Using a simple fiberglass satellite dish covered in mirrors, Eric Jacqmain, a 19-year-old from Indiana, created a ray that can vaporize aluminum and melt steel. Yes, the R5800 Solar Death Ray (that is literally what it is called), just 5-foot-9-inches tall and is 42 inches across, has achieved what Archimedes supposedly accomplished using bronze and copper shields.

The video is fascinating. Set to odd electronic music, Jacqmain obliterates a wide variety of objects, even making concrete boil. We can only hope this young, evil genius doesn't move on to drills that bomb the earth's core or a device that controls the weather.

Unfortunately, Jacqmain's death ray was destroyed in a shed fire set either by Superman's heat vision or possibly a bomb planted by a 007-type secret agent.

Watch the video after the jump.
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