In the video at the link below you’ll soon be seeing a sorry mosquito that gets killed by the “Death Star Laser Gun”. At this year’s Technology, Entertainment and Design conference, Nathan Myhrvold demonstrated the Death Star Laser Gun by killing one of these little pests.
The laser gun tracks down and kills mosquitoes, and was created from parts on eBay to quell mosquitoes that cause malaria in places mainly like Africa. As Myhrvold explained, a child dies every 49 seconds from malaria, and right now his team is trying to find out ways to make this more cost-effective. The laser used on stage was a green light, and not a real laser, for safety reasons, which isn’t lethal, but also displayed a video of this super weapon in action. [Wired via Death Star Mosquito Zapper]