In a quiet industrial park in Petaluma, a startup called Raydiance Inc. is miniaturizing a type of laser that generates an ultrashort burst of photons so intense that it can vaporize matter without creating heat.
Why would anyone want such a device?
CEO Barry Schuler, who founded Raydiance based on technology that arose from military research, says it could be used for any number of purposes, such as removing tattoos without burning the skin or killing cancer cells without affecting healthy ones.
Or…lancing you-know-whats on Gaia’s behind?
Meanwhile, the airborne component is stirring controversy.