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Offbeat Story of the Fortnight:

All those coming from across the world to India, please take note: No more Mosquito Repellant required!

Sharing with you a simple solar operated device that prevents mosquito breeding made by Pranav (student Knowledge 1st year of SAICE, Pondicherry).

Check out the video he posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42HqsWmc5cE

This offbeat story has even caught the eye of Bill Gates and he had posted about the same on his Facebook and Twitter account!

Have a look below:

By Bill Gates
Simple, but smart.
This solar-powered device shakes mosquito eggs off the water’s surface: http://b-gat.es/1tLZjbC

 

Way to go, Pranav Agarwal from Pondicherry!!

More mentions:
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-05/19/mosquito-device

http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134737:Worldwide-wrap

How to make it:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Scare-Mosquito/?ALLSTEPS