Microwave | The Secret Genius of Modern Life

Hannah Fry discovers the hidden WWII radar technology that heats up baked beans, learns the legend of the melted candy bar in an engineer's pocket that kick-started a kitchen revolution, and puts her life on the line to demonstrate why microwaves zap food but not people!

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 57'54''
  • Broadcast year: 2023
Curriculum Connection
  • Physics | Microwaves

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UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Secret Genius of Modern Life
  • Series: 2
  • Episode: Microwave