Mosquito-zapping laser device may be next weapon in war on malaria

Scientists have developed a hand-held laser that can kill mosquitoes in high volume, National Geographic News reported today. Researchers hope the invention will help combat malaria, one of the world’s most deadly diseases.

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Stopping a Global Killer (National Geographic Magazine feature on malaria–July 2007)


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