Is That a Magnetron Tube In Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

One day in the mid-1940s, Raytheon employee Percy Spencer was working with an active radar set when he noticed that a candy bar in his pocket had melted. Spencer got some popcorn, put it in proximity of the magnetron tube that generated the microwaves for the radar, and was soon enjoying a tasty snack. Raytheon… »2/06/08 4:10pm2/06/08 4:10pm