London is not a particularly clean place – its annual pollution limit was broken this year only eight days in.
With all this in mind, a technology firm has unleashed its latest weapon in the fight against air pollution. As reported by BBC News, 10 common pigeons have been fitted by Plume Labs with miniature lightweight backpacks, each of which could find other dangerous, explosive compounds, as well as nitrogen dioxide, ozone in the air.
This pigeon air patrol may be monitored utilizing a map that was live. Their back packs will be capable to do all the work, even though the birds themselves are not trained scientists – they just have to fly about as they usually do. These special birds were initially trained as racing pigeons, and they will be looked after with an expert veterinarian to ensure their well-being.
This pigeon squadron is certainly fairly popular with social media; you could tweet your place of London to @PigeonAir and they will let you know how hazardous it’s, ranging from “fresh” to “extreme.”
Before going live, this job was subsequently showcased in the London Design Festival. In the long-term, Plume Labs expects to support Londoners themselves to become beta testers to get a wearable version of the pigeon-based pollution-finding back packs.