Sunday, January 27, 2008

Telemetric Egg . . .

This is a great use of technology in my opinion:

"The telemetric egg, placed in the nest after the mother has laid her eggs, contains sensors that record temperatures on four quadrants of the egg’s surface as well as in the egg’s interior. Motion detectors record how frequently the mother turns the egg during incubation. The data are recorded 24 hours a day and downloaded to a computer every 48 hours. National Zoo staff use the information to mimic natural incubation in a controlled setting in the lab. "

Photo Credit: Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian’s National Zoo