Research Papers on Technology & Society

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Computer Viruses 'Cyber Ethics' and Personal Responsibility

    A 10 page discussion of the problems presented with computer viruses. The author contends computer viruses cause tremendous societal harm on both macro and micro levels. The thesis is presented that while the creation and intentional perpetuation of computer viruses is ethically and morally wrong, and even subject to the same societal provisions for legal punishment as is any other type of crime, we must take increased personal and societal responsibility for the abatement of the practice. Bibliography lists 11 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.

  • Dystopia and the Film The Matrix

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the film “The Matrix” as a dystopia. The 1999 Wachowski brothers’ film “The Matrix” reflects the most severe fears and anxieties within today’s society in regards to a futuristic world as a “dystopia”. Opposite of More’s idealistic world portrayed in his work “Utopia”, the literary term “dystopia” refers to a “bad place”. Since the industrial revolution and more recently the computer and information revolution, society’s fears of possible negative results from growing technological achievements have been reflected in literature and cinema. While currently cyber-technology, that which is related to the computer world and artificial intelligence, is being promoted as a positive element within society in that humans are able to access free information and share information on a global scale, the film “The Matrix” portrays more so that element not promoted within technological circles, that is, the negative and de-humanizing aspects of cyber-technology which robs human of their individuality from a physical and mental perspective and uses humans for the proliferation and eventual dominance of artificial intelligence. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and Technology

    A 19 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 18 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 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.

  • Information Technology Lessons, Student Performance, and Gender Differences

    There is a great deal of research that indicates there is a gender difference in the classroom when studying IT. Most research indicates that female students are disadvantaged and are not reaching their full potential. However, there is also some research that indicates there is equality. This 30 page paper undertakes a literature review to identify the relevant studies and how gender differences may be manifesting and then conducts primamry research based on a questionnaire supplied by the student to test the empirical evidence. The paper then correlates the primamry research and the literature review in a discussion and recommendations. The bibliography cites 15 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4 Issues Involving Health Information Management

    This 8 page paper discusses four issues related to health information management. The first discusses emphasizes the changing roles and responsibilities of the HIM, including the transition from paper patent records to electronic ones. The second section presents a discussion of the skills, knowledge and competencies today's health information manager must have, including examples from some job descriptions. The third section deals with the ways in which the HIM is unique and different from other information managers. The last section discusses the challenges for health information managers. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Issues and Robots

    This 6 page paper begins with an brief introduction to robots, the definition and criteria to be named a robot. The writer then provides a brief history of robots and robotics, beginning with the first mechanical bird invented in 350 BC. The next section discusses the positive social impact robots and robotics are having followed by the potentially harmful effects. The paper ends with comments about the future of robotic technology. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Developing Smart Home Living

    This 16 page paper looks at the concept of the smart home, a home which utilizes technology and may be effectively increase independent living for the elderly and disabled. The paper examines the ethical, social, legal and professional considerations which will need to be taken into account with the design of smart homes and the way in which they are used. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Power and Wireless Senor Networks

    This 13 page paper examines the role of wireless senor networks and looks at how they are powered and considers the way they may be developed in the future. The paper starts by looking at the range of commercial military and other uses that sensor networks can are used for. The paper then discusses the way they are powered, including the use of batteries and power harvesting from heat and wind and the management of that power. The paper finished by considering the way the powering of wireless sensors may develop in the future. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Three Dimensional Television - Bringing the Technology to Market

    This 5 page paper considers some of the difficulties faced by management in trying to bring 3D TV to the market and the way that the challenges were overcome, including the need for changes in consumer attitudes and choices in technology. The bibliography cites 3 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Major Differences Between Human Memory And Artificial Intelligence

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses AI's limitation with regard to human memory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Networking and its Future Implications for a Non Profit Making Organization

    This 22 page paper considers the potential impact that social networking may have on a non profit organization. After an introduction the paper considers three different methodologies before choosing one, and then looks at what is meant by social networking and the way it is undertaken and influencing society already. The paper then moves on to a consequence analysis, discuses the way it will impact in planning by looking at soft systems methodology and finally considering ethical implications. The bibliography cites 17 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.

  • 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.

  • Cell Phones for All

    This 3 page paper argues that today, almost everyone can afford a cell phone. It also examines the cells and phones offered. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Considerations in Energy

    A 3 page overview of the various types of energy. This paper delineates renewable energy from non-renewable energy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Why Engineers Should Not Design Products for the ‘Average’ Consumer

    This 3 page paper looks at why design should not be undertaken with the average person in mind. The paper argues that for design purposes there is no such thing as the average person and that more may be gained if diversity is embraced and allowed for in design. The paper cites many examples to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Computer Viruses 'Cyber Ethics' and Personal Responsibility

    A 10 page discussion of the problems presented with computer viruses. The author contends computer viruses cause tremendous societal harm on both macro and micro levels. The thesis is presented that while the creation and intentional perpetuation of computer viruses is ethically and morally wrong, and even subject to the same societal provisions for legal punishment as is any other type of crime, we must take increased personal and societal responsibility for the abatement of the practice. Bibliography lists 11 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.

  • Cancer and Homes with Unacceptable Radon Gas Levels

    This is a 7 page paper discussing indoor radon exposure as a leading cause of lung cancer. In the U.S., it is estimated that 1 out of every 15 homes has an “unacceptable” level of radon gas (higher than 4 pCi/l). Within the last 15 years, radon has been found to be the second leading cause of lung cancer within the U.S. claiming over 14,000 deaths each year. While studies are still being conducting in several countries and populations, it seems that radon is linked primarily with causing lung cancer and has not been linked with any other types of cancer at this point. This is primarily due to the fact that alpha radiation released by the radon progeny atoms which adhere to the lungs has little capacity to travel distances and therefore concentrates its damage to the lungs. While certain aspects of reducing radon exposure are still being debated, such as what can be considered “safe” levels, most scientists and state and federal health agencies agree that there is little doubt that radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer and humans receive their radon exposure from indoor environments such as homes, school and work environments where the radon levels are considerably higher than outdoors. Bibliography lists 9 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alternative Fuels

    An 8 page overview of the diversity of alternative fuels sources that exist. This paper summarizes both the merits and the demerits of these fuels. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Air Conditioner SEER Rating And Geothermal Heat Pump Efficiency

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses geothermal heat pump efficiency and air conditioner SEER ratings. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Media Bias: Impact

    4 pages in length. The long-reaching fingers of media bias have left no entity untouched and no industry unscathed; broad and powerful in their scope, these media tentacles have the capacity to influence with a combination of subliminal and outright blatant persuasion. From political campaigns to marketing campaigns, mass media have the ability to make or break elected officials and manufactured products alike based solely upon the particular bias such coverage warrants. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nanotechnology and Environmental Considerations

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