Microwave Oven

Use Your Microwave to Calculate the Speed of Light

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.

Thoughts on Popcorn

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.

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The Microwave Oven

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?

Not really.

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