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?
A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...
Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.
Back before the time of microwave dinners, a self-taught engineer experimented with magnetrons and candy bars.
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.
As in electrolysis, that is–the hair removal process involving mild doses of electrical current used to kill hair follicles.
Picture the large microwaves as a slinky, bouncing around in your microwave oven: the slinky isn’t about to fit through the little holes in the door.