Automated mosquito-zapping laser? Yes, please.

It's perhaps the most high-tech way to massacre some mosquitoes.
It automatically tracks and targets, then fires a short burst of laser energy to shoot down one of Alaska's most-cursed pests: the mosquito.

Called a 
Photonic Fence, the device -- the prototype of which was built with parts bought on eBay -- is being built by the Bellevue, Wash. company Intellectual Ventures. And while it is designed to be used in areas with high numbers of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the device could also be used to protect crops from other insects or to keep the ubiquitous Alaska mosquitoes at bay, Alaska Dispatch News reports.