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2011-11-15 19:38:03

Study quantifies effects of electric field-induced versus conventional heating The effect of microwave heating and cell phone radiation on sample material is no different than a temperature increase, according to scientists from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, in Tempe, as published in a recent issue of EPJ B´. Abidah Khalife, Ullas Pathak and Ranko Richert attempted for the first time to systematically quantify the difference between...

Engineers 'Cook' Promising New Heat-harvesting Nanomaterials In Microwave Oven
2011-09-30 03:48:31

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers create large marble-sized pellets of thermoelectric nanomaterials Waste heat is a byproduct of nearly all electrical devices and industrial processes, from driving a car to flying an aircraft or operating a power plant. Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed new nanomaterials that could lead to techniques for better capturing and putting this waste heat to work. The key ingredients for making marble-sized...

Image 1 - Microwave Ovens Key To Energy Production From Wasted Heat
2011-09-20 10:46:11

  More than 60 percent of the energy produced by cars, machines, and industry around the world is lost as waste heat — an age-old problem - but researchers have found a new way to make “thermoelectric” materials for use in technology that could potentially save vast amounts of energy. And it´s based on a device found everywhere from kitchens to dorm rooms: a microwave oven. Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that simple microwave energy...

2011-08-11 09:01:00

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is right around the corner and between trips to the pool or beach, yard work and various summer camps, there may not be a lot of time to spend on meals. Luckily, Amana, the brand that developed the first countertop microwave, has quick, easy tips for utilizing the ultimate time-saving appliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110713/DE34735LOGO ) Popping popcorn and heating leftovers are common uses for the microwave,...

2011-05-24 18:43:48

A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield. Iodine radioisotopes are produced by fission of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor. Radioactive iodine is of concern because it is highly mobile in the environment and selective uptake by the thyroid gland can pose a significant cancer risk following long term exposure. Furthermore, iodine-129, which is a type of radioactive iodine, has an extremely long...

2011-05-23 10:50:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking the handling instructions on food labels seriously can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. By contrast, ignoring the labels can lead to very serious illnesses. Here are some recent examples. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Unrefrigerated Soup Tied to Botulism Cases Recently, a consumer in the South bought a plastic container of soup from a salad bar in a supermarket. It was...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'