The Infrared Thermometer: An Essential Science Gadget


IR thermometers allow you to measure the temperature of objects without actually coming in contact with them.  This is why they’re called noncontact thermometers. They’re ideal for basic chores like measuring the temperature for car engines, cooking surfaces, refrigerators, heaters and streams and lakes.  They also have many scientific applications.

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Forrest M. Mims III

Forrest M. Mims III (, an amateur scientist and Rolex Award winner, was named by Discover magazine as one of the “50 Best Brains in Science.” His books have sold more than 7 million copies.

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