Oct 19, 2005
MIT Professor Creates DEATH RAY!
Posted in: MIT Facts
Each Wednesday, The Weekly Dig (my favorite rag) hits the newsstands. It's generally a mixture of pop culture and local political coverage with a healthy dose of comedy thrown in. So when I saw a headline about a professor inventing a real DEATH RAY, I didn't figure it would be a real article about MIT. I was wrong. An excerpt:
David Wallace, an MIT mechanical engineering professor, had rediscovered ancient Death Ray technology.
In 212 B.C., the Greek mathematician Archimedes supposedly defended the city of Syracuse from a Roman siege by training a mirror (aka Death Ray) on the approaching ships, setting them aflame. Several years later (September 2004), television