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The Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes used the parabolic mirror, so the story goes, to deter a fleet of approaching ships, crafting a solar death ray using panels of what was likely polished bronze.
Despite his breakthrough inventions (alternating current, fluorescent bulbs, lasers, robotics, wireless power and even a death ray), he's fallen into obscurity.
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Definition of death ray for English Language Learners
in stories : a weapon that sends out a very strong beam of energy that usually looks like light and that is able to destroy almost anything
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