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Presentation on topic Security Nigeria
 
What causes an electrical spark? Static Electricity South Africa
 
Comments after experiment Motion Lesotho
 
Experiment measured density Gravitation Nigeria
 
Changing voltage for record player Electricity UK
 
Top spin in golf with driver Physics Force USA
 
Is Camelot cookware dishwasher safe? Health USA
 
Cancelling loud noises from neighbor Sound USA
 
Finding pure nitrogen Chemistry USA
 
Reasons to study biographies Biographies Kenya
 
Suggested resource Education India
 
Suggested resource School for Champions USA
 
Suggested resource Aging USA
 
Suggested resource Health USA
 
Recommended Saw Palmetto brand Aging Ghana
 

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Presentation on topic

Security

September 15, 2018

Question

If Your Presentation Topic Is Security What Are You Going To Do?

Muhammad - Nigeria (28701)

Answer

If you are making a presentation on the topic of security, it is best to pick a specific area of security, such as home security, computer security, etc.

Then state the problems people may have with that type of threat to their security, and show ways for people to protect themselves.

I hope this helps in your presentation.

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What causes an electrical spark?

Static Electricity

September 13, 2018

Question

What courses the body to have electric spark?

zinhle - South Africa (28699)

Answer

Positive and negative electrical charges attract each other but are held back by the resistance in the atmosphere. When the pressure gets high enough to overcome the resistance, electrons jump toward the positive (+) area.

These electrons heat the air to an extremely high temperature, causing the spark. The noise occurs when the expanded air suddenly cools and collapses. This happens very rapidly.

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Comments after experiment

Motion

September 13, 2018

Question

how do we comments after the experiment of simple pendulum

motselisi - Lesotho (28700)

Answer

You can note the rate of motion and perhaps document if the rate changes with different bob weights.

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Experiment measured density

Gravitation

September 11, 2018

Question

Lord Henry Cavendish novel experiment was to determine the DENSITY of the EARTH, how come or what twist skewed DENSITY to GRAVITY?

My opinion is that the law of gravitational attraction was and still remains a beautiful mathematical abstraction but lacks an empirical adaptability. Matter does not attract except magnetic materials.

ONOIDE - Nigeria (28698)

Answer

The formulation of Newtonian gravity in terms of a gravitational constant did not become standard until long after Cavendish's time. Cavendish expressed his result in terms of the density of the Earth. Later authors reformulated his results in modern terms, including the gravitational constant G.

Yes, matter does attract other objects of matter. How else could you explain the attraction of Moon's gravitational forces on the ocean to create tides?

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Changing voltage for record player

Electricity

September 8, 2018

Question

Hi!

I have a quick question regarding conversion from US to UK for a Vinyl record player.

I recently bought a US record player designed to operate on 120 V 60Hz AC only.

I've tried asking a couple of people on electrician forums but i'm totally confused and don't completely understand this stuff.

I'm not sure if I need a transformer or what etc?

Do you have any advice? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,

Tamara - UK (28694)

Answer

You can purchase an inexpensive transformer to convert 240 to 120 V AC. But the other problem is that the turntable may run slower at 50 Hz.

Some transformers also can convert 60 Hz to 50 Hz. Otherwise you'd need to add an extra converter.

Best wishes in getting your turntable to work correctly.

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Top spin in golf with driver

Physics

September 6, 2018

Question

Hi.
How can you impart top spin with a driver so that it can roll farther?

Ted - USA (28692)

Answer

You probably want a top spin so that the ball will roll further. You can do that by either topping the ball when you hit it or by changing your stance such that you hit the ball on the upswing.

However, most golf experts say that you will get greater distance with a driver by hitting the ball flush.

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Is Camelot cookware dishwasher safe?

Health

September 1, 2018

Question

Can you please tell me if Camelot temp-tone cookware is dishwasher safe. Just remembered that I bought it over 40 years ago and never used it.

Jacquline - USA (28685)

Answer

Since the cookware is stainless steel, it should be dishwasher safe. Camelot is now owned by Regal Ware so you can get information from them.

You also can see questins about Camelot from the FixYa site.

40 years! You had better start using the cookware.

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Cancelling loud noises from neighbor

Sound

August 26, 2018

Question

Hi, I have a neighbor with some sort of device (water pump or air conditioner, not sure) that is on most hours of the day. I can't contact this neigbor since they live in a gated community behind my house. The frequency is 237 hz and very loud, seems to vibrate my walls sometimes. I get that noise cancellation is 180 degrees out of phase, so what frequency would I use to try to cancel this noise?
Thank you

kelsey - USA (28680)

Answer

I am sure that the constant noise is irritating to you. Although you can get noise cancellation headsets, trying to stop noise that causes your walls to vibrate is difficult if not impossible.

