Monday, March 16

Lasers Take Out Mosquitoes

I often times wonder what else lasers can do besides keep my cat entertained. A team of scientist have figured that out. Take out malaria-carrying mosquitoes! A team of scientist in Washington have introduced a system tat could eliminate mosquitoes carrying malaria with lasers.

"We'd be delighted if we destabilize the human-mosquito balance of power," says Jordin Kare, an astrophysicist who once worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the birthplace of some of the deadliest weapons known to man. More recently he worked on the mosquito laser, built from parts bought on eBay."

In theory, this laser would shield a city, town, or village from mosquitoes or a "laser-equipped drone aircraft could track bugs by radar, sweeping the sky with death-dealing photons." There only dilemma? Trying to figure out how to make it poweful enough to zap out mosquitoes, but not so much to zap out humans.

I do hope they get it right...

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