    This 10 page paper examines the history of New York State--with special attention to NYC--as it respects its geography and advent of transportation systems. The trains, subway and roadways are discussed.

  • Erie Canal's History

    A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Connection Between Global Travel and the History of Flight

    This 14 page paper provides an overview of aviation history, with a focus on technology and engine development. New trends in world travel are also discussed in light of technological change. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Long Island's Transportation History

    This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Traffic Signals and Their History

    In the history of rural America the growth of a town was often measured by the addition of traffic light. The distinction was even made whether your town merited a blinking light, or the genuine three-color article. Yet the traffic signal itself has its own unique history, current contributions, and future significant role, will be the basis of this 5 page discussion. Biblioography lists 4 sources.

  • Passenger Aviation

    This 5 page considers the development of passenger aiplanes from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. The writer looks are aircraft such as the Boeing 247, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, DC-3, DC-6 and DC-6 as well as the Dash 80 and Concorde. Consideration is also given to the on board flight management system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • History of U.S. Aviation and Terrorism

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of air disasters that were either tied to terrorism or possibly linked to terrorism. While of course the events of September 11, 2001 are relayed, other events such as the downing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland are included. The Flight 800 disaster that occurred near Long Island, New York is discussed in depth. Information about reaction by society and how these things affect the economy are also included along with data on what the FAA is doing about it all. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • History and Future Promises of Space Exploration

    An 8 page overview of the timeless attraction of space and how that attraction has translated into space exploration programs. This paper traces the history of space exploration and contend that this exploration has the potential to result in more than just satisfying academic curiosity. Space exploration, in fact, directly benefits mankind in a number of ways. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 1845 to 1865 History of U.S. Railroads

    A 15 page research paper that outlines the early history of America's railroads, focusing on the period from 1845 to 1865. The writer examines the social and economic forces that led to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Also examined are the ways in which railroads affected the country socially and economically. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Superpave Project Short History

    This 4 page paper defines Superpave and delves into the Superpave project. How Superpave has revolutionized an industry and changed the state of roads around America is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Machines and Their History

    A 14 page paper which examines the history and development of machines. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • IT Acquisition by Developing Nations and Strategies of Identification

    This 13 page paper is an outline for a paper studying the best ways for developing countries to develop strategies to help them develop information technology competences. The paper gives an introduction and a justifications of the research and then gives a lengthy literature review that focuses on the way foreign direct investment,(FDI), may be used with knowledge transfer and the role of education and internal policies. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • American Airline Industry Fortunes and Yield Management Impact

    A 9 page paper on the positive financial effects that yield management pricing has had on the major airlines of the U.S., exhibited by a $2.5 billion industry-wide profit after posting losses of over $13 billion over the previous four years combined. With the major airlines' increased financial health, they are better able to compete not only with each other, but against the newer, smaller airlines that would like to create a secondary market in areas not well-served by the major carriers. The major airlines, however, are using all their new-found financial might to drive the smaller ones out of their markets and then follow with increased fares when the threat of competition is gone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Year 2000 Crisis and How Y2K Can Be Successfully Managed

    A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • European Sports Car Rankings

    3 pages in length. Opinions are plentiful when it comes to deciding which European sports car ranks the highest of all the rest. While the general consensus typically includes such well-known and well-respected names as Ferrari and Lamborghini, there are others like Saleen – likely known only to those who are bona fide automobile aficionados - that hold a small but significant advantage over the others. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Impact of Airport Security Measures on Management Operations

    7 pages in length. The extent to which the airport industry environment is different now than prior to September 11, 2001 illustrates the significant lengths to which the nation's security system has been augmented. This vast development in the wake of America's worst terrorist attack in history is, however, said to be just as inefficient and incapable of averting another 911 episode as what existed before the fateful day; that the airport industry has strategically bolstered itself has made all personnel more keenly aware of the potential for a repeat performance, yet the ultimate performance of these presidential instituted mandates and the Transportation Security Administration role continues to leave gapping holes in the overall objective toward national protection. On a smaller scale, however, advancement is being made in certain areas where tremendous sweeps are not expected to occur – such as onboard – where a smaller cluster of people is able to make a bigger, more immediately visible and overall impact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Telecommunications Management and Intelligent Agents

    This 7-page paper reports on intelligent agents and their role in telecommunications management. Topics discussed include intelligent agents and their impacdt on organizations, trends and definitions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk Management and Airline Security

    A 5 page paper discussing aviation’s efforts to manage the risk to flight safety that became glaringly apparent with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The paper discusses the need for security risk management, offers several alternatives and recommends an alternative currently scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2004, that of fingerprinting many foreign visitors arriving at American airports and seaports for the purposes of positive identification and comparing to terrorist watchlists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

    A 3 page paper that provides a synopsis of an article entitled "Watch this channel" by Erika Rasmusson. This article focuses on information technology and the evolution of Online Marketplaces as a new distribution channel. Vertical and horizontal marketplaces are explained with examples. Certain opinions in this article are supported in articles by other authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Management and Airport Security

    A 16 page paper. Airport security has changed in the United States and other countries since the September 11 attacks. Had certain technology, like face recognition, been installed, at least two of the hijacker may never have boarded the plane. Many different systems have been proposed and some have been initiated. For example, the airport in Amsterdam installed iris scanning technology for passengers who fly a great deal. A similar pilot program was installed in one terminal at JFK is using iris scanning for employees. This paper discusses the types of biometric devices that are being considered and/or that have been installed and where they are being used to improve airport security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Four Questions Pertaining to Management of the Airline Industry

