Mad scientists to destroy mosquitos with surplus lasers

Some scientists who worked on the Star Wars missile defense program in the '80s have set their sites a little bit lower: they're designing a system that will kill mosquitos with laser beams from as far as 100 feet away. Unlike the old days, they can't go through the defense contractor procurement process to get their equipment; instead, they're using spare parts they're buying on eBay. The aim is to help reduce malaria in mosquito-ridden nations, which makes the whole thing sound not quite so silly. Keep reading...

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