microwave

  • Tea from a different kind of silver

    Sometimes you can put metal in the microwave.

    Tea aficionados will tell you that you should never heat the water in a microwave, because the resulting brew just do...

    Materials August 8, 2020
  • Microwave ovens as costly as seven million cars

    UK study finds popular cooking devices carry enormous environmental drawbacks. Andrew Masterson r...

    The carbon dioxide emissions associated with microwave ovens in the European Union is equivalent to that of nearly se...

    Technology January 18, 2018
  • Hot stuff: the physics of microwave ovens

    Do you salivate like one of Pavlov’s dogs when you hear the ‘ding!’ of this common household item...

    A thermal image of a bowl of food in a microwave. How does it warm up without a flame or heating element?Science Phot...

    Technology September 7, 2016
  • Don't be afraid of your microwave

    Most households contain much greater hazards than this useful kitchen appliance, says Alan Finkel.

    Our microwave oven is a much appreciated companion, but some of our friends regard the microwave as a health hazard. ...

    Technology June 15, 2015