    A 5 page paper answering 4 questions about the airline industry. Questions address codesharing at American Airlines and China Eastern Air; what makes Herb Kelleher worthy of admiration; suggestions for marketing for the future; and recommendations for allocating $5 billion for fleet replacement over 4 years. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Transporting Hazardous Materials by Air

    An 18 page paper discussing increasing regulation of air transport of hazardous materials, using primary lithium batteries and butane lighters as examples. Aviation authorities have moved to decrease risk in all areas, not only those appearing to be directly related to political pressures and the threat of terrorism. As hazardous materials are moved from one place to another and as manufacturing continues the trend of moving offshore, the movement of specific items becomes more frequent and therefore more open to accidents and transport-related problems. The current approach is to accept questionable items until it becomes apparent that these items should be transported by other means. The paper recommends that the government continue in this vein. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AT DHL

    This 5-page paper provides an overview of DHL, the shipping company, and an overview of techology in logistics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Advantage to Other Forms of Transport?

    Is Maritime Shipping Loosing its' Competitive This 4 page paper considers the position of maritime transportation and assesses where it has lost its' competitive advantages when compared to other transport models, such as road, rail or air. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • REGULATORY AND ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    This 8-page paper presents information about security issues impacting the ground transportation network, including railroads and trucking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Demographics and the Transportation Industry

    This 3 page paper provides a summary and article review. An article entitled " Transport industry prepares for major shift in demographics" by Misty Harris is discussed. The article focuses on the aging population and driving. No additional sources cited.

  • Logistics Industry and Automotive Inbound Material Transport Collaboration

    This 20 page paper examines the way that problems currently facing the many industries, including the automotive industry, regarding the inbound logistics. Increasing costs and inefficiencies are reducing profits for the carriers and sellers and increasing costs for the buyers, while many lorries travel empty on the roads. This paper considers how these inefficiencies are being tackled. The paper concentrates on the automotive industry and how the efficiencies can be enhanced in Europe. The paper includes initiatives such as the European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group (ELUPEG). The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • This 10-page paper analyzes intercity passenger rail transportation and the history of the railroads. There are 7 sources cited.

  • Transportation, Public vs. Private

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the advantages and disadvantages of private (cars) and public (buses and trains) transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Security and Maritime Transportation on the West Coast of the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the present maritime transportation and port security issue situation currently affecting the West Coast of the United States in an overview that includes recommended strategies to address these security challenges. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • TV Viewer Types Types Of Television Viewers: Home Shopping Addicts, Diehard Sports Fans And Public Television Loyalists

    5 pages in length. Since television's entrance into mainstream society more than fifty years ago, certain formations have taken place with regard to content and personal preference. The last half-century has transformed television into a multifaceted entity where specific factions can focus upon their most beloved form of televised entertainment, information or opportunities. Three of these types of groups – home shopping addicts, diehard sports fans and public television loyalists – represent the tremendously diverse role that television has come to play in contemporary society. No bibliography.

  • Internal In-Flight Acts of Terrorism

    This 5 page paper purports that internal in-flight acts of terrorism are the greatest threat to network security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Germany's Infrastructure of Technology and Transportation

    This 4 page paper examines the macro environment in Germany outlining the transport and technology infrastructure that is in place. Many useful facts are quoted in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Air Transportation Environmental and Regulatory Issues

    A 7 page paper which examines issues that affects air transportation, particularly commercial and cargo aviation, cockpit cameras, environmental concerns, air/noise pollution, and airport land usage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Air Travel Safety

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the measures put in place by industry and government to make air transportation safer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transportation Unions Pros and Cons

    This 5-page paper examines the benefits and disadvantages to organized labor within the railway and trucking industries. Some points examined include wages, benefits and working hours. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Future Transportation Transformed by Digital Technology

    This 6 page paper discusses the future in terms of travel, and how it will be impacted by digital technology. This paper focuses on air travel, space travel, trains, cars, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Transportation Industries and the Impact of 911

    5 pages. The effects of September 11 had, of course, a huge impact on every industry one can think of. The transportation industries were hit particularly hard and this paper will discuss that influence. Topics will include the rail, trucking, pipelines and seagoing industries as well as a short summary on the airline industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Transportation Fuel Possibilities of Natural Gas

    5 pages in length. Without question, the world's energy demand has increased due directly to the fact that the population continues to rise. What this translates to in correlating statistics is that energy demands throughout the past half-century have tripled, the global economy has quintupled and the world population increased twofold. If the human species is going to sustain its existence much past the new millennium, alternative fuel sources – such as natural gas – must be implemented in virtually every sector of transportation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Best Sports Car BMW M3

    6 pages. The BMW M3 has been the subject of many articles and consumer report studies recently. Rating cars is not only just an annual task for automotive journalists but it is also a subject which auto enthusiasts look forward to eagerly each season. Did their favorite car make it to the top? What did the critics have to say about it? And do these opinions agree with those who actually own these cars? This paper focuses on the BMW M3 in the sports car class. For those who own the BMW M3 it is likely they will claim that hands down it is the best sports car they have ever driven. Although not all of the auto magazines rated the BMW M3 as number one, most owners will disagree. The BMW M3 has everything a driver wants in a sporty car. By looking at several magazine articles and talking to drivers of these well-made and handsome cars, it is easy to conduct our own survey. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Public Transportation and the Use of Compressed Natural Gas

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of the use of compressed natural gas for public transportation. The case study of the DC metro area is utilized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hidden Dangers In Various Modes of Transportation

    This 5 page paper explores automobile, railroad, pipeline, air and sea methods of transportation and the dangers they pose to society. An outline is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Transportation's 5 Modes

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the five modes of transportation. Positive and negative factors of each are included and there is some attention paid to safety issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology

    An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. The problem which exists, therefore, in insuring nursing competency revolves around insuring both adequate training and provisions to provide the proper management format and accountability which is necessary to insure that nurses continually perform their duties in the most competent and constructive manner. The establishment of well designed quality assurance/quality improvement models and clinical pathways are critical components of this task. A 1/2 page Roman Numeral outline is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Examining CSX Corporation

    This paper is an overview of CSX Corporation, an international transportation firm, relying on a huge network of rail, trucks and ocean carriers to get products from one place to another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • What Caused the January 2000 Crash of Alaska Airlines' Flight 261?

