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"From the Ted Talk by Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?"

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Nathan Myhrvold: Okay, so our legal department prepared a disclaimer, and here it is. (Laughter) Now, after thinking about this a little bit we thought, you know, it probably would be simpler to do this with a nonlethal laser. So, Eric jsoaonhn, who built the device, actually, with parts from eBay; and Pablos haomln over here, he's got mosquitoes in the tank. We have the device over here. And we're going to show you, instead of the kill lsaer, which will be a very brief, itusnnateanos pulse, we're going to have a green laser pointer that's going to stay on the mosquito for, actually, quite a long period of time; otherwise, you can't see it very well. Take it away Eric.

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Nathan Myhrvold: Okay, so our legal department prepared a disclaimer, and here it is. (Laughter) Now, after thinking about this a little bit we thought, you know, it probably would be simpler to do this with a nonlethal laser. So, Eric ________, who built the device, actually, with parts from eBay; and Pablos ______ over here, he's got mosquitoes in the tank. We have the device over here. And we're going to show you, instead of the kill _____, which will be a very brief, _____________ pulse, we're going to have a green laser pointer that's going to stay on the mosquito for, actually, quite a long period of time; otherwise, you can't see it very well. Take it away Eric.

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  1. johanson
  2. holman
  3. instantaneous
  4. laser

Original Text

Nathan Myhrvold: Okay, so our legal department prepared a disclaimer, and here it is. (Laughter) Now, after thinking about this a little bit we thought, you know, it probably would be simpler to do this with a nonlethal laser. So, Eric Johanson, who built the device, actually, with parts from eBay; and Pablos Holman over here, he's got mosquitoes in the tank. We have the device over here. And we're going to show you, instead of the kill laser, which will be a very brief, instantaneous pulse, we're going to have a green laser pointer that's going to stay on the mosquito for, actually, quite a long period of time; otherwise, you can't see it very well. Take it away Eric.

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  9. instantaneous
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