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Reply #15 - May 15th, 2005 at 12:28pm
 
you could light the sailors themselfs up. seeing the guy next to you suddenly catch flame would make me turn around.  Smiley
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Reply #16 - May 16th, 2005 at 7:31am
 
you would start cooking and you skin would drip of your hair would burn and your chest would oven in your armour scary than arrows sticking in people
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Reply #17 - May 16th, 2005 at 8:49am
 
yes they would think god was on the enemys side and run. i know i would.
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Reply #18 - May 16th, 2005 at 12:53pm
 
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mirrors.htm

Note the Spanish photo of the demonstration.


Very plausible......could easily have happened....perhaps inspiring the perceived necessitation of night landings for some time to come!

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Reply #19 - May 16th, 2005 at 2:07pm
 
They were able to start a boat on fire instantly with only 60 mirrors from 160ft. away.....

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ffFFFWOOSHH!

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Reply #20 - May 16th, 2005 at 2:21pm
 
They tried this one time on a TV show called Mythbusters, and couldn't get it to work, for whatever reason. They had a huge mirror, too.
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Reply #21 - May 16th, 2005 at 3:40pm
 
Myth 'busters' couldn't bust a water balloon in a needle factory.

Oops.....ok, so maybe that's one myth they could bust.

Which is to say,  I challenge them directly to bust a water balloon in a needle factory.

buddum bum.

Thanks folks.....

I'll be here all week.



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Reply #22 - May 16th, 2005 at 4:00pm
 
Fun experiment.....buy cheap door mirror.....have a friend stand with his back to you at 20yrds away......hold mirror horizonally reflecting sun's rays at friends back.....now tilt ends of mirror inwards such that a bright 'bar' of light is projected on friend's (well covered) back. 


A small demonstration of what a simple assemblage of mirrors in a line, all aimed at the same target can do.


Having worked with mirrors and lenses for decades,  I have no doubt about the feasability of the Archimedes account.

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Reply #23 - May 16th, 2005 at 4:14pm
 
i saw that huge magnifying glass that tech had. I dont doubt your knowledge Smiley
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Reply #24 - May 16th, 2005 at 4:40pm
 
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They tried this one time on a TV show called Mythbusters, and couldn't get it to work, for whatever reason. They had a huge mirror, too.


Apparently the Mythbusters tackled the problem from scratch without researching previous attempts. 

I got interested in this subject a long time ago and recall reading a journal article in which a historian of science discounted the notion that Archimedes had pulled it off because those accounts came much later.  The fact that Archimedes might not have done it, however, didn't mean that it couldn't be done--and the historian cited modern attempts that did work.  The historian then pointed out that after some successful modern attempt, people always excitedly (and mistakenly) credited Archimedes with doing the same.
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Reply #25 - May 16th, 2005 at 7:29pm
 
Good point  DoD......although it matters little if Archimedes actually did or not and to what degree if he did, it speaks volumes that the ancients had the knowledge they had.  Showing what truly can be accomplished with simple technologies in harmony with, instead of against, nature.


DtB,  I'll try and get a video up soon of that same lens melting a penny in 10seconds.

Many, many amazing things being done with light these days.......

A little 'pinch' of it goes a long ways.

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Reply #26 - May 17th, 2005 at 2:49pm
 
Hmm, didnt seem to get that joke?
As for magnifying glasses, even in sunny Lancashire, in summer you can still easily lifht a fire with a magnifying glass and a bit of newspaper.
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Reply #27 - May 17th, 2005 at 6:59pm
 
a penney in 10 sec! wow i would love to see that.
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Reply #28 - May 18th, 2005 at 2:17am
 
And you shall!

Just as soon as I can get these 'flyboys' in my area to flip me a patch of sunshine.


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Reply #29 - May 30th, 2005 at 7:29pm
 
When I was younger I was invited to go hunting at my church youth leader's cabin. One of the things I heard they had there was a large piece of special glass (like a super-powerful version of a magnifying glass) that could burn concrete. This is only what I heard but I respect the man probably more then any man except God, The Lord, and my Dad  Grin and dont doubt the veracity of his statement. TechStuff, I'd like to see this badboy you got melt a penny, are you gonna post a video of it? How big is the M. Glass?
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