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The History of Aircraft Engines

The History of Aircraft Engines

Aircraft engines have been developing long before the Wright brothers' famous first flight. The twentieth century involved consistent innovation in this field; new engines have been invented, improved upon and sometimes discarded in favor of other designs.
All-in-One Tools for Woodworking

All-in-One Tools for Woodworking

All-in-One Wood Tools is a provider of a wide range of woodworking tools and accessories. They also provide free woodworking tips on their website.
Animals of the North American Boreal Forest

Animals of the North American Boreal Forest

Long, cold winters make the boreal forest a challenging place to survive.winter forest image by Alexander Maksimov from Fotolia.comThe North American boreal forest, or taiga, covers a huge expanse of land from Alaska to Newfoundland, and from the northern United States to the sub-Arctic...
How to Keep Lowercase Letters on MySpace

How to Keep Lowercase Letters on MySpace

MySpace 2.0 made significant changes to user profiles; users no longer have the same freedom to change the appearance of their pages as they once did. MySpace normally blocks you from inserting common Cascading Style Sheet attributes into your layout, but you can use special codes to work around the
Lab Safety Rules & Procedures

Lab Safety Rules & Procedures

scientist professor working in the laboratory image by Canakris from Fotolia.comThere are many types of scientific laboratories (as there are many fields of science), each with its own set of proper safety procedures. A variety of potentially hazardous materials and conditions may exist...
Extrasolar Planets & Exoplanets

Extrasolar Planets & Exoplanets

Extrasolar planets -- or "exoplanets" -- are any planets outside of Earth's solar system . As of June 2011, 555 exoplanets have been located by astronomers. Because planets do not generate light, discovering exoplanets is very difficult when using telescopic equipment. Such discoveries usually requi
How to Get Food From a Cattail Plant

How to Get Food From a Cattail Plant

You are hopelessly lost in the wilderness. You know that in a survival situation, you must first concentrate on finding drinkable water, then focus on erecting or procuring some sort of shelter to protect you from the elements. Having taken care of these two priorities, however, you realize that the
The History of Daggers

The History of Daggers

Daggers throughout centuries and countries have varied in sizes and styles. Generally daggers were edged on both sides of the blade. A dagger blade's length could range from a few inches to fourteen inches.
What Are the Media Used for a Gelatin Hydrolysis Test?

What Are the Media Used for a Gelatin Hydrolysis Test?

A gelatin hydrolysis test is a relatively simple test that uses just one medium. You can make your own medium from three powdered ingredients and some water. Each of these ingredients supplies a specific requirement of the bacteria under test or of the test itself. Only certain groups of bacteria, s
How to Fix Tearing Seams on a Leather Couch

How to Fix Tearing Seams on a Leather Couch

Over time, the seams on a leather couch can become stressed and develop tears. This can happen with regular usage of the couch. If your leather couch features vinyl pieces, you can't fix the tear. Instead, your only option is reupholstering. However, if the couch has only leather pieces, you can rep
How to Find Specific Guinness Records

How to Find Specific Guinness Records

Whether you are simply curious regarding one specific record or seriously considering challenging to become a record holder in a particular genre, it is important to know exactly where that information can be found.With a quick online search you can find the information you need and decide whether y
Sand Art Instructions

Sand Art Instructions

Sand art makes a fun activity for a birthday party or rainy day. This activity's messiness is part of the appeal for kids, but you'll want to minimize mess by covering your work surface thoroughly with newspaper or plastic sheets. You can make sand art with available household materials, or with kit
How to Get Rid of an Accepted Mission in "FusionFall"

How to Get Rid of an Accepted Mission in "FusionFall"

"FusionFall" is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game owned by Cartoon Network. Players can accept missions from characters like Grim from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls. "FusionFall" has a large world where players can explore and fight evil, comple
How to Treat Glossy Cards for an Autograph

How to Treat Glossy Cards for an Autograph

You run to the mailbox and find your favorite player has returned the card you sent to him to autograph. You open it. The ink from the permanent marker is smudged. It happens to glossy-coated baseball cards, but it doesn't have to. Treat the glossy cards before you ship them out; you and the player
How to Convert TR3 to PDP

How to Convert TR3 to PDP

Different software programs often utilize specific, proprietary file formats when saving and accessing files with that software. Such is the case with files in the TR3 format, which are used with the TomeRaider eBook reader. As saving files in this format prevents you from accessing them with other
Gifts to Make for Music Fans

Gifts to Make for Music Fans

Music lovers will enjoy any one of these homemade music gifts.music image by Edvin selimovic from Fotolia.comHomemade gifts are always a welcome idea for family, friends, significant others and coworkers. The problem is finding the perfect gift you can make that won't end up at the bottom...
Lizards That Live in Tennessee

Lizards That Live in Tennessee

Tennessee is home to nine lizard species, which belong to the reptilian order squamata. The majority of the lizard species in the state fall under a category known as skinks. Tennessee's lizards can be found in a variety of habitats and are as varied in appearance as they are in behavior and adaptat
How to Stamp on a Clay Pot

How to Stamp on a Clay Pot

When you make a handmade clay pot using terra cotta or ceramic clay, the pot can appear plain and drab unless you add decorative accents. One way to add accents onto your clay piece is to stamp into the clay before the clay pot is dried or fired. When you stamp into clay, you can create different pa
How to Use Malic Acid to Clean Pennies

How to Use Malic Acid to Clean Pennies

Tarnished pennies tend to turn dark and dingy. The build up can render the minting dates undecipherable, which is a nightmare to an avid collector. Soaking copper pennies in malic acid restores shine and luster. Malic acid reacts with metal oxide, rendering it soluble and removable. Natural apple ju
How Do Magnets Affect CDs & Audio Tapes?

How Do Magnets Affect CDs & Audio Tapes?

Magnets can destroy data. While this is certainly true of the floppy disc and some (very) old hard drives, you might wonder whether it's true of musical mediums such as cassette tapes and CDs. Well, floppy discs were vulnerable to magnetic force because they arranged the data magnetically. As such,