>[The device, created by a team from Yale University, is capable of absorbing an incoming laser beam entirely.][link]
>Instead they think it could be used in next-generation supercomputers which will be built with components that use light rather than electrons.
are enough for me today. The bad news is that this only absorbs light. It will not stop you from being melted into a puddle by the heat.
[link]: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12453893 “BBC News – Scientists build the world’s first anti-laser”