Via Liberal Conspiracy comes news of an anti-mosquito laser gun. Granted, it’s the kind of hilarious story that could only be the product of some very skilled PR, but it’s just too fun to pass over. As LC say:
It’s a LASER BEAM that locates, targets and shoots down individual mosquitoes. There is nothing in that that isn’t cool.
And the very serious professional zoologists in my office have all agreed it has to look like an individual robot gun that spins on a dome-shaped turret, saying ‘target acquired’ in a little robot voice. Because what would be the point otherwise?
Meanwhile, I couldn’t pass over the topic without a link to the obvious Monty Python skit: