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February 19, 2010

New laser system to zap mosquitoes developed

Experts 've created a new laser system that zaps mosquitoes without harming other insects.

mosquito sucking bloodIntellectual Ventures showcased the system that can allegedly distinguish between different insects & thus target only mosquitoes while others, such as butterflies & bumblebees, go unharmed.

The invention is a part of a larger bid to combat malaria that kills nearly a million people every year, the National Geographic reported.

The company claimed all the laser parts came from inexpensive consumer electronics.
The system can apparently also distinguish between male & female mosquitoes o'er their wing beats, pointing towards its significance since only female mosquitoes attack humans.

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