    An 11 page overview of the circumstances leading up to the January 2000 crash of this McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft into the Pacific Ocean approximately eleven miles offshore of Port Hueneme. The author of this paper raises a number of questions such as how faulty manufacturing processes may have been at play as well as how inferior were Alaska Air’s maintenance procedures. One question of particular interest is why ground maintenance personnel were troubleshooting the aircraft in flight with passengers on board. The conclusion is reached that the causes of this crash were multifaceted and included not only inferior parts but also inferior maintenance practices and questionable decisions attributable in part to communications with ground crews. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Aviation Inspection, Maintenance, and Human Factors

    A 10 page contention that aviation maintenance and inspection, like any activity which involves humans, is subject to the limitations of human performance, performance which often as not is replete with errors. Errors, in fact, occur on an everyday basis in aviation. Some errors are minor but others can have disastrous consequences. Errors may be either direct or indirect but they can be minimized by the same analyses as that which is applicable to other human factor-sensitive fields as well. We often look to psychology, rather than solely to aviation, to help us identify the means to improvement in human error. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Music Licensing and Technology

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the use of technology and the problem of music licensing. This paper considers the reasons why music licensing has come up as a major issue in the midst of significant changes in technological access. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Music Instruction and the Use of Technology

    A 10 page research paper which looks at how computer technology is impacting the field of music education. The writer gives an overview of some of the technological marvels available and then discusses the controversy as to how much these new innovations should replace traditional pedagogies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • This 3-page paper discusses the debate regarding digital rights management and whether people should have access to online media such as music, movies and video games. It also discusses watermarking techniques. There are 2 sources cited.

  • Recording Studios and Changes in Technology

    A 12 page discussion of the technological changes which have occurred in the recording studio since the popular music explosion of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Emphasizes the impetus behind these changes is attributable not only to the entertainment industry but also to factors as diverse as computer, military, and medical applications. Notes specific changes in Signal Inputs, Signal Conditioning, Sound Recording Equipment, Mixers, and Signal Outputs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 6 Articles on Technology

    This 6 page paper examines six separate articles about technology and tells us what we can learn from each one.

  • 6 Cases and Technology

    This 6 page paper examines six separate cases about technology and tells us what we can learn from each one.

  • WATER FOUNTAIN, COMPONENTS AND REPLACEMENTS

    This 3-page paper presents systems and components for putting together a drinking fountain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Technology and Culture: The Electronic Media and Our Children

    A 5 page overview of how the electronic media impacts our children. This paper focuses on the relationship between violent media content and violent electronic games and our children’s propensity to be violent. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Environment and the Impacts of Radiation from Cellular Phones

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the inherent health hazards in relation to cellular phone radiation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dangers of Driving While Using Cell Phones

    3 pages in length. In this day and age of tremendous technological advancements, there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished with a cell phone from the convenience of one's automobile, with drivers conducting business, making doctor's appointments, talking to friends, dialing in for radio station contests and everything else that can be done from a conventional landline telephone. At issue, however, is the one significant difference where cell phones are concerned: The inherent danger of driving and talking at the same time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Possibilities and Blight of Cell Phones

    A 3 page paper which argues that cell phones are generally a blight on society, though they do possess some positive possibilities when used on occasion. No sources cited.

  • Critical Response to Cell Phone Technology

    A 3 page review of cell phone technology. The author utilizes critical response techniques to explore the binary patterns that determine the function and functionality of this technology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Safety Conditions at Chernobyl

    A 4 page paper which examines the safety conditions at Chernobyl. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Technological Innovations Between 1930 and 1944

    This 6 page paper looks at a range of technological innovations which took place between 1930 and 1944. The paper discusses innovations including the development of photocopier technology, the radio telescope and a computer. The innovations are discussed and patterns underlying technological innovation of this time assessed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Artist, Scientist, and Engineer Leonardo da Vinci

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the life, art and engineering designs of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci is a well known artist who captured the elusive smile of the Mona Lisa and envisioned the Last Supper which many people now associate him with. However, Leonardo da Vinci was perhaps even more accomplished as an “artist-engineer” of the Italian scientific Renaissance which set him apart from the other artists of the time as well as a mathematician, philosopher, naturalist, astronomer, architect, and musician. While quite a lot is known about his works of art, not as much is known about his hundreds of scientific and engineering designs which were well ahead of his time and placed him considerably high in the development of the Italian Renaissance in the arts and sciences. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sound Engineering and Illumination

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of this issue. Illumination and sound engineering are two seemingly different conceptual and structural areas that are often interconnected. In recent years, for example, efforts to reduce energy consumption and to create more effective illumination and sound production devices have determined major shifts in illumination and sound engineering. In assessing these, it is necessary to consider major changes that have occurred in recent years and the central principles related to these types of engineering. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Engines and the Development of a Superpower

    This 3 page paper argues that these changes in American society from an agrarian economy to a 20th century superpower came about, at least in part, because of the introduction of steam, internal combustion and diesel engines into the country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Engineering Ethics

