[NYT] Nathan Myhrvold, [...] has assembled commonly available technology — parts used in printers, digital cameras and projectors — to make rapid lasers to shoot down mosquitoes in mid-flight. If bed nets are the low-tech solution to combat the deadly disease — caused by a parasite transmitted when certain mosquitoes bite people — the laser is a high-tech one.
He estimates that the devices could potentially cost as little $50, [and] that normally the lasers could shoot down anywhere between 50 to 100 mosquitoes per second.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Laser Fried Mosquito
This is randomly cool. Now you can shoot down mosquitoes with a laser printer and a few other parts. Now if we could only do the same thing for liturgical dance squads.