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Families who purchase infant formula know that it does not take long for formula cans to accumulate. You can convert those empty cans into something decorative, useful or a combination of the two. Craft ideas for formula cans range from containers for plants to toys to organizational tools. Recyclin
Pegboard is commonly found in woodshops, garages and basements to store woodworking tools such as wrenches, saws, and hammers. Pegboard is a Masonite board with evenly spaced holes that is affixed to a wall. Pegboard clips will not hold all the tools that the craftsman needs, such as glue. However,
Termites are social insects that can be found in most parts of the world. Though they are largely known for the destructive behavior in relation to wood structures, termites are involved with many other aspects of human life. These roles vary from being part of many culture's diets, to possibly shed
Mortise and tenon joints have been a staple of woodworking for many years. These simple joints consist of a rectangular or square hole in one board (referred to as a mortise), with a matching pin (called a tenon) in the other board. Traditionally, the tenon was held in place in the mortise with a pi
Pewter miniatures are commonplace in tabletop wargaming, where armies of tiny painted figures face off across battlefields of carefully sculpted foam terrain. Pewter is an easy material to work with, having a much lower melting point than most metals; it can become liquid with only the heat produced
When settlers crossed the great Midwest expanse in the 19th century, they plowed millions of acres of prairie to grow crops in the rich, black dirt. The systematic conversion of this unique ecosystem forever altered the topography, hydrology and biodiversity of the entire region. Today, many communi
A model rocket is a real rocket, but smaller in scale.rocket image by Andrey Rakhmatullin from Fotolia.comModel rocketry has always been a fascinating hobby for devotees. A model rocket motor is not a toy, but rather a real rocket, producing thrust. Many rocket engines, however, are not...
By observing galaxies, Hubble discovered that the Universe is expanding.galaxy image by Sergey Galushko from Fotolia.comAstronomical discoveries by various cultures go back to ancient times. Hellenic Greeks, who distinguished between stars and planets and formulated the laws of motion,...
The axial skeleton is so called because if forms the axis, or center, around which the body is aligned.Charles Nesbit/Lifesize/Getty ImagesThe human skeleton is divided into two parts, the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton forms the central core of the human...
Nuclear energy is a term that's bandied about almost casually today. It's something wondrous that can shape the world, while at the same time is something that holds the potential for great destruction. Many people don't even know what nuclear power is or where it comes from. However, this form of e
Water decks in the "Yu-Gi-Oh!" card game revolve around the water aspect found on many monster cards. Water-aspected creatures possess the ability to remove opposing threats from the field by sending them back to an opponent's hand. These decks win by removing all blockers and attacking an opponen
In the modern world, navigating by starlight is becoming a lost art. With the advent of global positioning systems, or GPS, and mapping services, being able to read the stars to tell which direction you're headed may not seem relevant. However, it can prove useful in survival situations, and it's ev
Metal detectors can suffer from vibration, interference and mineral false positives.detector de metales image by Marco Antonio Fdez. from Fotolia.comMetal detectors use electromagnetic fields to detect various types of metal that are out of sight, most often buried in the ground. These...
Satellites are classed as either natural or artificial.satellite orbiting earth and moon image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.comMillions of objects orbit Earth. One is large and obvious, while many more lurk largely unseen. Earth has one natural satellite, thousands of artificial...
Millenia ago, hunting and gathering was the only means of finding food to eat. Now we have hypermarkets. But foraging for wild food--in particular, mushrooms--is back in fashion, as people look to reconnect with nature and their past. Bands of mycophiles are regularly seen roaming wooded areas in se
The cells of living organisms are of two basic types; prokaryotic and eukaryotic. The prokaryotic cell, the simpler type, is characteristic of organisms like bacteria and blue-green algae. The eukaryotic cell, the more complex type with internal structures called organelles, is typical of the vast m