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A Brief History of Mosquito Dosing

Several years ago we had a thought. The discussion that followed looked more or less like this: If mosquito populations can be effectively controlled, then we could make a huge impact in the fight against malaria. Okay, so why not just shoot the mosquitoes out of the sky? That’s absolutely preposterous…let’s do it! It wasn’t […]

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Shooting Mosquitoes with Frickin’ Lasers

The Wall Street Journal just did a front page article about what we call the “photonic fence.” It is a system that finds mosquitoes flying around, identifies them by wingbeat frequency, and then shoots them out of the sky with a laser. The idea decends from Reagan era “Star Wars” which basically tried to do […]

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