Pigeon Patrol: Birds With Backpacks Measure London Fog

Pigeons sporting tiny, hello-tech backpacks have began patrolling England’s capital metropolis to watch the air high quality of the well-known "London fog." The birds sport a GPS gadget and specifically designed sensor, able to measuring ranges of nitrogen oxide, risky compounds, and different pollution.

Pigeons preventing air pollution: Merely tweet your London space to @PigeonAir & we’ll inform you how poisonous it’s! #PigeonAir pic.twitter.com/S3CKPx35Ry

— Pigeon Air Patrol (@PigeonAir) March 14, 2016

The pigeon patrol is funded by Plume Labs, creators of a private air high quality monitor app that delivers actual-time air pollution updates and recommendation on the way it impacts your well being.

The objective of the London venture, named Pigeon Air Patrol, is to "increase consciousness and alter minds about air pollution," based on its web site. Globally, seven million individuals die annually due to air pollution. Plume hopes to assist residents keep away from "extreme publicity" through the use of knowledge and synthetic intelligence to trace and keep forward of air air pollution.

For anybody involved concerning the welfare of the fleet, Plume guarantees there’s a vet available to make sure the pigeons’ security, and that the birds’ backpacks are "as mild as a feather."