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of this issue. William LeMessurier's decision to withhold information from the public regarding the structural defects of the Citicorp building in New York City, and to later expose his knowledge about the flaws, has often been viewed as a very ethical way of dealing with a difficult situation. LeMessurier has been touted as one example of an ethical respondent in a situation that seemed to almost warrant unethical behavior. Closer examination, though, of both his choices and his actions demonstrate that LeMessurier was playing a kind of engineering "god," and that his choices threatened the life and safety of tens of thousands of people. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Negative Outcomes Resulting from the Impact of IT on Globalization

    This 14 page paper considers the way in which the world is becoming "flatter", looking at the arguments put forward in Friedman’s “The World is Flat” and assessing the way in which these may be having negative as well as positive impacts on the global environment. The different arguments are considered, and the negative outcomes are discussed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Nigeria, the Unites States and ATC Systems

    A 5 page research paper that examines and compares the air traffic control systems of the US and Nigeria, in that Nigeria is part of the overall problem of insufficient ATC systems for African airspace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

    An 8 page paper. A hybrid vehicle is one that uses two sources of power, such as gasoline and electric batteries. These are on the cutting edge of automotive technology. This paper discusses how such vehicles are powered and introduces the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. The writer also reports what American manufacturers are doing in this area. Finally, the disadvantages and advantages of hybrids are described. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • An Overview of Fuel Cell Technology

    A 22 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of fuel cell technology. Discussion includes: an introduction to fuel cells, what they are, how they work and the types of fuel cells in research; applications for fuel cell technology, including those that are already in use; fuel cell-powered motor vehicles and what the progress is in this industry, including manufacturers who have already introduced fuel cell-powered cars and the forecasts for the near future; issues concerning hydrogen; problems and disadvantages with fuel cells and a conclusion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Iran and its’ Nuclear Power Program

    This 5 page paper gives a general overview of the nuclear program in Iran. The paper starts by looking at the history and the development of the program, including the help from the US under the Atoms for Peace program. The paper considers the development and difficulties faced by the program and bring the events up to date to the position in 2007. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Jet Engine's Economic Forecast

    5 pages. This paper gives an overview of the future of the airline industry as it pertains to the jets and engines themselves. The economic impact based on certain factors in the future is considered. An overall well-researched paper which will be very helpful in determining what way the future of the jet engine might be headed. 6 sources listed in bibliography.

  • General Electric TF34, CF34, and Canadair CRJ Regional Jet Engine

    A 1 page outline of an accompanying 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation examining the GE FT34 jet engine used in the Canadair Regional Jet. Quiet and fuel efficient, the TF34 is the military version; the CF34 is the commercial version of the same engine. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Wireless Technology of the Future

    This 6 page paper takes a look at the future of wireless technology. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • European Union's Nanotechnology

    A paper which looks at the way in which technical assessment on nanotechnology in the EU might be carried out, in order to fulfill the requirements of all stakeholders and involve the public in dialogue on the issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • A Review of Commodifying Bodies - Man, Machines And Body Parts

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses cyborgs and organ donation/harvesting as they relate to the Scheper-Huges and Wacquant book entitled Commodifying Bodies. No bibliography.

  • General Electric's TF34 and CF34 Engines in Canadair Regional Jets

    A 4 page paper (including a 1 page outline) examining the GE FT34 jet engine used in the Canadair Regional Jet. Quiet and fuel efficient, the TF34 is the military version; the CF34 is the commercial version of the same engine. PowerPoint® presentation available. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Comparisons Between Biometrics and Electronic Access Security Systems

    This 20-page paper provides a comparison between biometric and electronic access control security systems. Discussions include types of systems that fit into each category as well as industries in which this type of technology might be seen. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Mobile Phone Technologies and UMTS and GSM Comparison

    10 pages in length. Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telephone Service (UMTS) represent the future in mobile phone technology. The extent to which each entity has enhanced the entire wireless communication industry has been so significant that upgrades are already in the works to improve upon them even more. By April of 2001, five hundred million people around the world were GSM users; its counterpart, UMTS, boasts a third-generation (3G) mobile system in development within the ITU's IMT-2000 framework, which will ultimately enable the reality of portable videophones via its 2 Mbps data speeds. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • In 20 Years Wired Networks Will be Replaced by Wireless Networks

    10 pages in length. Gazing into the near future, it is easy to see that there will be a great deal of excitement over the new wireless networks that are already in place. These programs hold just as much fascination and enthusiasm as did the telephone and television of the past, as well as something so significant as the current space program. The power attached to advance telecommunications technology will only continue to give rise to a new and better way life. Indeed, it can easily be argued that the potential for telecommunications expansion is seemingly boundless at this juncture, with each new day affording yet another fantastic discovery. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Causative Factors and Impacts of Fatigue

    This 11 page paper addresses the physiological and environmental factors contributing to fatigue. Adequate sleep, hydration, and nutrition are critical for pilots. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Evaluating Issues to Recommend Against the Cloning of Humans

    A 6 page contention that the societal issues surrounding human cloning are simply to complex to allow the procedure to proceed. The author evaluates issues such as who would control the procedure, whether clones would be accepted as humans or used as machines of war or in other ethically disturbing ways, and who could authorize the use of an individual’s genetic material. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Robots' Limitations and Scientific Method

    A 4 page contention that uncreative robots can never be expected to be able to employ the scientific approach that we characterize as the scientific method. The author relies on the book "No Stone Unturned: Reasoning About Rocks and Fossils" by author E. Kirsten Peters to support this contention. No additional sources are listed.

