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Micro Wave: The Science Of Microwave Ovens + Listener Mail

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Micro Wave: The Science Of Microwave Ovens + Listener Mail

Micro Wave: The Science Of Microwave Ovens + Listener Mail

Micro Wave: The Science Of Microwave Ovens + Listener Mail

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Samsung microwave oven with a numeric keypad and a digital display screen, 1970s. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Samsung microwave oven with a numeric keypad and a digital display screen, 1970s.

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Introducing Micro Waves: low-calorie episodes featuring bite-sized science, mail from our listeners, and...maybe other stuff in the future? We'll figure it out.

Write to us at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, fact checked by Yowei Shaw, and edited by Viet Le.