My suggestion is that you try to contact the home owner association of the gated community. Also, I'm sure that there are local regulations against such noise. Check with City Hall or local authorities.

Best wishes on solving your noise problem.

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Finding pure nitrogen

Chemistry

August 25, 2018

Question

Dear sir/madam
hi
My question is there any way to find that there is other material or products are in pure nitrogen.

Ben - USA (28679)

Answer

In any method of obtaining "pure" nitrogen, there are always some impurities. A primary method to find out if there are impurities and what they are is by heating the gas and using a spectrometer to see the composition of the material. Each element has a distinct spectral signature.

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Reasons to study biographies

Biographies

August 20, 2018

Question

hi i am student interested in studying biographies what are some of the theories i ca use to study a biography.

Dominic - Kenya (28671)

Answer

There are various reasons to study the biographies of famous people.

One reason is to get a good perspective of the history of the time that the person lived.

Another reason is to learn how the person succeeded. You can get lessons learned from the positive things the person did, as well as the mistakes he or she made.

Also, some well-written biographies are simply interesting to read.

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Suggested resource

Education

August 17, 2018

Question

We have a website called ZeduA (A to Z about 'edu'cation). It has information about 1.6 million schools present in India, Parents can search, compare and select the best schools for the kids.

We also have articles related to education, parenting tips, blogs on school projects and many more.

Can you add this under education resource? Link to our site is https://www.zedua.com

Thank you

Julie - India (28670)

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added a link to your page from Education Resources - Parents.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Suggested resource

School for Champions

August 9, 2018

Question

Good Afternoon Ron,

I hope your Thursday is going well. My name is Barry, and I'm reaching out on behalf of Guardian Protection Services, a home security and alarm company, which provides an extensive array of security and monitoring services to more than a quarter-million residential and commercial customers. 

I came across the Healthy Aging Resources page on the School for Champions website, located here: 
https://www.school-for-champions.com/aging/resources.htm#.W2shjvlKiUk

I was really impressed by the resources you have assembled here so far. As the page includes notable home safety resources for seniors, I was wondering if you would be open to including an additional resource regarding fall prevention?

If so, I'd like to suggest adding Guardian Protection Services's "Helping Prevent Falls in the Home" resource. This article provides a checklist to complete which helps you reduce the risk of falls in the home, another checklist regarding health-related fall prevention, and information regarding what to do after a fall. I believe this will be a valuable addition to the web page, because it is relevant to the other senior safety resources provided.

Below is the URL to the "Helping Prevent Falls in the Home" resource, if you'd like to share this with your community:
https://blog.guardianprotection.com/2018/06/13/helping-prevent-falls-in-the-home/

Would you be open to including this additional resource on the web page?

Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,
Barry

Barry - USA (28662)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link to the page from Healthy Aging Resources.

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Suggested resource

Aging

August 9, 2018

Question

Hi there!

Just came across your site. Great stuff. What do you think of adding the following article for your helpful resources on fall prevention?

https://www.seniorsafetyreviews.com/tips/5-biggest-causes-seniors-falling/

A little different angle than some of the other links already posted. Anyways. I hope it helps. Thanks for all your work.

Marc

marc - USA (28664)

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added the link to the Aging Resources page.

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Suggested resource

Health

August 7, 2018

Question

My team and I recently created a guide for families/households concerned with making their homes wheelchair accessible, and I thought it would be a helpful addition for your site's visitors if they find themselves in a similar situation.

When I'm not working with homes, I like to help people out with home-related questions, and I found a lot of guides covering this subject were either too thin or incomplete. I wanted to make something comprehensive that addresses every part of the house, inside and out, to show people that wheelchair accessibility is an achievable goal when approached systematically.

Thank you for your time, and please let me know if there's anything I can do on my end to help you out with this.

All the best,

Greg - USA (28660)

Answer

Sorry for the delay. I added a link to you page from Health Resources - Special needs - Disabilities.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Recommended Saw Palmetto brand

Aging

August 4, 2018

Question

Can you recommend any brand. I have taken several and is not working for me.

George - Ghana (28657)

Answer

Most brands of Saw Palmetto are very similar. You could compare prices to select the best one for you.

Saw Palmetto can give some relief from prostate problems, but it is not always effective for some people. It is usually used along with medications such as Tamsulosin (Flomax).

It is good to ask your doctor for suggestions to help your prostate problem.

Best wishes for helping your symptoms and for good health.

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