Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

Chris Scott Barr - Apr 1, 2016, 10:02am CDT
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Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

I’d like to state for the record that I ain’t afraid of no ghosts. However, just because I’m not afraid of them, doesn’t mean that they’re not still a huge menace from time to time. For years I’ve longed for a way to combat them with protons, preferably using some sort of pack. Well, the researchers at Sony have my back, and today they’ve got a very special announcement.

After 30 years of research, the team at Sony have finally found a way to catch those pesky ghosts that are always sliming up the place. Most of the research that went into this particular device comes from two scientists. These are munitions expert Dr. Jillian Holtzmann, and of course, the esteemed Dr. Egon Spengler. So how exactly does the Proton Pack work? Well, here’s the description that Sony gave:

The Proton Pack™ is equipped with a state-of-the-art, miniaturized superconducting synchrotron, which accelerates injected protons from a hydrogen plasma cell. Superconducting temperatures are maintained by a liquid helium reservoir, and an active cryocooler ensures that operational time vastly exceeds that available from a cryogen dewar alone. Adaptive beam-steering technology guides the proton beam to an ergonomic wand, which doubles as a beam-halo tuning cavity to provide maximum down-range accuracy. The backpack form factor allows built-in psychokinetic grounding to the user’s spinal column, eliminating spectral noise feedback loops.

I’ll admit that while I do have a degree in parapsychology, many of those words are way over my head. Thankfully, through a little research, I was able to uncover some rudementary instructions for how to operate the device. As Dr. Peter Venkman instructed, you’ll need to first grab your stick, heat it up, make it hard, and then show the ghose how you do things downtown. For a more complete understanding, feel free to watch the video below. They’re using an older model Proton Pack, but the principle is still the same.

This 6.66 kilogram proton pack will be available starting July 15, 2016, for all of your Ghostbusting needs.

Source: Sony


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