Because of the large amount of magnification that devices with telescopic lenses use, images viewed through such equipment are frequently affected by shaking and movement. Whether using telescopic lenses with binoculars to view wildlife, or using a telescopic lens for photography, you can create you
The Douglas fir tree grows from California's Sierra Nevada region and northwest coast, northwards to upper British Columbia and throughout the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. The Douglas fir is not a true fir tree, such as a white fir, but belongs to a separate family of trees. The species is
A large species found naturally in tropical rain forests, the green tree python is also a popular pet. They feed primarily on nocturnal mammals and birds, but fall victim to the predation of large nocturnal raptors. With piercing eyes and the docile appearance of their resting pose, these snakes are
Historically, rustic furniture was made from whatever natural materials were in the greatest supply, often by poor people as items of trade for food or cash.More often than not, the basic material of rustic furniture was willow, although many other types of hard and softwood were also us
Metal springs and coils are easy to make with a few simple tools. You can incorporate them into a variety of craft projects such as mobiles and jewelry. You can create metal springs with any kind of malleable wire and in an assortment of diameters. Heavy wire is better for mobiles and other sculptur
Surface mount soldering is more complex than through-hole soldering, and it requires some different tools.soldering image by Bube from Fotolia.comSurface mount soldering involves placing and soldering very small chips and components onto circuit boards. The components are so small that...
A voltage regulator is a piece of equipment designed for the maintenance of a constant level of voltage. Several types of voltage regulators exist and each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Most voltage regulators work by using an internal fixed voltage as a reference to be compared to th
The Ordinance Survey is a system used by the United Kingdom that helps travelers and locals navigate around the country. Frequently called the National Grid, it is based on the traditional longitude and latitude system that North Americans are familiar with. A complex math formula exists that allows
You may have heard the term ski slope. A ski slope is part of a mountain that has an incline. Skiers move down the slope at varying speeds. The steeper the slope, the faster the skiers move. In mathematics, slope refers to the inclination of a line. Lines consist of points called x and y coordinates
Agar is a gelatinous substance derived from red seaweeds and used to cultivate microbiological specimens such as molds and bacteria. A flat plastic or glass petri dish is usually lined with a layer of agar that is then exposed to micro-organisms and then sealed. The exposed petri dishes are then lef
There are as many box-making projects as there are reasons to use a box. Boxes range from small (such as a jewelry box) to large (such as toy chests) and every size in between. Picking the perfect box for your needs is the first step in your box-making project.
Woodturning chisels are the single most important tool to a woodturner. There are many types of chisels in all kinds of shapes, and each one is designed for a different purpose. The chisel is the tool that actually cuts the wood as it is spinning on the lathe, and due to number of rotations of the w
Coal power provides electricity to the majority of the United States, but many parts of the country and all over the world rely on nuclear energy to supply electricity. Nuclear energy has different benefits that make it a better alternative than coal power, but this source of power also has its down
Wedgewood stoves trace their history back to James Graham in 1919, who founded a company to make stoves in California. From the founding through the 1950s, Wedgewood stoves came to mean a good quality stove that would last. Today Wedgewood stoves represent lasting value and an antique look for a mod
Phosphate a is commonly analyzed compound in water. Multiple methods are available to determine the phosphate concentration of water, but most rely on measuring the amount of light absorbed by the sample.
All animals need water to survive. This means that one of the best places to find animal tracks is in the soft earth near streams or lakes. Many animals also follow a migratory path or establish a territory for feeding. Their tracks help identify these areas. Fresh snow is also a good canvas for ani
Mushrooms are common fungi that resemble plants.fungi image by Igor Baryshev from Fotolia.comFungi are an important element of the natural environment. They aid in the decay of organic materials, making them especially important for enriching soil composition and enhancing plant growth....
The head of the U.S. Patent Office in 1899 uttered some memorable words: "All that can be invented, has been invented." The sentence has generated a great deal of mirth ever since. The 20th century was, in fact, an extremely fruitful time for inventions, not least of which involved the world of comm
Cutting a board diagonally on a table saw sounds easy -- until you lay the board on the table and realize you can't just set an angled fence and slide the board through the blade. Instead, you must use some method of holding the board at a precise angle as it moves through the blade. The longer the