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Single-malt scotch whiskey is the product of one specific distillery and has not been mixed with whiskey from any other distilleries. While there is no one way to drink single-malt whiskey, there are several steps you can take to learn to appreciate its particularly high quality and taste.
Every object that has a temperature above absolute zero emits electromagnetic radiation, or light. In space, countless celestial objects emit light ranging from low-energy radio waves to high-energy gamma waves. Visible light is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum, between these extremes, to wh
Moths are members of the insect order Lepidoptera, which also includes butterflies. They are primarily nocturnal -- and different species of moths feed on a variety of items, ranging from nectar to detritus. There are at least 150,000 species of moths in the world, many of which are yellow or brown.
Polystyrene FoamPolystyrene foam, often known as Styrofoam, is made from petroleum by-products called styrenes. The process of turning styrenes into foam is known as polymerization. First the styrene is infused with hydrocarbon gas, which causes the molecules to expand. The...
A rectangle is a quadrilateral with four angles equal to 90 degrees with opposite sides of this shape being parallel and equal to each other. To calculate the area of the rectangle, you need to multiply the width of the rectangle by its height. A diagonal is the line that divides the rectangle into
For many passionate and prolific woodworkers, a homemade dry kiln is a natural and useful complement to a home workshop. If your project volume is high enough (or your taste in wood expensive enough), the ability to dry your own raw lumber rather than paying premium prices for pre-processed wood can
Battery cell packs only last for a certain amount of time before they need repeatedly charging due to them going dead so quickly. Battery cell packs are made of individual rechargeable cells and have a chemical composition of nickel cadmium (NiCad), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), lithium-ion (L-ion) o
To get a glossy finish on a piece of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) you need to take your time to properly prepare the MDF. To do this, you need to paint, sand and polish the MDF to obtain a glossy finish. You can easily obtain a glossy finish by applying high-gloss paint. However, this typically d
Science experiments help children and young adults learn why things are the way they are or how things work. One popular experiment is using a potato to run a small LED lightbulb or clock. Contents of the potato help the small electronic item work and explain to the child scientist how electricity
The prevailing view among astronomers for many years has been that Jupiter has acted as our solar system's vacuum cleaner; its gravity attracts a high amount of periodic comets and decreases the likelihood of them impacting other planets. In the past few decades, advancements in the field of astron
Porosity in castings, including cast iron, is one of the most common complaints. Customers are often concerned about reliability and safety when castings have porosity. Engineers working with castings must understand the source of the porosity to prevent it. Machine parts, fabrications and forgings
A peninsula on the southern tip of the eastern U.S. coast, Florida is home to numerous life-supporting ecosystems. Examples include Florida's numerous springs emanating from the limestone rock, its sandy coastal areas or its expanse of swampland. Of these ecosystems, the swamps of the Everglades in
Chapati, an Indian flatbread similar to tortillas, traditionally accompanies curry dishes for use as a scoop to carry the food to your mouth. Though Indians often cook these types of unleavened breads in a skillet, you can bake them in the oven. Oven-baked chapatis resemble those baked in a clay tan
Ladybugs are beneficial insects that prey on garden pests like spider mites and aphids. When the weather gets cooler they may start to swarm around your home in search of warmth and light. Ladybugs can become a problem when they find their way inside your home through tiny cracks and openings. Once
Viewing space through a telescope is an amazing thing. There are trillions of stars in the vastness of space, meaning that there are trillions of little points of light for you to see. Although star viewing with the naked eye is quite an experience, viewing the sky through a magnifier is even better
Softer woods, such as pine, are often painted.wood image by Marvin Gerste from Fotolia.comHome-made items are not only more economical, but are a welcome gift from a friend. Or if you plan on keeping it and using it yourself, a sense of pride can be an even greater end result. Every time...
You make gold jewelry and now you have a collection of scrap gold. Pieces of accumulated scraps are sitting unused. Scrap gold pieces that are too small to use in a project can be turned into cash or credit for useful goods. Even the smallest piece of gold collected as dust sweepings from the studi
You can make a basic bow and arrow for surviving in the wilderness. This bow and arrow can be used to hunt small rabbits and other small game if your arrow is straight enough. But it may cause harm to other animals and people, so never aim it at anyone or any game you don't intend to eat.