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TED 2010: Death Star Laser Gun Zaps Mosqitoes Dead

Myhrvold demonstrated a “Death Star” laser gun designed to track and kill mosquitoes in flight. The device was crafted from parts purchased on eBay by scientists at Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.

Video here: High Speed Videography of Mosquitoes

The third video is the best one, showing the critters being smoked. Literally.