End of ADS-L Digest - 20 May 1996 to 21 May 1996 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 59 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. interfacial engineering 2. "straight drive" (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 17:49:37 -0400 From: Margaret Ronkin Subject: interfacial engineering A scientist-friend informs me that, depending on context, interfacial engineering can refer to: (1) A part of chemical engineering concerned with the management of molecular events at the surfaces of solids, liquids, or gases. (2) A part of computer programming concerned with using software to manage the interaction of computers with their human users. (3) A part of industrial engineering concerned with understanding and using huuman interactions in the workplace to increase productivity, safety, etc. My consultant suggested doing a Web search for "interfacial engineering" using a broad-based search engine like Alta Vista to find titles/references that define the term. Maggie Ronkin International Language Programs and Research Georgetown University