Images: Upstream's photon vacuum projectors

These nonworking product-design samples, shown here next to a AA battery, illustrate how compact Upstream Engineering's photon vacuum projectors are expected to be. Once fully developed, the projectors could be marketed as accessories for media players, cell phones and other portable devices.

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