Power of the Sun

Watch as sunlight burn wood....and other stuff

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+14 1. shayangx commented 10 years ago

Damn, shows the power of combined force!

@ 0:44 At first I thought this guy was talking some foreign language lol..took me a while to notice he was actually talking english
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+21 2. TooForgetful commented 10 years ago

This reminds me of how I use to take a magnifying glass and terrorize ants. This just does it way better and faster >:)
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+3 3. PortugaL26 commented 10 years ago

- waiter, i'd like my meat really really really well done ok?

- yes, right away sir, just a minute >:)
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+11 4. Eddie87 commented 10 years ago

thats awesome :) what would happen if you put a mirror at the beam?
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+14 5. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#4 Thats a really interessting question..i like to know that too..does it get reflected completly or will it melt the glass too? I remember annoyin people with a mirror and the sun as kid..but this takes it to a new level *Imma fireing mah Laz0r*
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+12 6. TarasFromLviv commented 10 years ago

Brilliant, especially the part when they show that rock melting. Oh wait...They don't -.-
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+10 7. orion commented 10 years ago

Darn, why didn't he put the hand in the beam, would be far more impressive than melting steel.
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+11 8. agentreeko commented 10 years ago

and we are still worried about our depleting fossil fuels???
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+4 9. irishgek commented 10 years ago

#4 Way to go wrecking my head for the rest of the day :P

I only have one problem with this its, a Parabolic mirror it does produce a "beam" but its only effective at its focal point. What there doing here is stunning to watch , but only laser light to me is a true beam and read why here (sry i know wiki..)


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+5 10. AstonMartin commented 10 years ago

#(removed comment) he is not gay!

he is an inventor, watch this video and tell me if gays can hang with one hand:


and skip to 1:50
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+5 11. IceIsIce commented 10 years ago

Was anyone else like :O when the timber caught fire so quick? amazing!!!
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+4 12. hdwg commented 10 years ago

Enough show and tell. Boil some water, make some steam, power a turbine, turn a generator and make some electricity!
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+4 13. therippedpage commented 10 years ago

just like the time i almost burned down my cottage making a fire on wood chips in the summer. with a magnifying glass
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+2 14. huldu commented 9 years ago

Pretty amazing build he had there. What exactly does that device do and is it powered by anything(beside the sun)?
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+2 15. loadrunner commented 8 years ago

I wonder why we have nothing like that at home to heat up our water, or grill the meat.
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+3 16. torbengb commented 6 years ago

#4 short answer: it would instantly melt the mirror.

Long answer: It would melt the mirror because a mirror consists of a reflecting metal layer that *behind a sheet of glass*.... so the light beam would pass through the glass (heating it up), hopefully be reflected by the metal layer, then pass back through the glass once more. Clearly, the glass would absorb some of that energy and as it does so, the metal layer will become less reflective. These two effects quickly reinforce each other, so the melting would start practically right away.

The mirror will melt faster than the metal bolt we saw - because the metal bolt has more matter into which the heat can be absorbed.

Good thing that guy didn't put his hand in the beam... glad he was only kidding.

#15 we do have that. Modern homes are often equipped with solar-powered water heating systems. I get free hot water every day the sun shines! (I still need to pay for the water though :) )