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In what might be the best news ever for backyard barbecues, the Department of Agriculture has begun testing a new type of bug zapper. The Photonic Fence, as the new device is called, uses cameras paired with more advanced optic technology to identify insects in an area 30 meters wide by 3 meters high. If they’re classified as a good or tolerable insect, they’re allowed to pass by the machine unharmed. If they’re on the kill list, the Photonic Fence kills it with lasers. The Fence has a potential kill rate of 20 insects per second. To put it in backyard barbecue terms, means it could kill up to 72,000 mosquitoes per hour, which is basically a miracle. Right now, it’s only in testing for farmland, but even that could have huge benefits. Pesticides don’t exactly discriminate, so they’re killing good and bad bugs alike. But with technology like this, farmers can be much more selective with their pest control and won’t have to put deadly poisons anywhere near our food. We never thought we’d say it, but this killer laser robot doesn’t seem to have any downsides.

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With their cozy sheets, blankets and candles, Brooklinen has more than taken care of all your needs in the bedroom–now they want to tackle the bathroom as well with their Super Plush Towels. After two years of testing textiles, Brooklinen has made towels that are strong, absorbent and luxuriously plush. With both traditional bath towel and larger bath sheet options–along with the requisite hand towels, washcloths and bath mat–you can deck out your entire bathroom in Brooklinen luxury without breaking the bank.