Basic soldering techniques in the electronics industry
By: Natalie Ivanov
I have the pleasure of being married to an Electronics Engineer. There are always projects on the go and on many occasions I have to identify components as my eyes are younger and stronger. Along with this, I often have to help with some...
How long is a fortnight?
By: Jade Jumbo
Many of the other writers have stated that a fortnight is generally thought of as fourteen nights / fifteen days and, as a general rule, I would agree with them. Where I live, in northern Spain, the phrase 'quince dias', fifteen days, would seem to...
By: James Angel
Properties of Matter [Our basic existence] [article one] Isn't it humerus that we live in a world of complete and utter chaos. Our entire existence is built upon a random sequence of events it would appear. However, how can we say this, thus, our...
By: Dan Hiland - 512667
Custom Thermoforming: A Viable Alternative to Accepted Technology Custom thermoforming is the process of heating a thin plastic sheet to the point where it can be pressed, folded, and trimmed to form any conceivable shape or package. Due to the versatility of the thermoforming method...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The last time U.S. astronauts landed on the moon was 11 December 1972, in an act of exploratory courage avoided for the next thirty-nine years. That era's space travelers didn't stay very long, and by all appearances the next trip won't be for a...
By: Bhavya Dabas
Let's start with the basics. The structure of an atom. An atom is the smallest constituent of any element, like gold, or oxygen, or carbon. It's the smallest piece that you can cut a silver leaf into, so that it is still silver. If you...
Understanding static electricity
By: Effie Moore Salem
Static electricity is an electric current that is not moving as it ordinarily moves in an alternating AC or direct current DC. It is caused when two insulator surfaces as shoes and carpet, hair and cap, etc,. each with a different number of protons and...
By: John Traveler
Just about everything in the universe, every clump of matter, every molecule, every atom, exhibits a property known as static electricity. But what exactly is static electricity? Where does it come from, and what causes the effect? By 600 BCE, naturalists discovered that if you...
By: Nan C Avery
The great golfer, Lee Trevino, was playing in the Western Open, when a bolt of lightning struck him. He suffered injuries to his spine. He had surgery and eventually could play golf again. Why was he struck by lightning? Electrons are free roaming; in other...
Understanding static electricity
By: Brian Dodson
If, on a dry day, you shuffle your feet on a carpet and then touch a doorknob, you will often feel a shock. The shock is caused by static electricity suddenly leaving your body. Other examples of the effects of static electricity include lightning, hair...

 

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