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asdf2231
03-17-2009, 11:57 AM
Pew, Pew, Pew!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/16/mosquito.laser.weapon/index.html


LONDON, England -- Scientists in the U.S. are developing a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in minutes.

The WHO has reported that around half of the world's population is at risk of malaria.

1 of 2 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.

Developed by some of the astrophysicists involved in what was known as the "Star Wars" anti-missile programs during the Cold War, the project is meant to prevent the spread of malaria.

Lead scientist on the project, Dr. Jordin Kare, told CNN that the laser would be able to sweep an area and "toast millions of mosquitoes in a few minutes."


Now if they could just develop one of these for telemarketers...

PoliCon
03-17-2009, 12:33 PM
where are all the mosquite rights activists??? :mad: This is mass murder!

noonwitch
03-18-2009, 08:48 AM
I'll bet the scientist who thought this up used to burn ants with a magnifying glass when he was a kid.