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How to Calculate Relative Plate Velocities

How to Calculate Relative Plate Velocities

Tectonic plates are thick masses of land (often hundreds or thousands of miles deep) that constitute the surface of a planet. These plates are constantly moving and changing the surface dynamics of planets. Although this movement is extremely slow and virtually undetectable within hundreds of years,......[Read More]
How to Build Ventilated Shelves

How to Build Ventilated Shelves

Ventilated wire shelves facilitate airflow, allowing particles to pass through, preventing mildew development and dust in closets. As an added bonus, the shelving openings accommodate hangers for space-efficient storage. Purchase coated wire shelving in a variety of widths and lengths at home supply......[Read More]
How to Treat Treated Lumber

How to Treat Treated Lumber

Lumber is often treated against insects and the damage associated with long exposure to moisture. The wood is placed it vats of preservatives and placed under pressure to force the preservatives deep inside. While the preservatives go several inches into the wood, they do not soak completely through......[Read More]
How to Separate Salt From Pepper With Water

How to Separate Salt From Pepper With Water

Although it might seem unlikely, you can separate blended salt and pepper using water and recover them through processes called filtration and evaporation. When a mixture of salt and pepper is dropped into water, the salt sinks to the bottom and the pepper floats to the top. The procedure can end th......[Read More]
About Crystals & Minerals

About Crystals & Minerals

Although they rarely take notice, people are surrounded by minerals every day. In fact, all rocks are made out of a combination of 2 or more minerals. Interestingly, it is not possible to have rocks without minerals. It is, however, possible to have minerals without rocks.......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of a Denominator With a Power

How to Get Rid of a Denominator With a Power

When something is new to you, it can be intimidating. A number or variable with a power, or exponent, for example, may appear formidable in a fraction. The fraction 1/3 is easy to understand, but you may find a fraction like 1/x^2 or x^2/x^7 not easy to understand or to solve when you meet it in an ......[Read More]
Which Clouds Are Low & Gray?

Which Clouds Are Low & Gray?

Clouds serve as a wonderful meteorological tool. They can signal the approach of different kinds of weather. Some indicate high winds, some indicate the approach of severe weather, and others indicate the possibility for long periods of steady rain. There are three types of clouds that appear low an......[Read More]
How to Modify a Honda Ruckus

How to Modify a Honda Ruckus

A Honda Ruckus is a popular choice for riders looking to save money on fuel, have a better chance at getting great, easy parking spaces and getting around quickly in traffic-congested areas. These motor scooters are practical and industrial in appearance, and they come off the showroom floor ready t......[Read More]
How to Convert a Wavelength to Index of Refraction

How to Convert a Wavelength to Index of Refraction

Learn to convert the wavelength of a light ray into an index of refraction for solving optics problems. The wavelength of a light beam measures the distance between successive peaks of the wave. Also, wavelength is characteristic of different colors and types of waves. Index of refraction measures t......[Read More]
How to Calculate Dehydration Tower Capacity

How to Calculate Dehydration Tower Capacity

Calculating the capacity of a dehydration tower will let you know how much liquid or gas it can treat at one time. A dehydration tower is used to remove water from a liquid or gas to make it pure. An example of dehydration tower use is the removal of water from natural gas. The capacity of a dehydra......[Read More]
How to Measure pH in a Titration

How to Measure pH in a Titration

Laboratories frequently use titration to determine the amount of acid or base in a chemical sample. During titration, a technician slowly adds a solution of acid or base of known strength to the sample. The added solution is called a "titrant." When enough titrant has been added to neutralize the sa......[Read More]
What Sample Size Is Enough for a Communications Audit?

What Sample Size Is Enough for a Communications Audit?

A communications audit is a survey of the types of communications taking place in an environment, such as an organization, a country or a marketplace, and their effectiveness. Calculating the size of the sample depends on several factors, such as the size of the "population" or the group in which th......[Read More]
Can You Silver Solder Stainless Steel?

Can You Silver Solder Stainless Steel?

For the strongest bond, stainless steel needs to be welded. But if properly prepared, silver solder will adhere to stainless steel, and you can solder copper, brass or more stainless steel onto it. The connection will only be as strong as the silver solder itself, and never as strong as the stainles......[Read More]
How to Make a Snake Walking Stick With Bottle Caps

How to Make a Snake Walking Stick With Bottle Caps

Bottle caps are usually tossed into the trash, which can build up in landfills. One way to reuse bottle caps is to collect them to use in whimsical crafts. For example, you can string many bottle caps onto a thin stick to transform it into a colorful snake-like walking stick. Once finished, you can ......[Read More]
Structure of a Chicken

Structure of a Chicken

A chicken has the basic structure of any other bird. Its body is short and strong with the internal organs protected by a pelvis that's carried beneath the leg and tail and a breastbone, which is broad and keeled to carry the wing muscles. The wishbone is just above the breastbone. The tail is a ser......[Read More]
Chrysanthemum Planting & Growing Instructions

Chrysanthemum Planting & Growing Instructions

Considered perennials, chrysanthemums are available in hundreds of varieties and belong to the family Asteraceae. The chrysanthemum plant produces flowers of different shapes, including daisy-shaped, pompoms and buttons. Colors also vary widely, with red, white, yellow and purple being the most comm......[Read More]
How to Convert Starch to Sugar

How to Convert Starch to Sugar

Starch is a carbohydrate that is found in potatoes, rice, maize, wheat, corn and other grains. You might want to convert starch to sugar to brew your own beer, as the sugar can be transformed into ethanol by a process of fermentation. Wheat and corn are the most commonly used ingredients for transfo......[Read More]
Laser Challenge Pro Instructions

Laser Challenge Pro Instructions

Laser Challenge Pro is a "laser blaster" with high-tech features, such as a "unique 'red dot' laser targeting system," according to product information, that allows users to see where they're aiming. Players score points by shooting the sensor on opponents barrels. The gun comes ......[Read More]
How to Convert .Bmp to .Gif Animations

How to Convert .Bmp to .Gif Animations

GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) animations are like contemporary flipbooks, brief animations generally grabbed from popular movies and television series. GIFs can also come from creating a series of sequential images and animating them with image editing software. Often, GIFs are made from a series......[Read More]
Uses of Silicon

Uses of Silicon

Silicon is a periodic element that is classified as a metalloid. It occurs naturally on earth and is found in large amounts in the earth's crust. Silicon has a variety of uses because it bonds easily with other elements, is an electrical semiconductor, and does not conduct temperature. Also, silico......[Read More]