I heard of this before when rumors were circulating about the development of this weapon. It's a bit frightening really, history showed us many times that the military weren't fully prepared for the power of their own technology.
"Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have."---H.G.Wells
Yay! A heat ray! I'll have to get one and try baking a potato with it or something. Mmmmm.... potatoes! ^^
[glow=red,2,300]Shhh... no-one tell Supreme Martian Overlord, he'll start an arms race in the living room. [/glow]
Hehe... An arms race in the living room? ;D You've got to admit, having loads of heat-ray-based doomsday devices in your living room would be cool... well, until you actually felt like using the room, that is. Sit in the wrong place and you'd blow up Jupiter or something. (not that I'd know what that's like or anything... or that I've ever then gone and put said planet back together using a combination of chewing gum, duct tape and band aids so nobody would notice *shifty eyes*)