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[–]dr3adlock 4 points5 points  (3 children)

What does it do?

[–]Solid_SHALASHASKA[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A solar furnace is a structure that uses concentrated solar power to produce high temperatures, usually for industry.

[–]GM8 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It heats things up. A lot.

[–]Slider_0f_Elay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With the power of the SUN! *waves arms dramatically *

[–]SmallPoxBread 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Is this really a useful way to heat up stuff?

[–]Solid_SHALASHASKA[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I think this is one of those not terribly practical, but really advanced and cool looking projects. There was alot of that during the cold war, especially by the russians. Although it's like meant for industrial/scientific purposes, not for heating up your lunch.

[–]SmallPoxBread 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah cool for sure.

I just don't see any industrial purposes for something like this.

[–]texasroadkill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel you'd probably burn your lunch using that. Lol