Posted by Scott McDouglas
Hey everyone, I’d like to present to you the latest breakthough in Esper Detection Technology! Finally, after a full year of tests, we have developed the very first Esper Screen! Introducing the REDI-L2! (Relativistic Esper Detection Interface, large model mark 2) Colloquially called the Spectroscope!
This baby is a two-inch thick pane of reinforced crystal alloy composed of a secret combination of pulverized crystals and fancy chemistry. We can’t tell you the actual composition, but needless to say, it will be some time before we can affordably mass-produce these. But for now I’m very happy to show you what we can do with it!
As you know, Espers cannot be seen by the naked human eye. Visible light, and most matter, passes straight through them. However, when viewed through this treated crystal screen (vibrated at a very specific frequency and charged with a positive electrical current), the vague outline of an Esper’s form appears. Check out these screen captures, displaying actual Espers for the first time ever!
As you can see, their shapes look something like heat-maps, which actually correspond to their energy density. Their colors correspond to whatever type of elemental energy they radiate. Espers rarely maintain one shape long, though they have a basic form that they fluctuate from (whatever you see illustrated by our artists on your ANCHOR device.) Words can’t convey how incredible it is to see the Espers you’ve bonded and raised wandering around the lab with you.
Needless to say, this new technology will help us immeasurably in researching Esper behavior, providing us with more or less accurate visual feedback of their movements. Ideally, someday we will be able to see Espers through the screen as if they were physical creatures. We are also hard at work developing portable versions of the Esper screen. They’re even more expensive than this big one, if you’ll believe that, but I can guarantee you that the advantage they will give our top agents out in the field will be worth it.