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Backpack Laser - Don't Cross The Streams

The Backpack Laser cleaning system from Clean Laser is billed as the "world's first backpack cleaning laser." It's a self-contained system that uses a powerful industrial laser to clean and restore surfaces. However, I'm thinking that with a little imagination, you might be able to figure out some alternative uses that would be more fun - like maybe hunting ectoplasmic entities ala Ghostbusters.

Here's what the company has to say about the backpack laser (see photo):

The ‘Backpack’ laser is a low cost, portable, battery powered solution for gentle cleaning for restoration, conservation and industry. Available in main versions or rechargeable battery powered, the laser unit consists of an air cooled "state of the art" diode pumped laser with an excellent laser beam quality and an ultra small focus. The ‘Backpack’ laser is suitable for industrial cleaning and surface treatment, renovation and paint removal applications, as well as removing contaminants, production residue and coatings without damaging the substrate. The laser is also ideal for restoration and conservation, including façade restoration, architectural and sculpture conservation and monument and artefact cleaning.

If I had one of these, I might be tempted to see if it had any utility in attacking negatively charged ectoplasmic entities ala Ghostbusters. See the proton pack for a picture and explanation of the fictional device, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the real life backpack laser.

However, since Clean Laser Systems does not offer a ghost trap, I wouldn't have anyplace to hold any entities I caught with it. Hopefully, this gap in their product line will be filled soon.

If there are more than one of these backpack lasers in existence, I certainly hope that the manufacturers warn users "not to cross the streams."

From Clean Laser Systems via Red Ferret.

(This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission from Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction.)