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Posts tagged microwaves

June 9, 2017

 

From NASA: The entire galaxy essentially acts as an astronomical laser that beams out microwave emission rather than visible light (hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’).

IRAS 16399-0937, The Megamaser Galaxy

What's the difference between a maser and a laser?

January 30, 2017

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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