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Posts tagged microwave oven

February 17, 2014

 

Close-up of a crackled DVD that's been in the microwave

Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous?

A Moment Of Science takes a scientific look at an old myth.

August 15, 2012

 

roasted chicken on cutting board

How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

February 20, 2012

 

tea cups of all different sizes

Boiling Tea: Mystery Solved!

A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...

February 22, 2011

 

retro microwave oven

How Do Microwaves Heat Up Food?

Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.

February 20, 2007

 

a black microwave plugged into an outlet

The Birth of the Microwave

Back before the time of microwave dinners, a self-taught engineer experimented with magnetrons and candy bars.

September 27, 2003

 

Metal in the Microwave

Besides preventing the microwaves from reaching and heating up the food it conceals, aluminum foil tends to give off sparks that might start a fire.

September 27, 2003

 

Electrolysis

As in electrolysis, that is–the hair removal process involving mild doses of electrical current used to kill hair follicles.

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