TECH GI­ANTS COME TO­GETHER AS MOS­QUITO REPELLENTS

Technowize Magazine - - Haute Money -

google and Mi­crosoft are two names which have been rul­ing the Sil­i­con Val­ley for years at an end. google dom­i­nates on the in­ter­net front whereas Mi­crosoft in terms of soft­ware which en­ables smooth func­tion­ing of all our com­put­ers and lap­tops. When these two tech gi­ants get to­gether, one would ex­pect that the col­lab­o­ra­tion would re­sult in the in­no­va­tion of flag­ship tech­nol­ogy. In­stead both the com­pa­nies are work­ing on a piece of tech­nol­ogy for the bet­ter­ment and pro­tec­tion of hu­man health. Tech­nol­ogy is being de­vel­oped to deal with the age-old problem of dis­eases caused by mos­qui­toes. This is due to the grow­ing num­ber of dis­eases and in­fec­tions which are spread­ing among hu­mans through the medium of mos­quito bites. And now tech gi­ants like google and Mi­crosoft are putting their in­tel­li­gent minds to work to find a so­lu­tion to these mos­qui­toes.

Both these Amer­i­can tech com­pa­nies re­cently signed a pact to col­lec­tively fight zika and other such sim­i­lar mos­quito-borne dis­eases all over the world. The bat­tle against these mos­qui­toes will be fought with the help of ro­bot­ics and au­toma­tion. Au­toma­tion and ro­bot­ics will be tested to find ways to fight against mos­qui­toes caus­ing any such deadly dis­eases. zika is one such dis­ease which can re­sult in long-term dis­or­ders that last for life. This is be­cause the Aedes ae­gypti mos­quito which trans­mits the zika virus, it re­sults in birth de­fects. This means that a sim­ple mos­quito bite can ruin the en­tire life of a hu­man right from the time of his­birth. This it­self sig­ni­fies that a small being like a mos­quito can lit­er­ally ruin some­one’s life.

Mi­crosoft is trap­ping such Aedes ae­gypti mos­qui­toes to iso­late and cap­ture them in Texas. En­to­mol­o­gists will carry out stud­ies on these mos­qui­toes to give the re­searchers a head start to pre­dict out­breaks and find a way to deal with them.re­searchers have as­sumed that it might take years to find a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion to these mos­qui­toes but till then, sci­en­tists are look­ing

for a way to at least con­trol them. google and Mi­crosoft be­lieve that now it is time to move on from the tra­di­tional ways like pest con­trol and in­duce tech­nol­ogy to face the problem.

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