death ray

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death ray

n
an imaginary ray capable of killing
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death ray

- Was a staple of (pulp) science fiction in the mid-20th century.
See also related terms for science fiction.
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Solar panels mostly do not stir up anything, at least those that have not been turned into death rays.
Then there's the prospect of death rays - or directed-energy weapons, the more formal term for lasers designed to burn or destroy a target.
The men from Mars would need no laser guns or death rays, they could even dispense with the tin foil suits.
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But in Sleeping Planet I found something different, an epic drama where salvation didn't depend on high-tech lasers or death rays or even deus ex machina items like germs.
Of course the time to do this will be limited as days becomes hotter, but hey I have my folding bike and in summer the stations that are closer will be open so my exposure to the death rays of the sun will be limited.