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Boiling water with sound waves? – new invention baffles scientist

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A 92 year old New Zealander is claiming to have invented a product which can boil water using sound. The as yet unnamed device, which looks like a smooth silver golf ball, is baffling scientists, or at least one particular professor who’s taken a look. It could of course be a huge prank, but if it isn’t, it’ll be a pretty cool gadget to have in your cubicle or kitchen. This news report video is interesting. [Via Boingboing]

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 A 92-year-old Christchurch inventor claims to have come up with a novel way to make a cup of tea. He has invented a contraption that he claims uses the power of sound to boil water. It looks like a desk lamp, is cool to the touch and appears not to be doing anything, until it comes into contact with water. Former spitfire pilot Peter Davey claims his invention uses the power of sound to boil water. Mr Davey believes high frequency sonic vibrations emitted from within the silver bulb cause the water to boil. He says the idea came to him 50 years ago when he noticed different saxophone notes caused different household items to rattle.

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  • raven

    i have seen this working, he said no one wanted to touch it.
    was at the guys house,he showed me them, told how they worked.
    the most amazing thing is they are quite cool to touch even when you have just taken it out of a cup of water you just boiled (takes about 3 seconds to boil a cupmug of water).
    apparntly the university took it from him. and a young kid took it from him and is in the process of making millions.

  • Woman

    He could give this young kid to the court. The law of copyright says that if you can prove that you were the first, you have all rights for your product.
    It is the typical case while some scientist don´t tell the secrets to the people all over the world. They trust companies, universities or other "better" scientist, hoping to do some revolution like this … And what they will get? Money, simply the money for shuting their mouth forever. Are you happy now, Christchurch inventor?
    I want to know how it works, but I´m sure I never hear about it.
    If I do some revolutional thing one day, I promise that people are the first who will hear about my secrets. I don´t care about the money or being a famous. I care about people!

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