Skeeter Surveillance Wednesday

1aBetter pull down your shades

Look out, skeeters—the drones are coming.

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the health risks of climate change, White House officials this week highlighted a Microsoft project to robotically stalk mosquitoes and warn against the spread of insect-borne diseases.

“In order to improve disease surveillance systems’ ability to detect disease emergence prior to an outbreak, Microsoft Research is prototyping an experimental autonomous system to help detect pathogens in the environment before they infect people,” a White House fact sheet said. “This effort envisions drone-deployed devices that can collect mosquitoes autonomously and conduct gene-sequencing and pathogen detection computationally.”

Diseases spread by insects are just one of the many risks associated with a warming planet, and the intriguing Microsoft project is just one of dozens of ventures the White House is encouraging.

@ Inside Climate News

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15 Responses to Skeeter Surveillance Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Honey, why is there a drone outside our bedroom window?
    That is just the Government watching for mosquito’s again dear.
    Oh.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Den — thanks for the pics.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Den, the building your new truck is parked by, is that your new home where you put in all the improvements?

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Not a very warm day. It was around 41° for my 8:00 p.m. walk-about. It’s been like that for days, with wind, or not. Tonight was the best, no wind, very few breezes. Then a fog moved in all around my “estate.” It was by then dark. It was great. Every night is though, every night is different.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Tax stuff done. Tomorrow take to preparer.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Shocked to read that Washington is one of the states with more gun deaths than car deaths.

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    • Den says:

      Rednecks-O-Plenty? Drinkin, driven,’n shootin.

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      • Den says:

        Or perhaps self inflicted from living in a gooey overcast climate, going insane never seeing Sun, areas near the coast, moist, gooey, fungus-ville, drive a sane man crazy.
        Dampness and darkness oh my.

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  7. Den says:

    Off to have some dream adventures, how about you?

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