Ted Sargent, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology at the University of Toronto, delivers a Talk at TEDxToronto 2011 on the theme of Redefining Nanotechnology.
How can we eradicate malaria and save lives? Forget mosquito repellants and mosquito nets, genetically re-engineering mosquitos could eradicate malaria and dengue fever altogether by reducing their population.In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitoes yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitoes to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.
The Fibonacci Numbers are the most amazing geometrical mavel. How do they work so well?