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Friday, February 03, 2006

Pigeon Bloggers take to the skies

Please let London Underground pigeons start blogging

I know some of you will have certain view about pigeons calling the rats with wings, flying rats, and vermin. But I like pigeons,
I've always liked them and I particularly like the way they travel on the Tube.

However, yesterday a lot of the press including Metro were all over the fact that pigeons will be blogging and sending text messages when they are sent out to monitor air pollution:

Pigeons sending texts - Metro


"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
."

Check out the full story which was in Wednesday's New Scientist on Reuters.


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