How much fine control with a T-ray emitter?

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Cardul Cardul's picture
How much fine control with a T-ray emitter?
So, I was reading through the sensory enhancements, and read that with Enhanced Vision, you could use a T-Ray Emitter implant to see through clothes, doors, wall, people, etc. This got me wondering: how much fine control is there with the T-Ray Emitter and Enhanced Vision? Can the two act like the old comic book ads for X-Ray Goggles or Superman's "X-ray vision" from comics and such(where he had the fine enough control to say that "Lois, they're pink with yellow daisies.")? Or....is my mind just in the gutter for no good reason?
Haxar Haxar's picture
Re: How much fine control with a T-ray emitter?
I realise you were kidding but it won't show colour, or underwear if it goes through all cloth :P Actually, it's not really clear what you can see. By the book, T-rays go through 'cloth, plastic, wood, masonry, composites, and ceramics' which could mean you can't see any of those, the rays go right through without reflecting back at you. Anything not listed might reflect it back through those materials but that's not a lot... My prefered interpretation is that you can vary the strengths, wavelengths, frequencies blah blah to relect off different layers of whatevers in front of you. For example, you're using it to look through a wall. The wall relects 10% of the rays at certain wavelengths and frequencies so they pass through but lose energy, are refracted etc so the next surface they meet, a computer terminal, reflects 80% of the rays hitting it. What you get is a transparent image of the wall, with a mostly solid image of the computer behind it.
puke puke's picture
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twaves are a step up from millimeter wave, which we have today. we have terahertz today too, we just havent developed it enough to be usefull, though i think they do use it in some medical imaging. as you can see, its currently not so good: http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/article_display.html?id=190751 http://thznetwork.lbl.gov/index.php/archives/77 the current state of millimeter wave is much better, though i think this falls under the "microwave/radar" sensor type in EP: http://gopaultech.com/blog/2008/04/lax-and-jfk-see-through-scanners/
GMJoe GMJoe's picture
Re: How much fine control with a T-ray emitter?
Haxar wrote:
My prefered interpretation is that you can vary the strengths, wavelengths, frequencies blah blah to relect off different layers of whatevers in front of you. For example, you're using it to look through a wall. The wall relects 10% of the rays at certain wavelengths and frequencies so they pass through but lose energy, are refracted etc so the next surface they meet, a computer terminal, reflects 80% of the rays hitting it. What you get is a transparent image of the wall, with a mostly solid image of the computer behind it.
I reckon you'd be right, since the rules state that you can use a T-ray emitter to accurately judge the composition of items.
7thSeaLord 7thSeaLord's picture
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"Holy cow, look at the spleen on THAT one!" :D
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