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Posts tagged microwaves

August 19, 2014

 

microwave light pours out in mesh pattern

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

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.

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Police Radar Guns

When the microwaves hit the front of an oncoming car, some of them are reflected back into the radar gun.

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

 

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

Microwaves are low energy electromagnetic waves that have so little energy they can’t trigger chemical reactions in the molecules they encounter.

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