These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

A grape meets a hydrogel bead, and sparks fly.

 

β€œIt is a truth universally acknowledged that a pair of grape hemispheres exposed to intense microwave radiation will spark, igniting a plasma.”

Source: These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

Researchers at MIT have found a way to create nanoscale objects of nearly any shape. The system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals.

Source: Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

Conservationists find Wallace’s giant bee is still abuzz πŸ

Scientists captured photos of the honey bee-dwarfing Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) in Indonesia for the first time in nearly 40 years.