Help track mosquitoes with your cellphone

ScienceMagazinePublished: May 29, 2018Updated: May 30, 2018
Published: May 29, 2018Updated: May 30, 2018

Mosquitoes can be deadly, transmitting malaria, dengue, and Zika. But tracking them is tough. Now, researchers—led by Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash—have developed a new, cheap way to monitor these insects—with mobile phones and a Shazam-like app that tells them apart based on their “songs.” Learn more:

Upload your mosquito tunes here:

Recommend tags
  • science+1
  • phone+1
  • sound+1
  • malaria+1
  • disease+1
  • mosquito+1
  • magazine+1
  • audio+1
  • prevention+1
  • control+1
  • zika+1
  • dengue+1
  • chikungunya+1