The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.
Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.
Along with summer comes cookouts, swimming, and mosquitoes -- lots of them. Instead of slathering on repellent, turn to your smartphone to keep pesky critters at bay. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps designed to repel mosquitoes.
A cheap new contraption called the Solar Scare Mosquito busts breeding in the pesky little biters.
It's not old enough to have slurped dino blood, but a well-fed mosquito from 46 million years ago is the first such fossil to be discovered.
Everyone's excited about the Magic Leap "demo" that dropped over the weekend, but we're skeptical. It was made with help from Weta Workshop (the special effects studio responsible for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy), and it's also far more advanced than anything we've seen so far.
On today's show, we discuss a laser-equipped device that zaps mosquitoes from far away, explain why Magic Leap's cool AR game is probably still a pipe dream, and watch a zombie simulation wipe out the US (in our browser).
A mosquito lands on your leg. It takes you a few minutes to notice, but in that time a lot has happened. Check out some amazing footage of mosquito probes breaking through skin and searching for blood vessels.
This lightweight patch can keep blood-sucking bugs away and could prove key in the global battle against malaria.
Researchers inject 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off the gene "zpg" that is necessary for sperm development.