11/07/2008

Melting Steel With The Sun

Melting Steel With The Sun

You may remember the story of Archimedes who created a mirror to point at the advancing enemy Roman boats and setting them aflame with the concentrated power of the Sun’s rays. After watching this video maybe Archimedes did indeed do such a thing! Wooden boats, a hot dog and a steel plate all are powerless against mighty Sol! Mind you the steel plate being melted is not a time lapsed video clip! That thing is melting like butter! Thankfully, all we are doing in our age is using the Sun to power our homes and cities and no one has decided to create solar powered weapons…yet.