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Contemporary Engineering Issues

  1. Jan 22, 2013 #1
    I am looking for ideas for a contemporary engineering issue to write a paper about and give a brief presentation on.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    What are your initial ideas? Which fields of engineering?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2013 #3

    Bobbywhy

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    When I entered the terms “contemporary issues in mechanical engineering” (as a trial example) in Google search I got about 2,870,000 results in 0.28 seconds. A few sites I visited there had lists of over eighty specific contemporary issues. Have you tried this?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2013 #4
    Does google have an option to show me what people would find most interesting? I asked because I wanted input from people that have an interest in engineering, not a mindless list from a search engine.

    I have decided that carbon sequestation would be a good topic to use.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2013 #5

    berkeman

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    Please mellow the attitude. One of the themes of the PF is that we expect people to do work and research on their own before asking questions here. And we expect to see evidence of those efforts in your original post (OP). That's why I asked the question that I did -- to see what you had done on your own.

    We get people coming here all the time trying to get us to do their schoolwork for them, and we try to avoid doing that. Glad you found something that you like as a topic.
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2013 #6
    I had no problem with your response, and I understand why you asked the question. The fact is that I was in a hurry when I made the OP, but I should have put more details. Any attitude that I had was directed towards the lecture that I recieved any how Google can give million or billions of results in a fraction of a second. Sorry I even asked the question.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2013 #7
    Hypersonic combustion.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2013 #8
    I like the idea of carbon sequestation. Another topic along these same lines is fracing (hydrofracturing) in the production of natural gas from shales. This is a big issue in the northeast right now, and has global warming as well as environmental geological implications.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2013 #9
    I wish I would have thought of the Hypersonic Combustion issue earlier. I rather loathe global warming discussions. But its a hot item right now, and I've already committed to the carbon sequestration topic.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2013 #10
    Its not like anyone would even know that was an issue unless you're studying fluids or combustion. I like your pun by the way.
     
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