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How to Read the Leaderboard in Golf

Golf is game of numbers. Lots of numbers. This becomes evident when looking at a golf tournament leaderboard. There are all kinds of information posted on a leaderboard, informing the audience exactly of what is happening on the golf course at any given moment. Not all leaderboards look the same, and some include statistics that […]



How to Read a Canceled Check

A canceled check is a check that’s been paid by the bank. Some banks include copies of canceled checks with monthly statements sent to customers. Others make the front and back of checks available online. Canceled checks are a convenient way for you to reconcile your check register with your bank statement and help ensure […]



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’ […]



Can an iPad Read Text Files?

Your iPad’s native operating system software, called iOS, can read several different types of text files in preview mode. This means you can open text document attachments directly from your email app and read them without additional software. You can also preview Internet-based files in many cases. Additional apps can extend the number of file […]



How to Read a Tab Delimited File in PHP

Text files often store data that you want to read and use with a PHP script. These files are typically either comma-delimited, tab-delimited or use a fixed field width. You can read a tab-delimited file into PHP by reading the contents into a variable, splitting the variable into individual lines or records and splitting each […]



How to Read a Lung CT Scan

A computed axial tomography scan, better known as a CAT scan or CT scan, is used to image the internal organs of the body using multiple x-ray beams taken successively from multiple angles. A lung CT scan is used to diagnose and monitor diseases that may have a nonspecific appearance on conventional chest x-ray. Doctors […]



How to Read a Quickvue Pregnancy Test

Doctors’ offices often use Quickvue pregnancy tests to confirm early pregnancy results. Many women prefer to get results in the comfort of their own homes, and Quickvue kits can be purchased for home use. This test is considered 99 percent accurate. It can be taken as little as seven days after becoming pregnant. However, most […]



How to Calculate MPH by Reading Your Tachometer

A tachometer is a piece of equipment which measures the rotational speed — specifically, revolutions per minute or RPM — of a rotating disk, such as a car tire. Although RPM speed figures can sometimes be useful, more people will be able to understand and use their miles per hour equivalents. With this in mind, […]



How to Read Urine Reagent Strips

Medical workers use dry reagent strips, or “dipsticks,” to detect excretions in the urine that indicate disease. Different strips can test for different excretions–and therefore different diseases, from inadequate insulin to cancer. Test strips come in containers with color charts to which you would compare the test strip. They also come with color charts on […]



How to Read Sonograms

You may see sonograms of friends and family online, or pictures of celebrities getting an ultrasound. You or someone close to you has probably had one. How are those pictures taken, and is it more than just a black-and-white blur? Sonograms, like this picture of a baby, are taken with sound waves using an ultrasound […]



How to Read Illegible Handwriting

Transcribing notes from meetings, making corrections to reports and returning phone calls at work are tasks that take enough time without having to decipher a co-worker’s illegible handwriting on top of it. Use these strategies to help read the words even when the person isn’t around to help you translate them. Find words through out […]



How to Read an Air Fuel Gauge

When an engine is running there is a ratio of air (or O2) to the fuel that’s being burned. In order to reach an ideal power output, an engine has to have the right blend of oxygen and fuel vapor to create the internal combustion. An air fuel gauge records this ratio and puts it […]



How to Speed Read With a Kindle

The Kindle, an e-reader from Amazon, displays e-books on an E Ink display. You flip pages using two buttons located on each side of the device and can make minor changes to the book, such as increasing the font size and changing the screen orientation. Speed reading, the act of reading text quickly, is different […]



How to Read a Stock Ticker

Edward Calahan invented the stock ticker in 1863 and the New York Stock Exchange installed the first stock ticker in 1867. Messengers used to run price updates from the exchanges to brokers’ offices prior to the ticker. You may spot stock tickers scrolling across financial websites or on digital displays inside and outside financial buildings. […]



How to Read a MRI

MRI stand for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRIs offer an excellent look at the anatomy and tissues inside a person’s body, with a level of detail that is far better than other methods such as X-rays or ultrasound. One advantage of an MRI is that it is able to take many images from different areas, as […]



What Is the Optimal Blood Pressure Reading?

High Blood Pressure–also known as hypertension–refers to increased pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is created by the heart when it pumps blood through the arteries and circulatory system. It is also created by the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. The systolic, which is […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]