Friday, October 14, 2005

Archimedes Laser

Now this is rather cool.

Ancient Greek and Roman historians recorded that during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC, Archimedes (a notably smart person) constructed a burning glass to set the Roman warships, anchored within bow and arrow range, afire.

A TV program called MythBuster apparently tried to do this and decided that it was impossible and therefore a myth.

How ever a group of engineers decided to have a go any way and the results are definitely rather cool!

2.009 Product Engineering Processes: Archimedes

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