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Can a Building Be a Sun-Death Ray? @ Wired Science via Waxy.

Vdara hotel Death Ray. Basically, a curved shiny building makes a hot spot. You have to read the story, but how about some back-of-the-envelope calculations? In particular, would this building be able to melt some plastic bags and stuff?

From the pages of MAKE:
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Made on Earth. MAKE 03 – page 16. Reports from the world of backyard technology, including a shopping cart go-kart, the “Solar Death Ray,” a demolished house sculpture, a gas tank bass instrument, and some seriously big speakers.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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