This lightweight patch can keep blood-sucking bugs away and could prove key in the global battle against malaria.
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.
Researchers inject 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off the gene "zpg" that is necessary for sperm development.
Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures creates a laser, from parts bought on eBay, that kills 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.
Microsoft's co-founder releases the insects at the elite TED Conference to draw attention to the plight of those affected by the disease.
Australian scientists are fitting bees with tiny sensors so they can monitor and study the insects' drastically diminishing populations.
The early stage clinical trial is small, but out of the 15 volunteers given the highest dose of a malaria vaccine, 12 are showing total resistance to the disease.
It may not sound quite good as some $200 competitors, but the JBL Pulse's integrated light show adds a flashy new dimension to the listening experience that makes it a worthy contender in a crowded market.
Cornell University scientists tell infectious disease to buzz off with hooded garment infused with strong doses of insecticide.