“The good I meet with goodness, the bad I also meet with goodness. For virtue is goodness throughout.”
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, released on this day in 1985.
And suddenly my joints ache.
Jeez it’s been a LONG time!
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes
A small, square patch that’s not yet available in the U.S. is promising to work as a force field against pesky mosquitoes. It’s called the Kite Patch, and it’s a sticker that emits chemical compounds that essentially make you invisible to the bloodsuckers — they block a mosquito’s ability to sense humans.
If this is as effective as promised, the Kite Patch could be a game changer in preventing mosquito-borne illnesses like malaria and West Nile virus. It’s been developed by a venture capital group called ieCrowd and scientists at Olfactor Laboratories, a research facility in California.
The scientists behind the patch are raising money on Indiegogo to do rapid field testing in parts of the world that are more affected by mosquito-borne illnesses.
This story is part of NPR’s “Weekly Innovation” blog series. Read the rest on NPR’s All Tech Considered blog.
I need to know everything about this. It could be a complete game changer for SO MANY of us with severe allergies who live our lives indoors during mosquito season.
I don’t usually respond to these but for some reason wanted to this time. Thanks, Anon! I hope your day is BEAUTIFUL!