Sources

 

Ronca, Debra.  "How Radiation Works." HowStuffWorks.com. 23 Jul. 2008. Web. 18 Apr. 2013. <http://science.howstuffworks.com/radiation.htm>.  

 

Science Mission Directorate. "Microwaves" Mission:Science. 2010. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Web. 17 Apr. 2013 <http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/06_microwaves.html>.

What are microwaves?

 

I believe most of us are familiar with microwave ovens. The most common use of microwaves is food preparation in a microwave oven. Microwaves can also be used for communication. On the electromagnetic spectrum, they lie between infrared waves and radio waves.