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Fighting mosquitoes with frickin' laser beams

09/27/2018 | 4m 19s

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You can always count on pesky mosquitoes to make their presence known through bothersome buzzes and itchy bites. But they're worse than annoying: Nearly half a million people a year worldwide die from malaria carried by the critters. Scientists at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory in Bellevue, WA, are battling these deadly carriers with the coolest technology possible: lasers.

Aired: 09/27/18 | Rating: NR

Made possible with funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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