Features Hydro-Statics 101

When in equilibrium, liquid applies force to its container or any other material it comes in contact with. These fall into two types, hydrostatic load or outside force. The force applied by the liquid against a level wall is equivalent at every single point where it makes contact with the wall. Liquid in equilibrium will apply vertical pressure at

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Public Water Features Recorded by History

As originally conceived, fountains were designed to be practical, guiding water from streams or aqueducts to the residents of cities and villages, where the water could be utilized for cooking food, cleaning, and drinking. A supply of water higher in elevation than the fountain was required to pressurize the flow and send water squirting from the f

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International Getaways: Much Closer Than You Know

You might believe a 3-day weekend is too short to travel internationally. Not so. Actually, lots of foreign destinations are close enough to be a viable three-day weekend trip. Below are spots perfect for an epic long weekend you won’t soon forget. Montreal, Quebec French-inspired old-world elegance is combined with all the conveniences of a

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Historic English Monastic Gardens

English monastic gardens left are vestiges and limited reliable records behind. he planting and arrangement showing the cloisters containing a herbarium and a conduit—with the fish-pond, orchard, and vineyard outside the walls is presented in twelfth-century plan of Canterbury, but it merely provides a general concept of the garden. But ther

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Historic English Monastic Gardens

English monastic gardens left are vestiges and limited reliable records behind. he planting and arrangement showing the cloisters containing a herbarium and a conduit—with the fish-pond, orchard, and vineyard outside the walls is presented in twelfth-century plan of Canterbury, but it merely provides a general concept of the garden. But ther

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