Microwaves Explained

The reason microwaves don't cook evenly comes straight from physics. When you continuously feed waves into a space—which is what microwaves do—you'll often have some "dead" spots:

In two dimensions, you get a similar but more complicated pattern.

via Microwaves.

All to answer the question of what's the best way to reheat Chinese leftovers. How I love 'What If'.

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