The Backyard Scientist’s slow motion series is always fun because they’re just quick and easy experiments that show off cool tricks you can do at home (don’t do it at home). This time he makes plasma with a microwave oven transformer (which creates a super cool arc of plasma around the blue bolt of electricity) and…
Despite the lingering smell it leaves in the break room at work, microwaveable popcorn bags are truly one of humanity’s more ingenious inventions. But if you feel guilty about tossing that paper bag afterwards, or all the mysterious chemicals they use to simulate butter, try this re-useable silicone microwaveable…
You've done this. I've done this. We've all done this before. Daniel Koren completely nails the hilarious truth about using the microwave late at night and how our initial goodwill for silence is negated by our stupidity and desire for hot food. We all start out as a do good superhero and end up as his goofy klutz…
After watching this video I feel like the best microwave I've ever used sucked very badly. What you see here is a concept for the Heat Map Microwave, which would have a built-in IR camera on top and a screen on the front, effectively allowing you to see exactly when your food has been heated all the way through. Get…
You can probably find a microwave in almost every kitchen across the country, but not everyone is using it to its max potential. This collection of microwave tips and tricks will ensure you put those radio waves to good use.
We're all familiar with the classic springtime tradition of sending Peeps to their noble deaths via microwave, but that's getting a bit old. How about a total vacuum instead?
To pump out all the radio-frequency signals that let you make phone calls and consume the internet wirelessly, your phone uses small chunks of silicon to create microwaves. Science had pushed the little things as far as they could—but now a nanoscale version promises to make your phone smaller, cheaper and…
This is getting too easy. Do you like tasty food? Butter? Candy? Yes? Yes, of course. Do you like spastic, flashing GIFs? If not, leave and don't come back. What about microwave radiation? Yes, God yes. Combine them, internet. Behold:
Malaria kills almost a million people every year and makes another 250 million people very, very sick. Soon we may be able to instantly cure the scourge the same way you heat up your sad, frozen dinner-for-one.
Why, Ms. Allison, why? If you want single people living alone to cook at home, at least promote gas, not a bloody microwave. Using a microwave for cooking will condemn them to be forever alone. [Thanks Karl!]
Everybody knows that guy who just graduated from college and still hasn't graduated from TV dinners. Well, they say it's better to teach a man to deep fry than to give him KFC.
Microwaves don't just use magic to heat up food, they use real microwaves too. Here's what those invisible microwaves look like.
When I first saw the words microwave and moon in a sentence, I thought of dinner—not about the very first microwave map of the entire moon. That was a shame, because the latter is actually a great achievement:
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits," Thomas Edison once said. But is hustling all it takes? Is progress always deliberate? Sometimes genius arrives not by choice—but by chance. Below are our ten favorite serendipitous innovations.
Much to my growling stomach's dismay, the BrainWave desktop microwave is only a concept and not sitting next to my keyboard. Guess I'll have to walk all the way to the kitchen to heat up a meal after all.
Here's why your mother always said never to put aluminum foil in the microwave. Can someone buy this Swedish guy a new kitchen, please? And a box o' wine, too? [YouTube] Thanks, Nightwheel!
Kenny Irwin is an artist with a strange medium—microwaved plastic. His latest creation started out as an OLPC, but ended up looking like a slug made out of sushi. Did I mention that you could actually own this thing?