Tracking Technology

SciTech Now Episode 437

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the data behind our changing climate; Don Melnik discusses the extinction of thousands of animals and plant species; we visit the Liberty Science Center; and how GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

Fitbits for birds

If you have ever used a step counter or a heart rate sensor, you’ve used the same technology that biologists at Lenoir-Rhyne University are using to study Herons. We take a look at how the same GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.