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How to Repair Crystal Vases

How to Repair Crystal Vases

A crystal vase can be very expensive, so it is worth trying to repair the vase if it becomes damaged. The easiest repairs to make at home are breaks where there is a clean break, rather than a shattered break. If the damage is too extensive to repair at home, you can send the glass to a professional......[Read More]
How to Curate Atmospheric Data for Long-Term Use

How to Curate Atmospheric Data for Long-Term Use

Proper curation of atmospheric data in digital collections enables research and education by organizing and offering regularly measured data available for modeling and analysis. Once digitized, the housed data becomes available on a lasting basis. Many organizations with such collections make them f......[Read More]
How to Glide in Waynesville, Ohio

How to Glide in Waynesville, Ohio

The Caesar Creek Soaring Club (CCSC) provides the only opportunity for individuals to glide in Waynesville, Ohio. Gliding, or soaring, involves flying in a motorless aircraft. Gliders and sailplanes are typically launched into the air using a tow plane, though they may be launched by winch or bunge......[Read More]
Sir Samuel McCaughey's Inventions

Sir Samuel McCaughey's Inventions

Born in Ireland in 1835, Sir Samuel McCaughey left for Australia with his uncle when he was 21. After starting out as a farm hand, he was soon appointed a supervisor, then manager of Kewell station. He is remembered as a pastoralist and philanthropist, but the three innovations achieved during his t......[Read More]
How to Convert 6 Sigma to Percentage

How to Convert 6 Sigma to Percentage

Management uses Six Sigma as a technique to maximize the quality of its product. The goal is to achieve the least number of defects per unit of production. A Six Sigma process produces product 99.99966 percent of the time without errors or defects. This translates to 3.4 defects per million units pr......[Read More]
How to Make a Die Cut

How to Make a Die Cut

Die cutting is the process of cutting paper into precise shapes. Die cutting creates multiple pieces of paper all cut in the exact same manner. It is useful for making invitations, scrapbooking, or for any craft that calls for many pieces of paper in the same shape. Using a die cutting machine makes......[Read More]
Endangered or Threatened Florida Animals

Endangered or Threatened Florida Animals

Florida is one of the most ecologically diverse states with more than 25 primary habitats supporting a rich array of animal life. According to the Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Act, Florida also has more endangered and threatened animal species than any other continental state.......[Read More]
How to Repair a Broken Ceramic Plate

How to Repair a Broken Ceramic Plate

Ceramic plates often carry sentimental as well as physical value. Breaking a plate from a set does not have to be a big deal anymore. By following a few simple steps, anyone can repair their broken or cracked plates. When a plate breaks, gather all the pieces and store them in a safe place until the......[Read More]
How Does a Ceramic Kiln Work?

How Does a Ceramic Kiln Work?

Drying the CeramicA Ceramic kiln helps remove all of the water from ceramic wares prior to firing or during the firing process. Ceramic contains crystal bound water that cannot simply evaporate and a kiln is used at low temperatures to dry out the ceramic. This process is know as a.........[Read More]
The Drainage of Wetlands

The Drainage of Wetlands

Wetlands are an essential part of the biosphere. They serve innumerable functions that scientists are just beginning to understand. Historically the march of progress has precipitated the draining and filling in of wetland areas. Speculators saw the land as a potential income stream and nothing else......[Read More]
How to Sharpen a Bowie Knife

How to Sharpen a Bowie Knife

Maintaining and sharpening a bowie knife presents a challenge even to people experienced with knives. The blade of a bowie knife has a distinct curvature at the end and can reach lengths up to one foot. Bowie knives require regular sharpening. You can sharpen it using a whetstone or commercial sharp......[Read More]
How Do Tigers Communicate?

How Do Tigers Communicate?

SmellTigers communicate in a number of pivotal ways. The first manner of communication is through smell. Often tigers will shoot urine onto trees and other objects to effectively mark their ranges, not unlike a dog. This is to warn off other tigers from entering the area. Female tigers.........[Read More]
Life Cycle of Large Roundworm

Life Cycle of Large Roundworm

A billion people around the world are infected with the large roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. In regions where sanitation is poor or human feces are used as fertilizer, it is difficult to eradicate this parasite completely due to its prolific and......[Read More]
How to Convert BBCode to Base

How to Convert BBCode to Base

BBCode, also known as bulletin board code, is an offshoot language of HTML, and is used to format posts in message boards. While this code is useful when creating message boards, it must still be converted back to HTML, so it can be processed by mainstream web browsers. To convert the BBCode back to......[Read More]
What Are Three Organelles in a Cell?

What Are Three Organelles in a Cell?

Within every living cell there are tiny "organs" that produce energy and get rid of waste. These mini-organs are called organelles. All types of cells, from bacterial to botanical to human, contain organelles. Some organelles are anchored within the cell; others float in the cell's fluid, called cyt......[Read More]
How to Scallop a Wood Blank

How to Scallop a Wood Blank

Scalloping a wood blank can turn it from a boring, ordinary piece of wood to an aesthetically pleasing work of art that can be used as decoration in or out of the house. The process takes some practice, a bit of perseverance and hard work, but the end result will make it worth the effort. There are ......[Read More]
About Clinometers

About Clinometers

A clinometer is a scientific instrument used to measure angles and is used by scientists, engineers and other professionals to gather data during field work. For example, an engineer might use a clinometer, also known as an inclinometer, to survey land, determine its slope or calculate the height of......[Read More]
What Plants Grow in the Desert Ecosystem?

What Plants Grow in the Desert Ecosystem?

Trees, shrubs, wildflowers and cacti are the types of plants that an American desert ecosystem can support. These plants have made some adaptations over time to have the ability to withstand such desert weather as heat, cold, wind and drought. The desert plants are a varied lot, from.........[Read More]
How to Make a Pendulum Arm

How to Make a Pendulum Arm

The pendulum has been around for thousands of years, and has been used for many different purposes. For example, pendulums can be used to see if buildings are constructed properly, to teach students mathematics, and they have even been used in fortune telling. One exciting activity you can do with y......[Read More]
Similarities Between Algal Cells & Plant Cells

Similarities Between Algal Cells & Plant Cells

The cells of plants and algae exhibit many similarities, though scientists believe that the two types of organisms evolved independently of each other. Consequently, the two organisms belong to different taxonomical kingdoms. Plants belong to Plantae while algae are members of kingdom Protista. This......[Read More]