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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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