“Bill Gates drops $1m on laser-based malaria fighter”

I’ve had this vision for years of a machine that identifies mosquitoes in a house or around people in a backyard area at dusk, targets them, and ruthlessly burns them down with a precision blast from a small, high-powered laser. I’m generally a peaceful person, but I have no mercy toward fleas, ticks, and blood-suckers of all types — most especially mosquitoes.

Alas, it’s still a dream.

But this is good too, from a practical perspective.


  1. Your point? Flooding a project like this with more money than it can use wouldn’t do anything useful.

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