Going Green

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Garmin for Cows??

Can't you just see a bunch of cows walking around the pasture with headsets on? Think of what they might hear....

"Turn left at the first prickly pear cactus and proceed 223 paces to the first Hackberry tree on your right. Turn at a 45 degree angle to the right and proceed...."

A Futuristic Linkage of Animals and Electronics

By Don Comis
June 6, 2008

The same Global Positioning System (GPS) technology used to track vehicles is now being used to track cows.

But Agricultural Research Service (ARS) animal scientist Dean M. Anderson has taken tracking several steps further with a Walkman-like headset that enables him to "whisper" wireless commands to cows to...(complete news release here).

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