Archimedes death ray: idea feasibility
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2.009 Archimedes Death Ray Publicity
It is quite incredible how word spreads over the Internet and how this class exercise has taken on a life of its own. Some of the news stories about the experiment are linked below.
MIT team seeks to recreate Archimedes fabled death ray in SF. Associated Press, October 22, 2005. The adage 'don't believe everything you read in the newspaper' may apply to this article. For a more detailed account with photographs, please see our 2.009 diary.
Includes video of MIT test: Ancient weapons of mass destruction. The Daily Planet, Discovery Channel, Canada, October 20, 2005. Note: the Daily Planet video link can be slow, so here are alternative links for the video (.mov, 7.0 Mb version, 25.3 Mb version, or 69 Mb version).
Death ray test. Science Magazine, October 20, 2005.
Cambridge what it badly needs: A Death Ray. Paul McMorrow,
Boston's Weekly Dig, October 19, 2005.
Archimedes' Mirror Real? Renee Montagne
NPR Morning Edition, October 19, 2005.
an ancient death ray. John Schwartz
The New York Times, October 18, 2005.
death ray, samzenpus
Slashdot, October 12, 2005.
death ray realized. David Pescovitz
Boing Boing, October 6, 2005.