Korat university invention uses ultrasonic waves to kill mosquito larvae

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NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 22nd November 2017 (NNT)-Suranaree University of Technology has introduced an invention that uses ultrasonic waves to kill mosquito larvae.

The university invented a boat that releases ultrasonic waves to kill mosquito larvae and pupae. The boat is proving 90% effective within a 3 meter-radius.

According to the university, the boat can be used in ponds and canals to control mosquito infestations. The ultrasonic waves meanwhile, don't harm fish or crustaceans in the water.

The university spent six months developing the invention.

The boat, which is 100 centimeters long and weighs about 50 kilograms, is made of fiberglass. It can be controlled remotely via a GPS system and travels at the speed of 7 kilometers per hour.

The university has already obtained a patent for this clever invention.