Monday, December 7, 2009
Once upon a time there was a species called sparrow among birds……..This would possibly the starting line of a story we share with our kids or grandkids in future.
The house sparrows, spotted doves, bulbuls, bats and kites are in the verge of extinction and may disappear in a few years from now. In fact these birds are rarely or no more seen in many cities.
The reason??? We use cell phones!!!
"Birds are known to be sensitive to magnetic radiation. Microwaves can interfere with their sensors and misguide them while navigating and preying,” says zoologist Mr Ranjit Daniels.
The new generation kids are not aware of many bird species. The days are gone when sparrows, pigeons and many other birds visit homes to feed on food grains and built nest in our courtyard, roof top and tree tops. We now have ‘secured’ and ‘neat’ apartments and ‘homes’.
From time immemorial we learned a lot and still continue to do so from the animal kingdom. Right from making the lunar space shuttle which is designed in the shape of a spider for more security and stability in the alien land; Adopting the behavior of ants to solve the Traveling salesman’s problem (To find the shortest route to visit each location and returning to starting point) which helps to do business in a cost effective manner.
Researches states that one among the ants is deployed to search food for a group. This spy ant goes around in different directions in search of food and once finding the food, it returns in the shortest route possible to lead the group back to the place it found the food. What a strategy and a sense of selflessness!!!
Are we moving ahead in the right direction and our advancement in technology leading us to a safer and greener tomorrow?
(pic taken from net)*