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Would you lock yourself in a box of smog–for science?

ReInventors

Would you lock yourself in a box of smog–for science?

5m 23s

Long-term exposure to air pollution is one of the leading environmental causes of death worldwide. Researchers at the Air Pollution Exposure Lab study participants who spend two hours in a plexiglass box filled with diesel exhaust calibrated to mimic the air quality of Beijing.

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Fighting mosquitoes with frickin' laser beams

You can always count on pesky mosquitoes to make their presence known through bothersome buzzes and itchy bites. But they're worse than annoying: Nearly half a million people a year worldwide die from malaria carried by the critters.

Scientists at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory in Bellevue, WA, are battling these deadly carriers with the coolest technology possible: lasers.

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