  • The Potential for Robots in Schools

    This 14 page examines the potential use of robots and robotics in education, considering how the technology may be utilized, the benefits to the students, the teachers and the education industry as well as the challenges that are inherent with the use of robots. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Taking a Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 23 page marketing plan for a weekend-length cruise route between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. It is the mission of the venture to increase tourism in Puerto Rico, enabling each country to take advantage of its neighbor's tourist trade. The ultimate goal is that weekend cruise visitors will note the surroundings and accommodations, and return for on-land visits in the future. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Data Security and Cyber Crime

    This 3 page paper looks at the issue of data security in the context of cyber crime. The paper gives a good overview of the subject from as range of literature, discussing what is meant by cyber crime, how it takes place and how it is dealt with. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • History of the 'Dragon Lady' U2 Military Aircraft

    A 5 page discussion of the U-2 aircraft. The author details the aircraft’s history, specifications (including dimensions and weight), and details of its reconnaissance abilities. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Future Possibilities of Foods That Are Genetically Engineered

    A 4 page consideration of the promise of genetic engineering. This paper describes the potential benefits of the technology in improving the production, nutrition, and marketability of four common food crops, corn, wheat,tomatoes, and avocados. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Geothermal Energy

    A 3 page review of this energy option. This paper explores geothermal energy from a large scale perspective as well as from the perspective of the individual home owner who elects to use geothermal heat pumps in their home’s heating and cooling system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Surveillance Suspicious People Dry Runs

    An 8 page paper. Several agencies have published the 7 signs of terrorist activity. This paper focused on three of those signs: surveillance, suspicious people who don’t belong or suspicious activities, and dry runs. Each is explained and discussed. Examples of actual dry runs are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Designing an Automobile Clutch and Clutch Plate

    A 5 page paper describing the structure and function of the automobile clutch and suggesting alternative materials that could be used to increase friction for both racing and street applications. Racing clutch manufacturers already are using a ceramic-metal alloy; the paper proposes eliminating the metal component. A ceramic material also is lighter weight, contributing to reduced stress on the engine’s crankshaft as well as on the transmission’s input shaft. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Technological Evolution of Computers

    A 10 page outline of the changes which have overtaken the computer industry since the invention of the first analog computer. This paper concentrates on changes in storage mediums such as tape drives, floppy disks, and CDs as well as changes in CPU technology. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Noble's Opposition to Technology

    This 10 page paper argues that technology is a way of life, but technology has changed the way people live, sometimes not for the better. David Noble's ideas about technology are examined. It is argued that technology is generally good, opposing Noble's arguments. Some quotes from Noble are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Should the ICAO Charter Articles 39 and 39 be Revised?

    This 16 page paper argues that Article 38 and 39 of the International Civil Aviation Authority is outdated. Article 39 states that were there are differences in national standards and the ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the country concerned should make a notification. The paper argues that were the national standard is superior that the resulting endorsement that takes place after a notification is unfair and unnecessary. The paper looks at the background and the application of the article’s using examples, before making recommendations in the way the articles could be changed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Bill Gates

    This 3 page paper provides a brief biography of Bill Gates. Furthermore, this paper highlights the massive impact that Gates has had upon society as a whole. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Digital Divide - 6 Blogs

    This 12 page paper looks at different issues concerning the digital divide, written in the style of 6 blog entries. Subjects considered include looking at what it meant by the digital divide, how the digital divide manifests, how the digital divide may simply be a part of larger social inequalities, the policies that have been used to try and minimize the digital divide, how it may undermine democracy and the global digital divide. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Potential Influence of the Digital Revolution on Society

    This 6 page paper considers the potential impact of the digital revolution is how to on Ireland in social and commercial terms. The paper starts by considering what is meant by digital information and determining whether or not an information revolution is taking place. After this the different potential impacts are discussed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Digital Radio Developments

    A 6 page research paper exploring the development of Digital Radio. Includes discussion of digital equipment currently available and tools and gadgets currently under development. Satellites, interactive networks, telephones, computers are mentioned. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • King Harald Bluetooth and the Stuff Named for Him

    This 3 page paper explores Bluetooth technology: what it is, how it works, and where in the world that name came from. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Development and Marketing of Flying Cars

    This 3 page paper looks at the development of flying cars, summarizing some of the progress by the main players and assessing the way that they may be marketed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Current Trends Regarding Network Security Issues

    This paper examines trends that are impacting the concept of computer network security, including the separation between sophisticated and amateur hackers, the problems with firewalls and the difficulty in protecting wireless networks. A major focus of the paper is addressed toward wireless networks. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • National Security Issues and Quantum Cryptography

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of quantum cryptography. This paper relates the concept of quantum cryptography to issues of national security.

  • Networks And The Science Of Interconnectivity

    This 3 page paper outlines the way in which network and interconnectivity may be studied. The paper starts by looking at different forms of networks and the way that interconnectivity is seen. The influences on the way networks operate and the links with modern technology are also explored. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Year 2000 Problem and its Economic Implications

    An 11 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the background behind the problem of computer systems and the year 2000, and considers 3 possible solutions to calming the economic panic swelling and critiques these solutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Year 2000 Computer Crisis

    This 5 page paper discusses the year 2000 computer crisis. The problem as already resulted in computer shut-downs when merchants attempt to scan a credit card with an expiry date of 2000 or beyond. The problem is real and can result in possible mayhem. Why it is a problem and the possible repercussions are discussed from economical, safety, and everyday life perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Problems with Changing to the Year 2000

    This 5 page paper explores the subject of the millennium bug by focusing on two particular articles on the topic. Both pieces address the scope of the concern as being global, and each in its own way present solutions to fix it. The paper also includes the subject of contingency plans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Airline Pilots and a Mandatory Retirement Age of Sixty

    This 17 page research paper examines the issue of mandatory retirement for all American airline pilots at age 60. The writer includes background information and a detailed statement of the problem.

