“Spontaneous unanimity has never been so effortlessly achieved as it was on this year’s judging panel.” Ouch.
Burning ants with a magnifying glass is a long-accepted childhood pastime and possible indicator of sociopathy. But when Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds at the Science Channel got the idea to more effectively harness the sun's destructive heat, they decided to go big...like 1,5oo degrees Fahrenheit big.
We're pretty obsessed with the idea of a death ray. After all, we constantly see these weapons of mass annihilation in movies, read about them in books, and run from them in nightmares. But why haven't we invented one yet?
There's something very incongruous about Eric Jacqmain's video where he demonstrates a solar death-ray with the intensity of 5,000 suns (or so he claims)...backed by plip-plop music you'd normally find in a day-spa.
Fringe right wing conspiracy theorists are aren't delusional! Obama is planning to take over the nation, starting with a December appearance on Mythbusters, asking the team to ready Archimedes' solar ray. He's bummed he won't get to shoot it, though.
Most Vegas hotels have some kind of a shtick. From half-scale Eiffel Towers to skanky pirate-wenches, the city is a veritable playground. Vdara Hotel, however, went too far with its death-ray, which its management refers to simply as a "hot-spot."
Once upon a time, there was a great deal of talk about Nikola Tesla designing a charged particle beam weapon dubbed as the Death Ray. The machine was never actually made though and this letter explains why.
The MEDUSA crowd control ray gun we reported on earlier this month sounded like some pretty amazing-and downright scary-technology. Using the microwave auditory effect, the beam, in theory, would have put sounds and voice-like noises in your head, thereby driving you away from the area. Crowd control via voices in…
For this week's retromodo installation, we're looking at the Death Ray Machine, (awesome name). Apparently, the device was put together by a Cleveland scientist, and its abilities were only showcased in a one time display to members of the National Inventors' Congress at Omaha, Nebraska. The Death Ray Machine was…
Those mad scientists are at it again. David Cassidy and Allen Mills, a couple of propellerheads at the University of California, Riverside are using the stuff of science fiction, antimatter, to create gamma ray lasers they say could be a million times more powerful than the lasers we're using to watch Blu-ray discs.…
Click to viewThere is no bigger tease that robot art. It's like hopping inside a Ferrari, hitting the gas and realizing that there is no engine inside. But then you remember: it's owning a Ferrari gets you laid, not driving one. (Or so we understand).