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Old 02-16-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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In the future we kill Mosquito's with lasers

I want one for my house damnit.

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. Using widely available and common electronics parts, Intellectual Ventures has made lasers which can kill mosquitoes mid-flight -- at a rate of about 50 to 100 per second. Myhrvold first publicly demonstrated this laser (which is made of parts of printers, digital cameras, and projectors) at the TED conference the other day, using hundreds of mosquitoes in a clear glass case to make his point. The laser's software determines the size and shape of the target before deciding whether or not to shoot, so, for instance -- it wouldn't take aim at a person or a bumblebee.


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:14 AM   #2
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I want a one that kills bees and wasps too.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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The concept scares me. Having a little turret that shoots lasers through the air is not something I want near me.

I can just see a mosquito flying in front of your face, PEW PEW PEW, no more retina.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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I doubt the mosquito would get a chance to come anywhere near your face. But either way I'm sure they've tested it and its not harmful. The laser is amazingly thin.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:00 AM   #5
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This is the device that will fund there research into lasers that shoot people. Can't wait for the floating death obs to start wondering the streets.

Also I want one but could see it causing a forest fire with the flaming corpse of a thoroughly pwned Mosquito.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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I doubt the mosquito would get a chance to come anywhere near your face.
Lasers shooting near your face, consuming glass covered food, whats with you and your fascination with harmful products?
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:35 PM   #7
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Nah its cool, its a healthy mix of blue and green lazerz.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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I'd get a few of them and mount those bitches right near the corners of my patio during the summer.
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