Author: Staff Writer

When you want to control the speed of a motor, one of the first controls that come to mind is a potentiometer. Potentiometers let you continuously adjust a setting by allowing you to choose any point between two extremes, usually an upper and lower limit. A potentiometer works by balancing electrical resistance between different points in a circuit. When the wiper moves from one terminal toward another, current flows through a varying amount of resistance. The result is that voltage at the terminals changes and triggers an output response from another part of the circuit. Potentiometers are frequently used as…

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There’s so much to love about the Great Blue North, but perhaps the most famous — and challenging — a piece of trivia about Canada involves smashing a diamond with a hammer. Great Canadian Questions is an initiative by Historica Canada that invites Canadians to test their knowledge of the country and its history. Ask anyone about how many provinces there are in Canada, or where the city of Montreal is located, and you’re likely to get answers that range from correct up to somewhere south of crazy town. Let’s see if you can smash a diamond with a hammer…

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Welding is a great way to get an entry-level job in manufacturing. It’s also a challenging job with many hazards. As with any dangerous job, it’s important that we understand the risks of welding so that we can take precautions and protect ourselves as much as possible. When you think of welding, you probably picture someone in goggles and a face mask blowing on a piece of hot metal and then giving it another blast when it doesn’t cool down properly the first time. But there’s more to it than that. Welding exposes you to numerous toxic chemicals, ultraviolet rays,…

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The Republican Party has fallen into a trap of its own making. By pandering to the far right, they’ve allowed a hyper-partisan distortion of reality to flourish around Capitol Hill. Reality is not kind to Republicans these days. Their numbers have been steadily decreasing for years, and the party’s support base continues to shrink as time goes on. Some might suggest this is because the modern Republican Party no longer stands for anything positive or worthwhile. In fact, there are some who would go so far as to say that the current state of affairs has been purposefully engineered by…

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Love is a word we hear often but might not know what it means. Everyone wants and needs love, but too few people know how to express it properly. Learning about and understanding love is one of the most important things in life. If you’re struggling with how to show love to your family or friends, or just how to find it in yourself, read our article on why we should love one another and the power of love. Love isn’t something you can see or touch; it’s an invisible feeling that helps us grow as human beings. There are…

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Creating a fluffy, light sweet treat is as easy as using a blender. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make cotton candy at home, it’s as easy as blending raw sugar and additives. This version of homemade cotton candy uses raw sugar and honey instead of expensive artificial flavors. Read on to learn how to make cotton candy with a blender and the best natural ingredients for an easy sweet treat that is much healthier than the carnival version. Reducing the fat content of this DIY cotton candy recipe means that it’s not quite as soft and fluffy…

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It’s almost time for the Olympics and that means it’s also time to get your home or office ready for patriotism. One of the most common ways to show your support for national pride is by hanging a flag on your wall. A flag is an excellent way to decorate an unoccupied wall without taking up too much space, but how can you hang it in there without creating any holes in the wall? Unfortunately, many people don’t know how you can hang a flag on a wall without leaving any evidence of its presence. However, with just a little…

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In the past few years, smartwatches have become more ubiquitous. These devices combine the best aspects of a smartphone with features that are useful for monitoring fitness and staying on top of notifications. Smartwatches are convenient because they make it possible to do things like check the time, receive alerts and monitor your activity all while keeping your phone tucked away in a pocket or bag. However, there’t one downside of smartwatches is their limited usage. It’s not as simple as just checking the time on your smartwatch; you have to open the app and navigate through multiple screens before…

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It’s that time of the year again, and we’re all thinking about all the festivities coming our way. Worry not, if you are one of those who have been stressing over whether you should capitalize ‘Holiday’ or not. The good news is, that there are no fixed rules here. There might be some general formats for writing and using words but, as with every other grammar rule, there are exceptions to them too. Sometimes writers choose to break the norms to keep things interesting and fresh. However, if you are new to this whole world of grammar thing and are…

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The idea of being a cog in the wheel and working at a job forever doesn’t appeal to everyone. If you’re ambitious, eager to learn new things, and see yourself as more than just a regular employee, then getting promoted at your Amazon warehouse is something you should aspire to. Whether you work directly with customers or not, there are plenty of opportunities for employees to advance their careers at Amazon.com. The company offers several different promotions within its different areas from entry-level roles to management positions. With so many different ways to grow your career as an Amazon employee,…

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