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Nanotechnology 101

Nanotechnology 101

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Published by: Mohammad Nizam on Feb 18, 2011
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Livestock tracking has been a problem for farmers. The USDA envi-
sions the rise of “smartherds”—cows, sheep, and pigs fitted with sensors
and locators relaying data about their health and geographical location
to a central computer.
Implanting tracking devices in animals has been initiated for pets,
valuable farm animals, or for animal wildlife conservation. Injectable
microchipsarealreadyusedinavarietyofwayswiththeaimofimproving
animal welfare and safety to

r study animal behavior in the wild,
r track meat products back to their source, and
r reunite strays with their human owners.

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