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Arno A. Penzias

Arno A. Penzias (1933 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Robert Woodrow Wilson for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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Robert W. Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Arno A. Penzias for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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New View of Primordial Universe Confirms Sudden "Inflation" after Big Bang

New evidence for inflation, a period of rapid expansion after the start of the universe, has been found in the cosmic microwave background.

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How Do Microwaves Cook?

This site gives a brief but detailed description of how a microwave oven cooks food.

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South Pole Telescope

The South Pole telescope (or SPT) is designed to study the Cosmic Microwave background. This telescope provides astronomers with a powerful new tool to explore dark energy, the mysterious phenomena ...

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Faraday Cage

A demonstration of how a sieve can stop microwaves, preventing butter from melting inside a microwave oven.

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Microwaves

NASA introduction to microwaves and their uses for remote sensing.

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The Big Bang

NASA page detailing the evidence for the big bang obtained from the study of cosmic background radiation (the CMB).

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Microwave Ovens

Everyone knows how to use a microwave oven, but do you know how it works? Pick one of the topics to learn what really goes on inside.

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Micro maniac

Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.

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