PEW-Proof?: Scientists Develop 'Anti-Laser' Capable Of Canceling Out Laser Blasts

February 18, 2011


Scientists at Yale University have developed a device capable of absorbing all the energy of an incoming laser, effectively saving your ass from an otherwise deadly robot laser blast. *ordering pew-proof pajamas* Give me a break, they're all I wear! Kidding, kidding -- just glasses and a scowl.

Their device focuses two lasers beams of a specific frequency into a specially designed optical cavity made from silicon, which traps the incoming beams of light and forces them to bounce around until all their energy is dissipated.

But this is not intended as a defence against high-power laser weapons, the researchers said.

Instead they think it could be used in next-generation supercomputers which will be built with components that use light rather than electrons.

Whoa whoa whoa -- computers that use light instead of electrons?! We won't even be able to call them electronics anymore! We'll have to call them, uh...laseronics or something. Or, if that light happens to be coming out of the male-end of a CPU port: laser-dildonics. What? OH DON'T ACT LIKE YOU KNOW HOW COMPUTERS WORK.

Scientists build the world's first anti-laser [bbcnews]

Thanks to MannaFromKevin, David, mike and Keenra, who agree the only anti-lasers they need ARE THEIR FISTS. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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