In theory, a plasma could deflect a particle beam or laser attack
Force Fields and 'Plasma' Shields Get Closer to Reality -- this is very cool stuff. Check out this caption of a picture of the plasma:
"Side view of a cold plasma inside a Pyrex glass container. Cold plasmas can cloak satellites and spacecraft from radar view and shield against attack from certain kinds of energy weapons."
And this is reality? Yikes.
Written on July 26, 2000