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Laser Tools - Lasers have become all the rage on Mars and have many uses. From the home utility cutter and sharpener to the industrial laser torches and welders.
As most cutting tools are of crystalline and ceramic design, unique methods of sharpening had to be developed. The laser sharpener buffs out nicks and chips while leaving behind a razor cutting edge.
Many rocks and alloys indigenous to the Martian landscape wreak havoc on standard industrial tools. Able to cut the equivalent of a cubic foot of solid steal in under a minute the Laser Torch is an efficient replacement for these tools.
Utility Laser Cutter
Utilities cutters have been around for ages and have caused many a person to mangle a finger or two. The Utility Laser Cutter is specifically designed to avoid damaging its operator. Firmly press the cutter against a box or other surface to be cut and low powered laser will cut up to a centimeter deep. Certain other Cutter models have variable length and width beams allowing up to a centimeter wide slice up to an inch deep.
RadShield Spray is a concoction developed by the corporations to fool their employees into thinking it possible to simply douse themselves in a smelly liquid and voila, instant radiation protection. If an entire can is used it will repel 25 rads per hour for up to four hours. This is its extent however.
RadShield Cloth is a special fabric weave capable repelling most low level radiation (upto 100 rads per hour). Clothing made from the new RadShielding Cloth are quickly becoming standard items on Mars. While more effective than the RadShield Spray, RS Cloth only protects the areas it covers. Most colonists do not understand that simply because a RS Jacket provides radiation shielding, doesnít mean they are protected from the radiation themselves.
In low-grav environments it is difficult to secure tools and other possessions on your person. With MagTag, tools can easily adhere to virtually any surface. Two small pieces of metal with a small power source create an electric magnetism holding the pieces together until the release is triggered. A variation of MagTag has been integrated in boots and gloves as well.
Pocket Geiger Counter
The Pocket Geiger Counter is your classic radiation detector. As radiation levels increase the digital display registers the rating and a soft beeping increases. The unit is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and can be coupled with headphones or a datajack to be displayed on TimeSquare or a biomonitorís excess display. Has a range of approximately 100 feet. When used for tracking purposes, a non-lethal radioisotope spray can be used on the target and followed with the PGC. This spray wears off normally in a matter of days and can be easily washed from the target.
The agricorps have been working diligently to produce an indigenous plant since before their arrival on Mars. Their efforts have met with limited success and current work is underway testing the nutrition and viability of the "natural Martian" vegetation. In the mean time, bioengineered fruits and vegetables have been growing in hydroponic gardens supplying the inhabitants of the small planet.
Gengineered livestock have also been a main source of food on the planet. These animals are engineered to be resilient and hardy, compensating for the lowered gravity and increased levels of radiation. Unfortunately, the recent population boom has put an incredible strain on food supplies and caused many factions to begin supplementing their supplies with "homegrown" foods.
Getting around Mars is a bit different than traveling on Earth. Traveling between colonies follows well-established routes with
paved roads. Some elite colonists utilize small open-frame single passenger glider-planes to fly between colonies.
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