Saturday, June 1, 2013

The great sun gesture

For centuries the best minds of each decade have wrestled with the age-old question, "What are we to do to dispose of all those unvaporised diamonds?" But at last thanks to SCIENCE an answer is at hand.

I think we can all sleep better now.

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And then they will bottle the diamond vapor and sell it to the toffs?
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Another Kiwi said...

I think you'll find that Riddled Solar Plexus industries are a leetle ahead of you there Mr. Thunder ITIYRN.

Joe said...

2 points for the Moorcock reference.

Smut Clyde said...

bottle the diamond vapor

My understanding of the diagram is that the vaporised diamond is bounced off mirrors, focussed into a coherent beam, and transmitted in the direction of the sun. Presumably in an attempt to extinguish it.

Substance McGravitas said...

I saw a contraption like that one as a steam power-generation system; steam would be generated by the sun's rays and drive a turbine. Mind you I seem to remember that the target blew up real good at least once.

At the Second Coming it'd be a good anti-Jesus device.

Another Kiwi said...

Also Mr Poindexter in the photo with the scale model diamond melter looks very uncomfortable. Something up the ass? enquiring minds etc.

M. Bouffant said...

If it sucks up all the sun's rays as promised we can certainly sleep better.

And if we could eliminate that smelly atmosphere crap there'd be no sound & we could all sleep better. Or at least sleep in.

Cal Tech should get on that A.S.A.P.

ckc (not kc) said...

...good thing they included that counterweight