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How to Read Down Syndrome Markers on an Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Down syndrome markers are indications, on an ultrasound, that a fetus may have down syndrome. Down syndrome markers found on ultrasounds are controversial, because the markers may occur in fetuses without down syndrome. The markers are not always reliable. Common markers used to identify down syndrome include echogenic bowel, echogenic intracardiac focus, dilation of the […]



How to Build a Card Reader

Have you ever sat there looking at your credit card or driver’s license and wondered what on earth could be stored on that tiny magnetic strip? Now you can find out for yourself by building your own magnetic strip card reader at home for less than $30 and it will connect to your personal computers’ […]



How to Read the Lines on a Heart Monitor

You may not be a cardiologist, but you can glean a certain amount of information from the lines on an electrocardiogram (EKG). Still, it’s important to leave the true reading and diagnosis to trained healthcare providers whose profession it is to detect abnormal sinus rhythms. Deciphering peaks and valleys Compare your EKG to the normal […]



How to Read a Vernier Scale on the Theodolite

Perhaps you have seen a team of surveyors decked out in their orange vests along the roadside viewing the land through what looks like a telescope. That telescope is actually a theodolite, a tool used to measure angles that is not exclusive to surveying crews. Since the 17th century, theodolites have been the primary tool […]



How to Read Shop Drawings

Shop drawings are blueprints designed for construction purposes. Shop drawing language incorporates the use of various numbers, symbols and abbreviations that make it difficult for a layperson to read. Architects, engineers and construction professionals master the language to keep shop drawing measurements and blueprints universal. Lay people can begin reading shop drawings after comprehending several […]



How to Read Bus Time Schedules

Getting around a strange city without a car can be a simple task when you’re equipped with a map of the area’s bus routes. A glance at a bus timetable can leave uninitiated riders scratching their heads trying to decipher a checkerboard of times and places. Finding your destination on the chart along with the […]



How to Read the Pressure on a Car Air Conditioner

A car air conditioner is a complicated component system of your vehicle. Although it does not affect the overall operation of a car, the air conditioning unit plays an important role in the level of comfort you experience while driving in extremely warm temperatures. The air conditioner does impact and communicate with other systems in […]



How to Read Bond Quotes

Because corporate and municipal bonds tend to trade less frequently than current United States Treasury issues, investors should proceed with caution when reading bond quotes. In addition, because bonds tend to trade in institutional amounts of $500,000 or more, quoted prices for smaller individual amounts may be very different. Much of a bond’s value comes […]



How to Read a Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer measures the sugar solution used in cooking candy. There are three kinds of candy thermometers. The dial thermometer has a round face with a needle that points to the temperature. The glass thermometer contains liquid that rises as the solution grows hotter. It looks like a weather thermometer. The digital thermometer, with […]



How to Read a Radon Detector

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas typically found in basements or areas of a home that are beneath the ground. Radon is also the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meters typically range in cost from $20 to […]



How to Read Corporate Tax Returns

Corporate tax returns appear in the same format as other financial data, making it difficult for uninformed readers to comprehend the information. Corporate tax returns are comprised of a variety of financial and informational data. Understanding the tax return helps you assess the financial condition of a corporation, in addition to its size, affiliations and […]



My Saltwater Pool Does Not Have a Chlorine Reading

Saltwater generators use dissolved salt in the pool water to create free chlorine that cleans the pool. The chlorine level in a saltwater pool should be around 1 part per million (ppm). If your saltwater pool is not reading any chlorine in the water, don’t swim in the pool. You’ll need to troubleshoot why the […]



How Do I Add a Tarot Card Reading to My Website?

Even if you’re a total novice when it comes to designing a website or a blog, you can add a free tarot card reading to your website very quickly and easily if you already know — or can learn — to cut and paste. Before you begin, however, take a look at a variety of […]



How to Take an Infant’s Blood Pressure Reading

If your child was born premature, had a stay in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit or has had RSV or any other illness that can affect his blood pressure level, you may be asked to measure your baby’s blood pressure. Taking a baby’s blood pressure can be hard because babies squirm and the process is […]



Foods to Increase Reading Comprehension or Memory

Reading comprehension can be defined as understanding fully the context and meaning of sentences and written works. Many aspects of reading comprehension involve healthy oral, cognitive and auditory skills. Another related, but independent, variable is memory. Memory helps augment a person’s reading comprehension skills. To increase both reading comprehension and memory, there are certain foods […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



What Is a Normal Pulse Oximetry Reading?

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly measures levels of hypoxia. The device senses levels of oxygen saturation in arterial blood using spectral analysis, along with pulse rate. Generally, oximeters are accurate in measuring oxygen saturation between 70 and 100 percent. Significance A pulse oximeter is a medical device that measures levels of […]