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High Tech Mosquito Destruction

February 15, 2010 1 comment

This is so cool its worth sharing.  Sometimes people think so outside the box that it blows your mind.  These inventors have created a very economical laser system that finds, tracks, and kills mosquitos at a rate of 100 per second, all with parts that were purchased on eBay.  This was presented at TED in 2009 and 2010 as a potential aid in preventing malaria in developing nations.  Each of these units would only cost a few hundred dollars, and powered by batteries could eliminate mosquitoes from a large area automatically, thus preventing malaria transmission.  The system even figures out what sex each mosquito is based on wingbeat frequency, and kills only females.

Beyond use in the third world, this has potential application in developed nations as well, possibly replacing mosquito zappers forever!

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