Scientists create laser gun to kill mosquitoes

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    Mar 17, 2009 5:20 AM GMT

    "Scientists in the U.S. are developing a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in minutes. The laser, which has been dubbed a "weapon of mosquito destruction" fires at mosquitoes once it detects the audio frequency created by the beating of its wings. The laser beam then destroys the mosquito, burning it on the spot"

    "The laser is able to distinguish between mosquitoes that go after people and those that aren't dangerous."

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/16/mosquito.laser.weapon/index.html
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    Mar 17, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    WHEN will this be available for use in the augusta, ga metro area???
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    Mar 17, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    ....and still no cure for cancer.
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    And just as the eradication of the annoying mosquito is certain, we will discover what their usefulness and necessity were. Bats eat a lot of mosquitos. If all the bats starve to death or suffer malnutrition due to a lack of vitamin m(osquito), we'll have to find a new mascot for Halloween. I'm simply not up to the task.
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    This sounds like a major lawsuit in the making ... or total bullshit. Either way, I don't buy it.
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    Oh word. If it actually works it could certainly help resolve epidemics like malaria spreading mosquitos.

    Although, I never get bit anyway, bloods not sweet enough. icon_cool.gif