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Friday, February 12, 2010

Microsoft millionaire invents mosquito death ray

Former Microsoft genius Nathan Myhrvold has invented a "Star Wars" anti-missile system for mosquitoes, which tracks them in flight and zaps them out of the air with a laser beam. The mosquito death ray is designed to help protect against malaria and is funded by Myhrvold's former boss, Bill Gates. More videos. (Props to BoingBoing)


Blogger NomadRip said...

I would be more than happy to test that out here in Florida.

Friday, February 12, 2010 5:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's beastly. It doesn't kill them, just cripples them. If it wasn't mosquitoes, it'd be horrible. And wait, it won't be just mosquitoes for long.

Friday, February 12, 2010 8:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Ed said...

Me too and I'm a northerner. Mosquito's ruin what little summer we have..

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

This is craziness but I think we need more of this "outside the box" type of thinking to solve some of our world's problems. Let's keep taking the brightest minds and using them for improving life.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although mosquitoes carry malaria, they also play an important part in nature. I don't think we should just be killing them all....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoL cant wait to see the pockmarked walls from near misses and mistaking flies for mozzies o.0

Monday, March 08, 2010 10:51:00 PM  

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