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"Several mythologies mention lightning as the weapon of gods like Zeus, Thor (the mjolnir) or Indra (the vajra)."

I'm not sure as to how this is relevent - especially considering that all of these mythologies have the same source, so such similarities are hardly notable. Anyone have any reason why this makes any sense to be here? :p — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 16:06, 27 October 2004

Tesla's death ray[edit]

Found this edit a while ago.

At the time of his death, the button to launch his death ray was located in a wooden box in his hotel room. Although his weapon was assumed not to work, special precautions were taken and the box was taken by the military.

Is it me, or is this just kinda strange? Sounds like the stuff an UL or a conspiracy theory would be made of. Cal 1234 13:28, Feb 25, 2005 (UTC)

I recall from one Tesla biography, that Tesla left random items of simple test equipement (e.g. Wheatstone bridge) with hotels as collateral for unpaid bills, telling them that they were important inventions. --Wjbeaty 06:56, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)

Less-than-lethal energy weapons[edit]

What about recent developments in LTL lasers? These definitely aren't "death ray"s (unless they're tuned to cardiac rather than skeletal muscle rhythms...), but they would belong on an "energy weapon" page.--Polyparadigm 09:28, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Archimedes' Death Ray?[edit]

Why is there no mention of this in the article? Adraeus 04:52, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

MIT did a test that proved the MythBusters *wrong*-- they *were* able to set a mock-boat aflame using only mirrors. I would like to add this link, but my account is new and the Death_ray page is currently semi-protected. Can someone add this in somewhere, maybe as another reference, like the mythbusters link is? Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by D3h (talkcontribs) 00:41, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Russia has a death ray gun[edit] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yamenah (talkcontribs) 18:59, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Add interwiki, please![edit]

pt:Raio da Morte

Castelobranco (talk) 06:18, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Done. – jaksmata 15:23, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Buck Rogers, not Flash Gordon[edit]

The concept was first introduced in fiction by Philip F. Nowlan via Buck Rogers in the 1930s. Flash Gordon was a creation designed solely to compete with the brand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:25, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Along with "Star Wars" What?[edit]

"Along with George Lucas' science fiction story "Star Wars"" what? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:29, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Gates Foundation "Death Ray"[edit]

If the pigeon death ray's being included, shouldn't the relatively noteworthy (though perhaps equally irrelevant) mosquito death ray be mentioned? (talk) 21:34, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

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Additional references in popular culture[edit]

The PC video game series Silent Storm use the 'beam weapons' that operate in similar fashion to Death Ray. The setting of these video games takes place during/right after WWII.