  • Global Impact of Computers

    An 8 page paper examining the conditions today that involve the computer and the world. Many cultures around the world have been deeply effected by the technological growth that involves the computer. With the development of the today's computer and technology, the world, for the most part, is becoming such that it works faster and more efficient in relationship to communications and business. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Case Study Analysis of ValuJet Airlines

    This 8 page paper examines the history, market niche, and organizational structure of ValuJet Airlines-- a company best known for its low cost airfare and frequent problems / crashes ! Issues concerning service, management style, and fiscal outlook are analyzed to provide an in-depth overview of the company's strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of ValuJet and SWA

    In this 10 page report, the writer compares Southwest with Value Jet Airlines. It is reasoned that the reputation-wrecked ValuJet airlines has only trotted along a bumpy road to industry success. Its future is much less certain than the ever-growing Southwest Airlines. Marketability, cost issues, human relations, and more-- are examined with respect to each of these two companies to support such a thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Wireless Communications and Satellites

    A 10 page research paper discussing the increasing use of satellite technology in the wireless communication industry. This paper discusses a description of the subject matter, the current state of technology in this field, and then presents the advantages, disadvantages and present and future trends in the use of satellites in wireless communications systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theory and Application Regarding Satellite Communications

    This 11 page report discusses the gaps between the theories related to satellite communications and their applications as compared with the actual practice being utilized or expanded upon. An ever-increasing number of applications of international communications satellite technology have developed in the past forty years but many of those applications are still variations on the communications theme. This paper both discusses satellites and their capabilities but also examines the number of potential satellite applications that have received little attention or development. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Robotics Science and Technology

    4 pages in length. The science and technology of robotics involves the construction of mechanical devices that operate either automatically or via remote control. In this research paper, the writer examines robotics functions, industry, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Erie Canal's History

    A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of the English 'Chunnel' Project

    A 24 page paper that looks at the English Channel Tunnel Project as a major engineering and construction project and considers the elements that impacted its completion and the systems that supported its success. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Volkswagen Beetle of Germany

    A 12 page research paper which examines the history of the Third Reich's 'people's car'-the most popular car in automotive history-its legend and the reality, and how the new 'Bug' compares with the old. Although originally the brainchild of Hitler, the Volkswagen Beetle has taken on a new identity of its own. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Moving into the Twenty First Century

    A 6 page paper discussing some of the subjects that will be of great concern as we move into the 21st century. The three subjects addressed herein are technology, medicine, and international relations. Each of these three areas of concern are of great importance and while there are many other areas that will also change and readjust to a new era, these areas of concern are perhaps the most obvious and most influential to all people concerned. The 21st century is hinting at being a time of great changes and occurrences. Times have changed drastically in only a few decades, and there is little doubt that changes and advancements have been occurring far faster this past century than perhaps, in any other century known to mankind. Technology, medicine, and international relations have always proven to be the most advancing, and the coming of the 21st century will prove this fact even further. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Filming Video Underwater

    A 5 page paper that provides an accurate account of the impacts of water depth on color, images, and light waver consumption/scattering in underwater video processes. This also outlines some of the current technologies being used for underwater video recording. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1958 to 1998 Requirements for Airplane Pilot Certification

    This 14 page research paper looks at the requirements to become a certified pilot and how those requirements have changed over the past forty years since the introduction of the Federal Aviation Act in 1958. Bibliography lists ten sources.

  • Human Error in Aviation Accidents

    A 5 page paper that discusses the types of human error impacting the aviation industry with a particular focus on the implications for pilots. This paper contends that increased training and a reduction in mechanical problems would assist cockpit crews in increasing safety. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Aviation and Voice Dictation Technologies

    A 10 page paper that provides a human factors perspective on the use of voice technologies in aviation. The writer supports the use of this technology in reducing pilot error. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Civilian Aircraft Crashes

    A 6 page research paper that examines some the common causes of crashes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Computed Dental Radiography

    A 5 page essay that explores new breakthroughs in the field of dental x-ray techniques. This paper focuses on the benefits of the newly introduced process of Computed Dental Radiography, or CDR. The process and benefits of CDR are explained. Also touched on are attempts made during this past decade to prove and perfect methods of early detection of tooth decay by the use of electrical current. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Connection Between Global Travel and the History of Flight

    This 14 page paper provides an overview of aviation history, with a focus on technology and engine development. New trends in world travel are also discussed in light of technological change. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Long Island's Transportation History

    This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Adaptable Intellegence User Interfaces and Human Computer Communications

    A 10 page paper that defines and examines adaptable intelligent user interfaces developed through computer technology and how these interfaces are used in human computer communications. The first generation of these interfaces and how they were implemented is discussed as well as future visions for the next generation of interfaces. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Automobile Air Bags and Safety

    A 7 page paper that examines the problems that have resulted from the introduction of automobile air bag safety systems and the progress that has been made to correct these problems. Included are suggestions relating to how this safety feature might be improved. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Safety of Air Bag Use

    This 7 page paper looks at the state of air bags today and how they can be improved for future safety. The dangers they pose to children are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • U.S. Gas Prices

    This 7 page paper looks at the influences on gasoline prices in the United States. The consumer price index between 1962 and 2000 is used to illustrate the effect of supply and demand of oil on the retail price of fuel. Additional influential factors are also considered. The paper includes 1 bar chart and two graphs. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Nigeria's Rich and Poor Land

