How to kill a mosquito

How to kill a mosquito at 30 feet

Interesting question… Are we talking vaporize, ignite, or heat up until death for the mosquito? I’ll assume we want to minimize damage to surroundings so let’s just heat them up till they stop functioning. We’d need to figure out the temperature at which a majority of mosquitos will die. Since they seem to love hot weather, let’s assume we need to hit 100°C for them to fry. Estimating the average absorption coefficient for a mosquito when illuminated with the spectrum of your favorite LED source (50% of incident radiative power…

Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, energy and water efficiency. Simply put, there’s nothing else like it. In 2009, we installed a low voltage distribution system to control the lighting and peripherals in the Alberta/University of Calgary entry. Team Alberta came in 6th place out of 20 contestants.

Scott Riesebosch

Farewell Scott Riesebosch

Scott Riesebosch has given much to CRS in his 18 years as president and chief technical officer. We wish him the all the best in his exciting venture as the president of Tailwind. Scott has a degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University and has been designing and manufacturing high output LED light engines and luminaries since 1998 when the first high output LEDs came to market. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences, educating businesses and consumers in an effort to assist them in making better…

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