Energy efficient street lamps are also mosquito traps

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Controlling the growth of mosquito populations is an effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We've already wrote about bug trapping drones, and now energy efficient street lamps in Kuala Lumpur can attract and trap mosquitoes by giving off a 'human' scent. Developed by researchers at the University of Malaya, the smart outdoor LED lamps are powered by wind and solar energy, and can function off the grid, even in flood-prone areas. They produce UV light that shines on a titanium dioxide surface, causing the release of small amounts of CO2 — mosquitoes are attracted to humans and…

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