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# Re: [Phys-l] Why ants survive in a micro wave oven. [Obviously "off list"!]

I wonder if one should have the animal subjects committee review the proposed experiment?

| -----Original Message-----
| From: phys-l-bounces@carnot.physics.buffalo.edu [mailto:phys-l-
| bounces@carnot.physics.buffalo.edu] On Behalf Of David Bowman
| Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:59 AM
| To: Forum for Physics Educators
| Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Why ants survive in a micro wave oven. [Obviously
| "off list"!]
|
| Are the ants suspended in the middle of the oven cavity, or are they
| walking on the metallic walls of the oven (which for the microwaves are
| nodes)? If the latter, their small body size compared to the
| wavelength protects them from large field intensities.
|
| David Bowman
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: phys-l-bounces@carnot.physics.buffalo.edu [mailto:phys-l-
| bounces@carnot.physics.buffalo.edu] On Behalf Of John Mallinckrodt
| Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:25 AM
| To: Forum for Physics Educators
| Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Why ants survive in a micro wave oven. [Obviously
| "off list"!]
|
| Well... *A* water molecule really can't "get hot."
|
| chuck britton wrote:
|
| > But - water molecules are even smaller than ants - and water
| molecules get hot.
|
| John Mallinckrodt
| Cal Poly Pomona
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