lab (IMAGE) Virginia Tech Caption To keep mosquitoes awake in the lab, the research team will use a programmable system that vibrates the containers in which the mosquitoes are enclosed. The vibrations are introduced at regular intervals, preventing them from falling asleep. Photo by Luke Hayes for Virginia Tech. Credit Virginia Tech Usage Restrictions Virginia Tech credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.