Solar Ray Melts Rock (And Everything Else)

by • November 24, 2010 • Science, TelevisionComments (0)1378

The focus of this sun ray reaches temperatures of 3,500ºC (6,332ºF).  So far, the scientists haven’t found a single material on earth capable of surviving its heat.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_nuvPKIi8[/youtube]

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The clip is from the BBC program “Bang Goes The Theory.”  You can visit their website here (although its video player doesn’t seem to like Canada very much).  And here’s a couple more experiments from their show.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think Jim’s as sexy as it gets (pitter, patter). Fuck Mythbusters … Jim, what are you up to for the next 50 years or so?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyAyd4WnvhU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIbNv01sKs[/youtube]

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