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Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


New method of mosquito birth control: sunshine

A cheap new contraption called the Solar Scare Mosquito busts breeding in the pesky little biters.

By May 19, 2014


Here's a photo of Bill Gates feeding the world's deadliest animal

Bill Gate reemerges on Reddit to share an unusual image that ties into his work through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

By April 30, 2014


Turning toys into cheap, effective medical gear

MIT's Jose Gomez-Marquez stops by CNET to demonstrate how medical devices for the developing world can be made from ordinary items such as Lego pieces and bike pumps.

By August 17, 2011


Superdrug takes out common cold, other viruses

MIT researchers say a new approach destroys infected cells without harming healthy ones, in what sounds like a one-size-fits-all way to kill any virus.

By August 12, 2011


Kate Nash, Hot Chip, Dengue Fever

On Crossfade TV this week, the Download Music crew recommends up-and-coming London pop artist Kate Nash, electro-pop quintet Hot Chip, and Cambodian-American indie-rock group Dengue Fever.

May 21, 2008


'Rapid tests' target STD-tropical disease combos

New tests that use rapid flow-through technology to detect disease combinations, including HIV and malaria, are an industry first, according to developer.

By August 11, 2009


This laser gun zaps mosquitoes

Instrument appears to take a Death Star leaf out of the "Star War" book, with the laser designed to detect the audio frequency of beating wings, zero in on the culprit, and burn it on the spot.

By March 19, 2009


Army's new mosquito trap exploits "irrepressible urge"

Army goes to war with dengue spreading mosquito.

By November 20, 2008


150,000 deaths annually attributed to global warming

With temperatures rising, diseases like malaria and dengue fever are spreading.

By April 10, 2008