Many fish owners struggle with the formation of algae on their tanks. These small to large green spots of vegetation can be removed manually, but this can be a messy, unpleasant job. One alternative is to place an algae eater into the tank. Algae eaters garner their name because this small breed of
Commonly called milkweed or spurge, Euphorbia is a large, diverse and versatile genus that thrives in temperate, tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. With over 2,000 plants, Euphorbia includes flowering shrubs, vines, succulents, herbaceous plants, cacti and trees that are relatively easy t
Conditions Needed for EnergyA wind turbine gathers energy from the wind through the mechanical rotation of its blades. This is mechanically generated energy from kinetic energy that is then turned into electrical energy. Without the wind, the turbine produces no energy, and without the...
If you don't have any deicing products, you can make your own saline solution by mixing salt and water. Salt helps melt ice and snow by lowering the freezing point of water. However, salt and other deicing products may also damage your landscape and pollute the water supply, so use deicers sparingly
Colorful circles are a great addition to any craft project, whether it is a paper or fabric project. Circles can easily be added to your arts and crafts projects if you have the appropriate tools for the job. Many of the tools can be virtually cost-free, as they can be created from household materia
Computer-numerical-controlled routers can be used to engrave pictures into wood, metal or acrylic plates. This would have been near impossible when CNC interfaces were first introduced, because all coordinates and commands for the CNC had to be written and entered carefully and error-free into the i
Switchblades come in different shapes and sizes, but most fall into one of two categories. With an out-the-front, or OTF, switchblade, the blade pops out of the handle automatically when a lever is pushed or pulled or a button is depressed. A side out switchblade requires the user to manually open
Glass blocks are inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores. The blocks are even available with pre-drilled holes for lights There are many glass block projects for crafters looking to create a unique item to place in their living room or give as a memorable gift. Each piece ma
Homesteaders who mastered the art of blacksmithing utilized their skills to create utensils, pothooks, furniture, candle holders and more. The blacksmith's forge is where the fire is held for heating metal prior to shaping. The forge also includes the tuyeer, a passageway through which air moves. It
Chemical StructureGlycerin, known chemically as glycerol, is an alcohol-related substance resembling a thick or gelatinous liquid with a sweet taste. It is derived from propane, a common component of fossil fuels made of three carbon atoms and eight hydrogen atoms, and is created when...
There are many ways to merge stones and words to create artistic, natural crafts. Whether using small pebbles or large rocks, rough or smooth stones, integrating these two elements requires just a little creativity. Choose words that are meaningful to you or the occasion--simple ideas like "dream,"
The Experience Augmentation is used in Fable to increase the experience that you gain from defeating enemies, thus enabling you to level up your character faster, and achieve greater power in the game.
Crown molding can give even experienced carpenters trouble until they learn one simple trick. No matter what the corner, always measure the wall and mark that measurement along the bottom edge of the crown. This bottom edge will always be the same length as the wall you are applying it to, no matter
Computational chemistry is a mathematical method developed for both chemistry and organic chemistry principles to be automated onto a computer program. Computational chemistry gives insight into the qualitative and quantitative chemistry results by looking at the physical properties of a chemical an
Throughout history silver has always been favored over all other precious metals for articles of personal use. Gold is twice as heavy as silver, which makes it less practical and less affordable. England was the first country to produce more fine silver with practices, methods and customs place on i
The spring-powered Airsoft recreational gun uses the elastic potential energy of a spring to launch pellets. The Airsoft gun is safe because it cannot fire a shot, like electric or gas-powered Airsoft guns. Keeping spring Airsoft guns clean ensure they perform with greater accuracy and last longer.
The GoVideo VR3930 Player is a combination DVD and VCR recorder which allows you to transfer video from VHS to DVD in a single unit. This unit was designed to seamlessly record and play video from ether DVD or VHS sources -- without the need to change wired connections to the television or monitor s
Cow sculptures are common as both small pieces of art and large pieces of public art. Cities, such as Chicago and Milan, have asked artists to decorate cow sculptures. Regardless of size, the cow becomes the basic framework and the artistic decorations make the sculpture a unique piece of art. Selec
Mickey Mouse must make his way through the Cartoon Wasteland in "Epic Mickey" for the Nintendo Wii. This warped universe is filled with forgotten or retired cartoon characters from the world of Disney. Mickey will visit several different locations in this land, including Tomorrow City, where he must