Elements: Fun facts about the elements.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century: The website contains detailed historical information, timelines, and personal essays by key innovators for each of 20 major engineering accomplishments of the 20th century. Topics include electrification, automobile, airplane, electronics, radio and television, computers, telephone, spacecraft, internet, imaging, household appliances, laser and fiber optics, nuclear technologies, etc.
Lemelson-MIT Invention Dimension: This page has a new "Inventor of the Week" posted each week that gives a brief history of a specific invention/inventor. There is a link at the top of the page to an archive of past articles that can be searched via keyword or browsed by type of invention.
National Inventors Hall of Fame: This site contains a database full of short biographies for famous and not-so-famous inventors. A link from this page will take you to the search page, which also contains a link to an alphabetical list of the inventors that are represented.
ipl2: Information You Can Trust. The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities. Enter your topic into the search field to obtain referrals to quality websites full of good information for your report.