Video: Making plasma by microwaving a grape is the coolest thing

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… »8/11/15 3:00am8/11/15 3:00am


It's BYOK(ernels) With This Re-Usable Microwave Popcorn Bag

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… »4/09/15 5:20pm4/09/15 5:20pm

Short film about using the microwave makes fun of something we all do

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… »3/27/15 2:45pm3/27/15 2:45pm

Ingenious Infrared Microwave Shows Your Food Change Color As It Heats Up

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… »2/11/15 12:00pm2/11/15 12:00pm