The scientists behind the "Star Wars" missile defence program have created a badass new weapons system that can destroy millions of mosquitoes in mere minutes using lasers.
The system works by detecting the audio frequency created by the beating of mosquito wings and then targeting them with lasers. It could sweep an area and completely destroy all mosquitoes in minutes.
It's great news for people who like having early summer barbeques, but it's even better news for developing countries where malaria is commonly distributed by the blood-sucking pests. The system was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's anti-malaria project. [CNN]