    A 5 page paper that discusses the political and economical chaos that has surrounded the African country of Nigeria for the past century and left this oil-rich land in a situation of ruin. Highlighted is the serious lack of proper air traffic control over this country and the problem this presents to Nigeria's floundering economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Future of Mars Exploration

    A 7 page discussion of the Mars exploration program. Emphasizes the reasons behind our obsession with Mars exploration and traces the revised plans for that exploration which have been fabricated since the loss of two U.S. spacecraft in 1999. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Phoenix and Mass Transit

    (5pp) The City of Phoenix, and the surrounding valley, is one of the most sought after residential and business region in the country. Consequently traffic congestion and its accompanying concerns, such as air pollution, noise control, convenience, and overall quality of life, are vital issues if the city is to continue to be forceful entity in commerce and private living. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Vehicular Speeds and 'Death in the Fast Lane'

    A 9-page paper that examines the problem of excessive vehicular speed and outlines possible solutions to this problem. Included is a discussion of how law enforcement officials tend to downplay the importance of excessive speed when not combined with alcohol or drugs and when not resulting in a major accident as well as the public's tendency to simply ignore posted legal speed limits. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Print Media Impact of Current Technologies

    8 pages in length. Computers have become a significant part of life. There is no denying that their very presence has drastically altered humanity's existence since the mid to late 1940s. Through a number of developments, computers have not only become integral components of virtually every aspect of a person's life, but they have also been successfully assimilated into homes all across America for personal and business use. There is practically nothing that computers do not influence in one manner or another, which has caused society to render itself dependent upon its constant application. However, as with most other entities that offer such distinct advantages, they are typically balanced by at least some level of significant disadvantage; in this particular case, the detriment has been felt throughout the print media industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Societal Impact of Technology

    This 5 page paper looks at how technology has changed daily life. Changes throughout the centuries are compared with the immense changes that occurred during the twentieth. Advances in computer technology and biotechnology are emphasized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fault Complaints and Telecommunications

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses 15 potential fault complaints and their recommendations for solution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mankind's Best Achievements

    A 5-page paper that examines the accomplishments that mankind has achieved since the sixteenth century and the ultimate effects these accomplishments have had on modern existence. Discussed are the discoveries of the seventeenth century, the revolutions of the eighteenth century, the medical breakthroughs of the nineteenth century and the massive progress of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. and Finland Technology

    20 pages in length. One can readily ascertain the technological growth patterns of Finland and the United States as having been on much the same path in relation to the road by which telecommunications has traveled these past decades, as well as where these technological advancements are leading mankind in the twenty-first century. Indeed, it can easily be argued that the potential for telecommunications expansion where Finland and the United States are concerned appears seemingly boundless at this juncture, with each new day affording yet another technological implementation of some sort. However, there appears to be a distinct separation with regard to which country has demonstrated a superior application of technology, particularly in relation to telecommunications. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Plant Improvements Offered by the Steam Turbine

    This 5 page paper presents a discussion on the steam turbine and improvements in plants that make use of them. Automated and manual start up procedures are addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Life in the 21st Century and Secrets of Success and Survival

    A 5 page paper that examines the factors that stand to determine survival and success in the very changed environment, society, and civilization of the twenty-first century. This paper focuses on Information Technology as the pivoting point of change in this new environment and posits that the sole key to survival and success in the face of this change is adaptability. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Mobile Commerce

    This 6 page paper focuses on m-commerce and other related topics such as t-commerce, v-commerce and p-commerce. WAP (wireless application protocol) and wireless communications are also discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Best Sports Car BMW M3

    6 pages. The BMW M3 has been the subject of many articles and consumer report studies recently. Rating cars is not only just an annual task for automotive journalists but it is also a subject which auto enthusiasts look forward to eagerly each season. Did their favorite car make it to the top? What did the critics have to say about it? And do these opinions agree with those who actually own these cars? This paper focuses on the BMW M3 in the sports car class. For those who own the BMW M3 it is likely they will claim that hands down it is the best sports car they have ever driven. Although not all of the auto magazines rated the BMW M3 as number one, most owners will disagree. The BMW M3 has everything a driver wants in a sporty car. By looking at several magazine articles and talking to drivers of these well-made and handsome cars, it is easy to conduct our own survey. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Technology and Batteries

    This 10 page report discusses the battery market and the fact that as technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of modern life, one of the supporting industries of all types of that technology is simply the power source that keeps the technology operating -- batteries. This paper considers what that means in terms of batteries for consumer electronics and the interrelationships that exist between the manufacturers of both batteries and electronics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Telecommunication Battery Industry

    This paper offers a brief examination of the industry that produces batteries for cell phones and computers. Topics touched on include marketing channels and competition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Civil Engineering and Reinforced Concrete Design Concerns

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of this concern in civli engineering. Different types of reinforced concrete design are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Civil Engineering and Mechanics of Materials Study

    This is a 3 page paper discussing the mechanics of materials as used in civil engineering. The mechanics of materials is an important area of study within the civil engineering discipline which examines the properties of materials under a variety of conditions which may be present in the field. In order for materials to be used within design, industrial and other projects, materials must be tested for their structural strength in the areas of stress, strain, fatigue and types of deformation and other aspects before being applied in any operational system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Real Uses of Artificial Intelligence Versus Portrayals in Science Fiction

    A 5 page discussion of the value of artificial intelligence to future generations. The author points out that sci-fi films like “Neuromancer”, “Matrix”, and “Blade Runner” prey on the fears of those who have a poor understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the computer technology around which artificial intelligence revolves. Instead of being a threat to mankind as films such as those noted above delight in portraying it, artificial intelligence holds the most promise of practically any of mankind’s technologies in terms of the benefits which it has the potential to yield. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Prototype Model Building and Layer manufacturing

    Layer manufacturing is the use of computer controlled and latest Materials and forming processes in building the physical model layer by layer based on a digital model. The 10 page model looks at three different systems that make use of layer manufacturing; the Thermojet Printer by 3D systems, The Perfactory Concept Modeler from Envisiontech and the ProMetal Rapid Tooling System. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Medicine and Artificial Intelligence

    This 28 page paper outlines the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. This paper outlines some of the major ways in which AI has improved the function of physicians and researchers. Bibliography lists 55 sources.

  • Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics

    This 4 page paper considers what it meant by the term mechatronics and how, when understood this enhance manufacturing possesses. The paper looks at examples of simple mechatronics and hew these can be applied in manufacturing to increase efficiently and productivity, decrease costs and support competitive advantages such as differentiation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Maximizing Search Engines

    This 6 page paper looks at how web pages may be created to gain high rankings with search engines. Different methods that can be used to enhance results are examined, as well as the way these may be used correctly as well as misused. Both HTML and Flash pages are considered. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Advanced Aircraft Design Materials

    This 4 page paper looks at the different materials used in advanced aircraft design focusing on composite materials including the materials used for stealth technology. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Thermal Imaging, Satellite Surveillance, and Privacy Issues

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the advent of new technologies, focusing specifically on satellite surveillance and thermal imaging, as a threat to privacy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Building Materials and Fire Prevention

    This 3 page paper examines ways that builders and engineers can prevent fires by carefully choosing materials. Some examples are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Development of Automatic Speech Recognition Systems

    This 14-page paper describes some of the problems inherent in developing automatic speech recognition systems. It discusses the technology (including N-grams, classes and decision trees); barriers; and the problem of accents. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Airport Construction and Operating Challenges

    This 7-page paper discusses the challenges and decisions when it comes to building and operating airports. Discussions about the Denver International Airport and Athens International Airport are also included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Purchasing Decision for a 120/208 Electrical Distribution Panel Board

    This 6 page paper considers a purchase decision for a 120/208 electrical distribution panel board. The paper looks at three different suppliers, the boards they can supply and then assesses their potential use. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Fuel Cells as an Alternate Energy Source

    A 3 page emphasis of the need to find alternative energy choices. The author lists several alternatives and details the applicability of fuel cells. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nanotechnology and Environmental Considerations

    A 5 page review of nanotechnology. The author demonstrates that nanotechnology is moving into mainstream application at a phenomenal rate. While much of this technology is beneficial, there is room for significant environmental concern. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Technology as a Societal Addiction

    An 8 page discussion of the benefits and potential pitfalls of technology. Technology is indeed a catalyst for societal changes. It makes life better but it also comes replete with societal, psychological and environmental costs. Despite these costs, our addiction to technology seems to only take a stronger and stronger hold on us as time progresses.

  • Transporting Hazardous Materials by Air

    An 18 page paper discussing increasing regulation of air transport of hazardous materials, using primary lithium batteries and butane lighters as examples. Aviation authorities have moved to decrease risk in all areas, not only those appearing to be directly related to political pressures and the threat of terrorism. As hazardous materials are moved from one place to another and as manufacturing continues the trend of moving offshore, the movement of specific items becomes more frequent and therefore more open to accidents and transport-related problems. The current approach is to accept questionable items until it becomes apparent that these items should be transported by other means. The paper recommends that the government continue in this vein. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Overview of Evolutionary Robotics

    This 6 page paper discusses evolutionary robotics, current work in the field, and what we might see in the future. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone while Driving

    This 3 page paper discusses the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, as reflected in numerous studies, and argues that legislation should be passed banning the practice completely. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Teenage Cell Phone Banning in the Name of Road Safety

    4 pages in length. Teenagers are busy people with active lives. From discussing the latest fashions with their best friends to flirting with the cute boys in their homeroom classes or planning the semester's best party for this coming Friday night to worrying about the upcoming algebra test, teenagers often have several different things going on in their minds at once. This reality check is reason enough to prohibit young adults from driving and talking on a cell phone at the same time. Add into the mix applying makeup in the rear view mirror, eating a fast lunch on the run or fiddling with the radio, teenagers' attention is regularly taken off the road and directly into the path of danger. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How the Aviation System is Put Together

    This 3 page paper uses systems theory in order to provide a description of elements of aviation and how they are interrelated. Tangible and intangible items are described. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Coffee Shipping to Miami from Lebanon by DDP Shipping

    This 10 page paper looks at the process of arranging a shipment of coffee from Beirut to Miami. The paper starts by considering the cargo of coffee and then looks at the DDP INCOTERM which means delivery duty paid identifying the different stages and responsibilities of the exporter and the role of the letter of credit. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Aircraft Engines and the CFM Engine

    A 5 page paper describing and discussing CFM International's family of aircraft engines. The CFM56-2 was the first of the CFM engines. Based on the GE military F101, it entered service in 1982. Each of the CFM56 engines has a focused application. An 8-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Transgenic Genetically Engineered Plant Applications

    A 3 page overview of the applications of transgenic genetically engineered plants. This paper discusses transgenic plants from a pharmacological perspective, noting the importance of plantibodies and plantigens in treating human disease. No sources are listed.

  • Promoting Weekend Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 6 page paper containing slide contents and speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation promoting the addition of weekend cruises between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. The presentation has many pictures from Puerto Rico. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Recent Changes in Aviation Security

    This 14 page paper examines aviation security in a post-911 era. This paper, written more than five years after the terrorist attack, includes recent sources. The history of aviation security is addressed. An outline is included in addition to a Table of Contents. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Power and Wireless Senor Networks

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