writes "I'm an electronic engineering student with a big problem. Due to an unfortunate case of sickness my master's thesis subject got cancelled. The only professor familiar with the subject at hand (NMR coil design) will most likely be out for months. As a result I need to pick a new subject and I need to submit it as soon as possible. The only other options I got were simply unacceptable because they were either too boring or too easy. I simply refuse to do anything related to the IT field as many of my fellow students are doing. Additionally I must mention we lack the facilities for integrated design or multi-layer PCB manufacturing at our college. So in my hour of despair I turn to you, the Slashdot crowd for ideas and suggestions."