I’m currently doing a little research into the works of Nikola Tesla, is such a device possible?
He is credited with many inventions, and was working on a directed-energy weapon from the early 1900s until his death in 1937.
He claimed he had invented a “Teleforce” weapon (Death ray), which he claimed would be able to send concentrated beams of particles through the free air, of such tremendous energy that it would easily bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 250 miles from a defending nations border. Although this may have been a major exaggeration, such as the exaggeration on the destructive capabilities of the Tesla oscillator.
It is also claimed he offered the invention to the US War Department and to several European countries without success, is it possible they declined because such a weapon wouldn’t work? Or that they accepted and kept it hushed up?
And is the, as it is known, “Tesla Death Ray” really possible? Or just an idea from science-fiction?
It seems to me as nothing more than pure exaggeration.
One answer above points out the use of lasers by NASA to “deflect” away meteors. Actually that is not completely true. Although lasers can exert a force on a surface to a certain extent what NASA is working on is a laser which is capable of heating up the side of an asteroid and change it’s course by a very small distance ie-a few centimeters long before it hits the earth. Smallest deviation of course at a large distance can make a millions of kilometers difference when it is near the earth.
here is an experiment about the Tesla oscillator by Discovery channel
search it on discovery channel itself for better quality vids
by: John Roland
on: 6th July 10