Heat Ray

  • (noun): A ray that produces a thermal effect.

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Archemides - Discoveries and Inventions - Heat Ray
... device, sometimes called the "Archimedes heat ray", was used to focus sunlight onto approaching ships, causing them to catch fire ... A test of the Archimedes heat ray was carried out in 1973 by the Greek scientist Ioannis Sakkas ... In December 2010, MythBusters again looked at the heat ray story in a special edition featuring Barack Obama, entitled President's Challenge ...
The War Of The Worlds (1953 Film) - Plot - Differences From The Wells Novel
... The book's machines are 10-story tall Tripods and carry the heat-ray projector on an articulated arm connected to the front of the war machine's main body ... The film's machines are shaped like manta rays, with a bulbous, elongated green window at the front, through which the Martians observe their surroundings ... On top of the machine is the cobra head-like heat-ray attached to a long, narrow, goose-neck extension ...
Tripod (The War Of The Worlds) - Adaptations - The War of The Worlds (1953 Film)
... machines resemble sinister-looking, copper-colored manta rays ... Designed by Albert Nozaki, each war machine is armed with a visible, reddish heat-ray, in keeping with the novel, which is mounted atop a moving goose neck in a cobra-like head that ... so named for the ghastly visual effect shown when striking a human an x-ray-like silhouette of the victim's skeleton becomes briefly visible as the body disintegrates ...

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    These facts have always suggested to man the sublime creed that the world is not the product of manifold power, but of one will, of one mind; and that one mind is everywhere active, in each ray of the star, in each wavelet of the pool; and whatever opposes that will is everywhere balked and baffled, because things are made so, and not otherwise.
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