Submitted by Stuart Broz on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:05am
Over at Gizmodo, there's an article about calculating the speed of light by melting chocolate in your microwave oven. Basically, you remove the spinny-thing from your microwave and begin to melt some chocolate in it. Take out the chocolate, and measure the distance between the melty-points. This is the half the wavelength of the microwaves in your oven. Why half? Think of a sinusoidal wave. One of the melty spots is a peak and the next is a low point and the next is another peak.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 3:23pm
I'm a big fan of popcorn. It is fast and simple to make. It is tasty. It can be eaten on its own or with a wide variety of flavorings. It's a versatile snack.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 9:57pm
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 1:28am
Over on Slashfood yesterday, Sara Bonisteel wrote about Wylie Dufresne's use of the microwave oven. One of the world's top chefs embraces the use of the common microwave? Shocking?