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Photonic Fence: the device that kills mosquitos with laserbeams

by | 4th, July 2017

Photonic Fence mosquito


All hail the Photonic Fence, mosquito killing laser beam. Why slaver your skin in unctions of suntan oil and mosquito spray when you can just sit inside a metal cage and zap the bloodsucking swine. Says the company of its Photonic Fence curently being tested on a US Department of Agriculture site in Florida, where the Asian citrus psyllid menace hold sway:

One potential use of the Photonic Fence is to create a virtual fence that detects insects as they cross its plane. When an invading insect is detected, our software is able to estimate the insect’s size and measure its wing beat frequency. Using this method, not only can the system distinguish between mosquitoes, butterflies, and bumblebees, but it can even determine whether a mosquito is male or female. This is important to know because only female mosquitos bite humans. Once the software establishes that the insect is a valid target, it tracks the mosquito in flight, runs a safety check to ensure no innocent bystanders are in view, and then activates a laser to zap the mosquito. The Photonic Fence could be set along the perimeter of clinics or other strategic areas to control mosquitoes without endangering humans or other animals.

Build walls not bridges! Cal me, Donald Trump, I have ideas…

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink