Along with his Claw , another device
attributed to Archimedes in conjunction
with the siege of Syracuse is a burning
mirror that set the Roman ships on fire once they were within bowshot.
Also referred to as Archimedes Death Ray , scholars believe that such a
device was made by Archimedes although it was not used as a defensive weapon.
Burning mirrors were used to defend Constantinople in 514 A.D.
Modern historical reenactments have proved the validity of Archimedes
burning mirrors. Multiple mirrors, focusing the sun's rays on a single
wooden vessel are successful at setting it ablaze. The same arrangement
of mirrors power present day solar furnaces and heat engines.
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Invented in Egypt by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes , the
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irrigation and lifting water from mines and ship bilges. The water
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