Monday, August 11, 2008

Cell Phones Track Birds

Humans may not be the only animals using cell phones in the near future.
Ornithologists and engineers at Oregon State University are planning to strap tiny mobile phones to songbirds and monitor the birds' migration with unprecedented accuracy.

The devices attached to the birds will share unique identification numbers with cell towers as they pass within range. Network service providers will record the ID numbers, the towers contacted and the times when contact was made.

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My concern is whether the bird will have the same negative health effects of cell phones that humans have.

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