Monday, February 13, 2006

Pigeons get Backpacks for Air Pollution Monitoring

The 20 pigeons will be released into the skies over San Jose, California, in August.

Each bird will carry a GPS satellite tracking receiver, air pollution sensors and a basic mobile phone.

Text messages on air quality will be beamed back in real time to a special pigeon "blog," a journal accessible on the Internet.

Miniature cameras slung around the pigeons' necks will also post aerial pictures.
Damn, the pigeons are going to have a better cell phone than me. I love the idea of giving animals GPSs, as they did with the elephants and the great whites.

I am still waiting until for them to toss em on a couple of whale sharks so that I can be guaranteed to see one when I go diving, but I am sure it is only a matter of time.

via Yahoo News

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