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mosquitoes

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014

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Ditch the spray: Apps to repel mosquitoes

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.

By July 23, 2014

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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

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How a smartphone reshaped a new parent's life

Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland knew a smartphone would be a help with a new baby in the house. He didn't realize how much -- even that selfie-cam came in handy.

By June 13, 2015

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Could Viagra make it harder to spread malaria?

The drug that comes in a little blue pill could help keep malaria contained by stiffening up the parasite that causes it, say researchers.

By May 16, 2015

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Ranger uses Taser on man flying drone in national park

Technically Incorrect: A man wants to use his microcopter to enhance his enjoyment of a rising lave lake. The local ranger isn't amused.

By April 28, 2015

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Amazing Magic Leap demo raises the bar on AR, but we doubt its authenticity (Tomorrow Daily 148)

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.

By March 23, 2015

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That cool Magic Leap AR demo is probably fake, but we love it anyway (Tomorrow Daily 148)

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).

By March 23, 2015

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Blood-filled mosquito fossil found -- still no 'Jurassic Park'

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.

By October 15, 2013

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Itch at first bite: Researchers capture unnerving video of mosquitoes feeding

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.

By August 7, 2013