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"Pigeons to Help in Pollution Fight"

If you ever misplace your mobile phone, have a look into the air, you might spot it strapped on the back of a pigeon.

Technewsworld.com have released this story about pigeons which get fitted with mobile phone backpacks to monitor air pollution.

Researchers at the University of California have developed this mobile prototype hoping to set up a flock of 20 pigeons which will be fitted with a tiny mobile circuit board containing sensors to detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. The device will have a SIM card and GPS satellite tracking receiver and will send text messages back to a special pigeon "blog," while miniature cameras around the birds' necks will post aerial pictures.

Next thing you know, Google Earth updates come from them pooping pigeons!