Melting steel with sunlight

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+4 1. nemmie commented 11 years ago

Anybody know from what show/series etc this is?
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+25 2. NathaneM commented 11 years ago

There's always an alternative to energy. The governments were just hiding it so they can capitalize on oil first. shame... :(|) :(|) :(|)
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+31 3. zeph commented 11 years ago

i wanted to carry on watching :(
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-2 4. MRPUFF-N-STUFF commented 11 years ago

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-1 5. mark_ham385 commented 11 years ago

#1 isnt that "ways to save the planet"? on the discovery channel?
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+1 6. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

Same question as #1?
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+15 7. AL7AIR commented 11 years ago

#1 #6 It's from the BBC Documentary James May's Big Ideas, Episode 3 "Power to the People" to be exact.
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+1 8. zaik commented 11 years ago

This clip is from the serie "James May's Big Ideas". Only 3 episodes been released so far. but really a good show :)
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0 9. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

Thanks #7, #8 and #(removed comment) :P
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-6 10. Teh_Submitter commented 11 years ago

Didn't Mythbusters busts this one? >:)
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+4 11. Ovex38 commented 11 years ago

MythBusters did this with equipment only available i think in the 1700s. they built it out of plywood. They attempted to catch things on fire and failed. They couldn't get a concentrated enough beam of light to any one spot. I think it was the "Death Ray" myth.

P.s. this is a time lapsed vid when the 'steel' is melting \ and the sound is edited in, makes it seem cooler i suppose.
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0 12. MiNo commented 11 years ago

#2, there are lots of ways to get heat. It's converting it to usable energy that's difficult. We'll need thousands of those devices to produce the equivalent amount of electricity using fossil fuel.
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+3 13. TechnoKING commented 11 years ago

That's hot... >:)
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-1 14. cincodemayo commented 11 years ago

Hydrogen fusion power.
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+1 15. moese commented 11 years ago

I want to have that molten piece of steel!
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0 16. Fergus_Thedog commented 11 years ago

Archimedes apparently did this in ancient Greece... Don't think he was this successful.
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0 17. joeystl434 commented 11 years ago

Awesome energy source! :O If only we could invest in those clean energy sources instead of consciously gradually killing ourselves...
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+1 18. hihahihaho commented 10 years ago

i saw the episode :)
i feel a tv-nerd now.