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Mosquitos aren’t just super annoying. They also carry diseases like Zika and malaria. Scientists are working on high-tech ways to keep mosquitos away from people and even get rid of them. A former Microsoft employee has come up with a “phototonic fence” that will shoot them down with tiny lasers. Scientists at the University of Oxford are developing an app that can identify all 3,600 different mosquito species. Someday your smartphone might tell you if a nearby mosquito is carrying a disease. A tech company is creating a wearable device that makes mosquitos think a thunderstorm is coming. Mosquitos hate thunderstorms. They will stop biting and start seeking shelter.

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