Mosquitoes are now the name of terror. Mosquitoes are the cause of many diseases like dengue, chikungunya, Zika and malaria. Scientists have been working for a long time to relieve the mosquitoes and control mosquitoes. In the meantime they have invented several effective ways. Instead of sprinkling conventional drugs, high-tech mosquito nets are now waiting to be used. Learn about six such mosquito-free technologies:
Gene editing technology:
Infectious diseases such as malaria or dengue can be cured by proper treatment. However, many times in developing countries, without proper medicines and proper treatment, they can have serious consequences. Realizing this, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a special method for preventing mosquitoes.
They have applied the CRISPR gene editing method to prevent malaria parasites. The mosquito malaria gene is removed by the CRISPR or Cash3 gene editing method. They have already applied the experimental method. In it, they found that malaria parasites in mosquito beds were destroyed before they reached harmful levels for humans.
However, doubts have been raised about the application of this method. What if there is a bad result in applying such a gene editing method or the technology goes into the hands of a rogue? The question of controlling this technology will come up.
The use of mosquitoes is everywhere to protect against mosquitoes. But researchers have created a photonic mesh to control mosquitoes completely. This is basically a laser special mesh. Much like the story of the movie. Special mesh-shaped laser rays are fired to protect the mosquito from its hands. This is called ‘photonic fence’. At 20, Nathan Marvold, chief technology officer at Ted Talk’s technology firm Microsoft, spoke of a photonic fence.
This method is capable of killing or completely destroying a mosquito’s wings by means of a small power laser. Up to 8 percent of mosquitoes can be killed if they detect the mosquito by placing the device in their homes, institutions or offices. Although the issue was discussed nearly a decade ago, this method has not yet become prevalent. However, several companies have licensed the technology from Microsoft. The US Department of Commerce has also shown interest.
Mosquito recognition app:
Researchers at the University of Oxford are developing an app that can detect different species of mosquitoes using the machine learning method Acoustic. The app can accurately identify mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. The mosquitoes of this species can spread malaria. Researchers claim that the success rate for the detection of anopheles mosquitoes through the app is 32 percent.To further expand this project, the research team is recording more and more high-quality mosquitoes, so that it can identify up to 4,000 species of mosquitoes. Although it is not possible to eliminate mosquito bites through this app, it will give you an idea about the potential mosquito mosquitoes.
What does it take to kill mosquitoes? If there were more mosquitoes to kill, what would it be? Robotic maker company Weerobotics reported a strange concept that sounds strange. According to their proposal, disinfected mosquitoes will be located in certain mosquito-borne areas through drones. It will be possible to reduce the number of male mosquitoes by up to 5 percent. The company has already started experimenting with the use of drones to increase the number of mosquitoes with specialized bacteria to prevent mosquito spread.
Despite the deadly virus spreading from mosquitoes, the tiny creature can understand the prediction of major storms. Then they move away. With the electromagnetic signal it is possible to predict the storm in the mosquito brain. It provides temporary release from mosquito bites. A company called NopixGo has developed a wristband capable of delivering such electromagnetic signals. The device they create produces weak waves, which signal the mosquito to the storm. The mosquitoes go away.
When an enterprise is not working properly, the genetically engineered killer mosquitoes can be brought down to the field. Meanwhile, US-based Kentucky biotech company ‘Mosquitomate’ has produced killer mosquitoes. In their project, male mosquitoes are created as insect pesticides. When these mosquitoes combine with female mosquitoes, mosquito eggs do not hatch. The US Environmental Protection Agency has officially been involved with the project over the past year. Many experiments have been conducted on this.