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How to Read a First Response EPT

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG levels in […]



How to Read a Weighing Scale

There are several different types of weighing scales, all used to weigh different things. The easiest kind to read is the digital scale, but an older scale can involve slides, rotating needles and multiple measurements that need to be added together. Learning to decipher all types of scale readings can help in classes, jobs and […]



How to Read From an Input Stream in Java

The Java language provides a range of standard functions for input and output. You can easily make use of these functions within your programs, allowing you to process input from external resources, such as files. Using the Input Stream classes in Java, your programs can read data from a specified location. The InputStream class itself […]



How to Evaluate Writing Readability in Microsoft Word

How readable is your writing? To make your writing more useful to your readers, you can check the readability level of your writing with a simple Microsoft Word tool. This tool measures your document’s readability by assigning it what is called a Flesch-Kincaid score. Open Microsoft Word. Click Tools and select Options. In the dialogue […]



How to Read a CNC Blueprint

One of the most important aspects of a machinist’s career is the ability to read blueprints and calculate the necessary operations to be performed on a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine. CNC machines use the information on the blueprint to cut and shape various types of materials, including metals, wood and plastic. With experience and […]



How to Read Pulmonary Function Test Results

A pulmonary function test, or a spirometry test, is used to evaluate your lungs’ airflow and capacity. During the test, you breathe into a device called a spirometer in a variety of ways, including both forced and rapid breathing. The spirometer records the rate and amount of air you breathe. Spirometry tests are used to […]



How to read a web page using Python

This will show you how to read a web page from a python script given a URL. Install the python builder from here. It is free. http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5.2/ After you have installed Python you can run it from the start menu Python 2.5 – IDLE (Python GUI) Once the application opens, it looks like notepad. Select […]



How to Read Music Notes for Snare Drum

A snare drum is one that’s usually small in size. It’s often used in a marching band for a drummer to carry at his side. It’s called a snare drum because it has snares that line the lower head, and they reverberate for sound effect. Reading musical notes is something that one should ideally understand […]



How to Set Up an RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed is an incredibly powerful way to share your website or blog’s content with new and loyal readers. Many online publishing platforms incorporate a method of publishing an RSS feed; if your site doesn’t, use a third-party option to set up your RSS feed. Google FeedBurner, FeedBeater and Feedity all provides […]



How to Read Email Using VBA

Knowing how to read email through a Microsoft Access application using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can help you make applications more user-friendly. Microsoft Access is a relational database management system often used for small, local databases. Outlook is an email management system included in the Microsoft Office suite. VBA is a computer programming language. […]



How Do Vending Machines Read Money?

If phones are smart then vending machines are brilliant. Vending machines have been reading money, making change and selecting the correct product since the late 19th century, dispensing soda, snacks and other sundries. Reading money Pre-digital vending machines used a magnetic head to read the ink on a dollar bill. They also identified coins by […]



How do I Read Metal Fabrication Blueprints?

Large buildings contain steel skeletons. Every “bone” or piece of steel carries a piecemark, or label, to differentiate it from the others. Each piece of steel started as a single blueprint, or detail drawing, before becoming part of the whole. A detailer labored over that drawing, providing hole sizes, dimensions, and carefully labelling each and […]



Activities Children Can Do After Reading a Story

Reading improves children’s overall literacy, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, but you can extend their skills with follow-up activities. The literacy activities you do after reading a story should relate back to the plot, characters, information or meaning of the story. Activities also can focus on specific reading skills, such as recalling details and reading the […]



How to Read a W-2

Employers are required to file a Form W-2 for each employee who earns more than $600 for services performed during the year. This government form reports the employee’s annual wages and any taxes withheld, and is used for annual tax filing purposes. The IRS requires that employers distribute a copy of Form W-2 to each […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



How to Read a Geiger Counter

A Geiger counter detects ionizing radiation such as beta and gamma particles, and some models also detect alpha particles. The primary component of the Geiger counter is a tube filled with a gas that conducts electricity when struck by radiation. This allows the gas to complete an electrical circuit. This typically includes moving a needle […]



How to Read Chords on Sheet Music

Chords are combinations of three or more notes from a scale that form the harmony of a song when played together. Chords are often used by piano players and guitarists to accompany singers or instruments playing a melody line. A lot of sheet music comes in piano/vocal editions, which includes the lyrics of a song, […]



How to Read a Tire Gauge

Maintaining a tire’s air pressure will ensure that the tire will operate at its peak efficiency. A tire gauge is used to measure this pressure. Most tire gauges provide two different units of measure: psi and kPa. The term psi, or pound-force per square inch, is the unit of measure most commonly associated with automobile […]



How to Read Blueprints of Buildings

Blueprints are a set of drawings that guide architects and builders on how to construct a building. Because buildings are large, blueprints are drawn to scale, meaning they are drawn smaller than the actual building measurements but are drawn in correct proportion to each other. Blueprints are often created using computer assisted design, or CAD, […]