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25Sep/10

Cool Infographic on the E-M Spectrum

Well I wasn't sure exactly what to call this, so I made it as straightforward as possible...I can't think of the number of times I've argued with friends about why microwaves don't make it outside of the box and fry you.  Now you know!

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  1. Also, the holes in the front of the microwave stop/interfere with any escaping waves.

  2. I know! I remember the first time someone told me that EM waves could by physically “blocked” by openings that were significantly smaller than their wavelength…that’s totally unintuitive and awesome haha


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