- RatedPG /GenreAction, Comedy, Fantasy
Busting ghosts require some heavy duty equipment, so it is no suprise that Sony recently unveiled the world's first ghost-catching device -- the Proton Pack.
A new April Fool's Day ad released by Sony goes through some of the technical and ergonomic innovations of this newest advancement in supernatural pest control.
The commercial points out some interesting features on the gadget, like the "miniaturized superconducting Synchrotron" that "accelerates protons from a hydrogen plasma cell". It also shows off the pack's newly designed "ergonomic wand" (aka the gun part) that "incorporates a beam-halo tuning cavity". The Proton Pack is water and slime-proof -- of course.
Paranormal enthusiasts and wannabe ghostbusters might also want to check out the website of Paranormal Studies Lab. The website includes images and schematics of the packs, the ECTO-1, the new ghost traps, and more. But the current centerpiece of the site is an unlisted YouTube video (above) that shows off the film’s attention to having Ghostbusters’ science not only make busting feel good but also accurate.
Watch the video above to see resident particle physicist at MIT James Maxwell run down the differences from the original proton packs to the updated models, while also acknowledging some of the attention paid to detail in the film’s lab sets.