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2. Radio waves are used to

  • to look inside objects
  • communicate with ships, aeroplanes and satelites
  • to detect security marks using special pens
  • short-range communications

3. Gamma rays

  • in remote controls for TVs
  • to detect cancer
  • to communicate with ships
  • to make thermal images

4. Microwaves

  • to disinfect water
  • in mobile phones, and to communicate with satelites
  • to sterilise food and medical equipment
  • in remote controls

5. Infrared radiation

  • to broadcast radio and TV programmes
  • in fluorescent lamps
  • in security systems such as burglar alarms
  • in airport sercurity


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