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A US teenager has built his own "solar death ray" out of thousands of mirrors that is capable of melting anything from metal to concrete.
Eric Jacqmain, 19, from Indiana, demonstrated the $US90 contraption in a YouTube clip and claims it offers the "power of 5000 suns".
"This intensity of light is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant," said Jacqmain, who demonstrates this claim in his video.
Originally posted by Raist
Someone should send this to Myth Busters and ask them why they cannot get theirs to work when this kid can.
I have grown leary of the Myth Busters over the years on some of their findings. This is more reason for that.
Originally posted by exile1981
Very neat, now he needs a water tank and a steam turbine and he could generate electricity. Of course a power generation boiler (which it would be) is a regulated piece of technology so he'd have to get a license and a permit.
Mythbusters only busts myth's these days. Besides didn't they do that one on the Obama special? Probally where asked not to show people the truth. And I suspect they had the focal lenght wrong. That kid has a short focus and a tight beam.