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Jem Melts Rock Using Highly Concentrated Sunlight.

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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 05:55 PM
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This is pretty insane, and incredible. The Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France, demonstrates in the video what highly concentrated sunlight can do.

Check out the video below.






posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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What an incredible find.

now, if we can just keep TPTB from seeing this as a new weapon, and maybe using this amazing discovery for something good.......


nice post, S&F for you



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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Holy smokes! That is cool. They said nothing known can withstand the heat it makes. I wonder if they ancients used something like this to cut those huge megaliths. S&F



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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If we can concentrate the suns energy that much then why do we not have better solar energy products?

I think this is proof solar energy is the way of the future.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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edgar cayce said that in Atlantis they got their power from crystals and the sun....
I guess I'm going to give him another point for accuracy
FanS



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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Someone made a comment on the youtube video, mentioning that this could of been a technique used to create some of the ancient civilizations.

Which isn't a too far stretched idea, considering the 'Ancient Astronaut' theory.
Which is still very possible in my eyes as well.




edit on 23-11-2010 by Oozii because: Fixed paragraph



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Can you say laser blasters?

Sign me up


They would be fun to shoot.

Though not at people....that would be disgusting, but likely something that would happen from TPTB.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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AHHH I have always wondered why they couldn't take the kid with his fathers reading glasses and melting ants to a much higher level!!! Looks like they finally can, imagine all the energy requirements that can be replaced with this concept!



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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Through one of those in space and slice the moon open. Why? why not. Whats inside it maybe we'll find out.

So what are some practical applications of such a device. I think its cool as hell.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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As Paris Hilton would say

"That's HOT!"



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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This is neither new or high tech. Google parabolic solar ovens and you can do this yourself, of course not with special ground mirrors and precise parabola's. Cooked on one in Cub Scouts in about 1962 I think. The concept has been used for centuries if I'm not mistaken. Problem is the sun sets, the rays are only strong enough at midday and at certain times of the year in most places. You won't get those temperatures but you can cook a pot of stew. Should be lots of instructions all over the Internet.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by Your_Number_One_Fan
Through one of those in space and slice the moon open. Why? why not.


You should avoid contact with powerful or dangerous devices
Split the moon, throw it out of orbit, change the Earths orbit and kill us all is likely why not
If you do, wait till I'm done living, OK



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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This is awesome

I can wait to see what more study of this will turn up. Bet this will spring up more aspiring at home-scientists across the world. And I do agree it is very understandable that this could and been used and mastered by the ancients to build things and do who knows what else. Very awesome indeed.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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One of the many things I thought was incredible, was how fast it got to work on that piece of wood. I couldn't help but laugh at the guys face when he noticed as well.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 09:33 PM
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As amazing as this is, with its ability to generate 3000+c temperatures at the focal point ... I can't help but be puzzled as to why the molecules of oxygen, nitrogen,water vapour, etc that occupy the space at the focal point itself do NOT ionize due to massive energy absorption. After all, we plainly see cellulose molecules (wood) and iron atoms placed at the focal point absorb huge amounts of energy and either burst into flame or melt.

edit on 23/11/10 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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In my childhood I was fond of taking my magnifying glass out and finding the ant hills in the yard.

This probably goes back alot further than people think, think Archimedes. Great find though OP.
One poster asked why air molecules and the like don't burn or ionize, it's because they are pretty much transparent to light and therefore doesn't absorb the energy, for instance focusing a magnifying lens on a piece of clear glass isn't going to generate much heat while a black piece of paper will heat up very quickly.

It occured to me that it stands to reason if Archimedes had figured out how to burn his way through an enemy ship, somebody somewhere was trying to make a bigger one, and Archimedes got his idea from somewhere. I hate to say it but IMO, the so called 'Mythbusters' are full of it, at least in their review of that technology. Cutting stone with that thing really perked my ears though, there's some incredible and unexplained masonry and megalithic structures in our history. Would a massive parabolic dish of highly polished material be within the realm of possiblity to say... neolithic or bronze age folk?

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3500C is over 6000F, he mentioned that no known material is able to withstand that but graphite, tungsten carbide and other materials can handle those kinds of temperatures?
edit on 23-11-2010 by twitchy because: Just Because...



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 03:02 AM
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Amazing post! I had to mute it cause I hate europeans tho.... F & S



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 06:33 AM
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Originally posted by tauristercus
As amazing as this is, with its ability to generate 3000+c temperatures at the focal point ... I can't help but be puzzled as to why the molecules of oxygen, nitrogen,water vapour, etc that occupy the space at the focal point itself do NOT ionize due to massive energy absorption. After all, we plainly see cellulose molecules (wood) and iron atoms placed at the focal point absorb huge amounts of energy and either burst into flame or melt.

edit on 23/11/10 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)


Hmm...Now that does make you think indeed...



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 06:57 AM
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"Lets weaponize it, world war 3 should be fought with deadly sunshine and rainbows of death."

Yay! My comment has the most thumbs up



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 07:14 AM
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Solar panels convert the sun's energy to electricity, This is using the sun's energy to convert to heat...HUGE difference.

This is not new at all, the high temperature is pretty amazing, but there are lots of places that heat their buildings by concentrating the sun’s energy, heating up a “salt” solution to incredible temps, storing up that heat and then pump that back through the building at night and thus heating the building.

Like someone else stated, it works great if you live where the sun’s a little stronger.



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