Screenshot of a burning mosquito, from a TED talk about how to shoot mosquitoes out of the air with a laser.

Zika virus defense: Shooting Mosquitoes Down with Lasers

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Imagine a machine which can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky using a laser. From the Arctic to the tropics, mosquitoes are a major nuisance, and in some cases a lethal threat. The possibility of shooting the nasty little critters out of the sky just edged a little closer, thanks…

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