If you were to worry about all of the parasites living on your body, often helping you, you'd never fall asleep. As a living organism part of a bigger ecosystem, humans play host to many other living things. This Topic In Depth offers a look into the fascinating world of Human Ectoparasites.
As technology advances and devices become smaller and more complex, the need for precision manufacturing processes is becoming increasingly important. A number of innovative techniques for precision machining have been developed to enable the construction and operation of such contrivances.
Rain harvesting has experienced a bit of a renaissance in recent years through the promotion and installation of rain gardens and rain barrels. These water collection mechanisms help to curb erosion and the spread of pollution; conserve precious freshwater; and support water-loving plants.
This Topic in Depth presents websites and electronic publications containing instructive and descriptive information about rain gardens and barrels.
This Topic in Depth explores the field of surface chemistry, which is the study of the physical and chemical properties of matter at the transition of states such as solid-to-liquid and liquid-to-gas. This folder contains information about the research and applications of surface chemistry.
Even as home computers are being equipped with hard drives more massive than most users need, the scientific community faces challenges of inadequate data storage systems. Research experiments can produce unimaginable amounts of information, and computer scientists are working on ways to manage it.