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Posts tagged microwave oven

August 17, 2016

 

Microwave ovens heat up water to cook food.

Metal in the Microwave

Microwave ovens are wonderful, revolutionary cooking devices. But there are some things that you cannot, or should not, do with microwaves.

February 17, 2014

 

This is a close-up of a DVD that's been zapped by microwaves.

Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous?

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

August 15, 2012

 

Fresh out of the oven! This chicken has just been taking out of the oven and will increase in temperature.

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

 

Have you tried the tea cup experiment at home?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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