Thursday, March 24, 2005


The Solar Death Ray

`Using some basic principles of Black Body Radiation, I estimate that the Solar Death Ray can heat things up to between 500-600 degrees Celsius (930-1100 degrees Fahrenheit) under good conditions. This assumes that heat is not lost due to conduction and convection of the air around the target, which is unlikely. As a check, paper will ignite at around 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit). Because I can routinely ignite paper with the Solar Death Ray, I know it can heat things to at least this temperature. The “output power” of the Solar Death Ray is roughly 1,500 Watts, meaning that 1,500 Watts of power can be deposited onto a target.’

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