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Properties of Composite Material and Their Application

A composite material is made up of two components that have distinct mechanical and molecular qualities. When they're combined, they make a product that is tailored to a particular project.14:51 Wed 15th Sep 2021

Kindle E-reader Questions

Welcome to The AnswerBank's Kindle Question Round-up. Here we've pulled together a selection of the most common questions and queries about the Kindle (and other E-readers!). "I'm Not Convinced a Kindle or E-reader is For Me": A discussion on the utility and usability of the Kindle. Some are unsure as to why they ...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em, Part 2

In the first article we covered the history of Hold ‘Em, as well as the betting structures for different Hold ’Em variants. In this article we will look at how the play of the hand works.How to Play the Hand: Hole Cards, Pre-Flop, Flop, Turn and RiverAfter the blinds are in place, the game will begin with the deale...16:26 Fri 09th Jul 2010

How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em, Part 3

In this article we will cover hand rankings.Before we go ahead, here is a list of what words/symbols relate to what I say in this article:H = Hearts            K = King D = Diamonds     Q = Queen S = Spades      &nb...16:26 Fri 09th Jul 2010

How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em, Part 1

Texas Hold ‘Em is a poker game variant that gained tremendous popularity in the 2000’s due to extended exposure on television and the internet. The game is now played in casinos across the globe and is the most popular poker game in the world. There are three main variations of Hold ‘Em poker – limit, no-limit ...15:56 Fri 09th Jul 2010


Dyson is one of the most recognised brands in the world. Its main products are vacuum cleaners that use cyclonic separation. From the first upright vacuum cleaner launched in 1993 there is now a whole range of Dyson products including several types of upright and cylinder cleaner, washing machines and hand driers.The f...15:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Schweppes is one of the most well recognised beverage brands in the world. The 'Schweppes' product range now includes: its classic 'Schweppes' Lemonade; original 'Schweppes' Bitter Lemon; 'Schweppes' Indian Tonic Water; 'Schweppes' Ginger Ale; 'Schweppes' Soda Water; 'Schweppes' Russchian (perfect mixed with Vodka) and...14:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Computer Active

Computer Active is the UK’s most accessible guide to buying and getting the most from the latest technology. The website is updated daily and gives free access to a wide range of step-by-step guides, reviews, PC help topics, video tutorials, news stories, exclusive offers, competitions and more. Computer Active is a ...16:39 Wed 26th May 2010

Getting to Grips With eBay

eBay has become the world’s number one jumble sale – if you’re looking for something peculiar there is a safe bet your desire will be sated by eBay, if you’re willing to look hard enough. For those that don’t know, eBay is an auction site which offers you the chance to pick up second-hand...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Political Party Websites

Political Party Websites If you’re looking for information on a party or a policy then visiting a political party website will provide you with plenty of information. Visiting a party’s website can also give you a great insight into who they are, how they work and what they stand for. These websites a...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Cleaning Air Conditioning Can Avoid Nasty Surprise

A leading car producer has commented that making sure air conditioning systems are regularly cleaned and used throughout the year can avoid a "nasty surprise" when switching them on in the summer. The manufacturer's outlets provide a service which gets rid of odours and cleans out contamination that has buil...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

How does Glue work

Q. How does glue work A. If you look at most surfaces through a microscope, you will find that they are not smooth. What an adhesive does is work to fill in the gaps and build a bridge between two01:00 Thu 03rd Oct 2002

On the nation's "50 coolest brands"

What is cool Like the man said when asked for a definition of jazz -- if you have to ask, you'll never know. Happily, today there's an alternative. You can ask the Superbrands organisation and their01:00 Thu 15th Aug 2002

Calling all men: How to shave

The average man will spend over 3,000 hours of his life shaving. A couple of minutes spent reading this article should make those hours a little more bearable - and more effective. The average face01:00 Thu 30th May 2002

What happens when a plane is hit by lightning

asks Pathfinder:A. It's estimated that most commercial planes are lightly struck by lightning at least once a year. Q. Why so frequently A. Bigger commercial planes can trigger lightning by simply01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

Is there evidence that weather affects our moods

Asks Ursula:A. Yes, there has been quite a lot of research into this. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - or winter blues, in particular, has come in for a lot of attention because so many people in01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

Why do we laugh at jokes

asks jaysway:A. To find out where laughter comes from, scientists studied chimpanzees - they make a noise which is similar to laughter when they are tickled or playing. Because apes have this01:00 Mon 15th Apr 2002

What is the latest evidence for life on Mars

asks Mayastar:A. Researchers who are looking at the data from the Pathfinder mission to Mars in 1997 believe that there may be chlorophyll in the soil close to the landing site. Q. How can they01:00 Mon 15th Apr 2002

Will it ever be possible to 'grow' meat rather than get it from animals

asks Miss Don:A. Yes, it may be possible, according to a recent report in New Scientist. Scientists from Touro College in New York have been trying to find an alternative source of food for01:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

How can you cut out noise from an outside source such as a noisy road

asks modge:A. There may be a way. A new invention was reported in New Scientist recently. It's called the Silence Machine and may be the answer to the sound of a road drill or thumping bass from a01:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

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