Man Claims to Boil Water With Sound
Every so often, someone comes along with an invention that confounds the experts. Peter Davey, a 92 year-old inventor and saxophonist, has a created device that looks like a small bent desk lamp, but can boil water in a matter of seconds, no matter the amount, using sound waves.
Experts have yet to confirm how the device works, but apparently it does indeed work. Many doubt the man's claims that the small orb is actually using sound waves.
Davey says he got the idea when he realized everything around him resonated at different frequencies: "The glasses will tinkle on one note. Knives and forks in the drawer will tinkle on another note and I realized that everything has its point of vibration." He then went about finding the point at which water would resonate. The sound waves cause the water molecules to vibrate and produce heat, which we assume is similar to how a microwave works, but much more efficiently.
It's an interesting idea, and seems possible in theory, if highly unlikely... though we're not engineers or physicists. We'll just have to wait for the device to get some closer scrutiny and see if it's good enough to replace our microwave oven.
From Boing Boing