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Computerised Egg May Reveal Swan's Secrets

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8:41am 15th August 2012

Scientists have created a 'cyber-egg' that'll be used to monitor cygnets at the Abbotsbury Swannery.

Researchers want to know how swans control the temperature of their eggs.

The boffins at Oxford University say it's something that's puzzled them for a long time, as birds don't normally waste energy.

The birds sit on the eggs but the incubation period doesn't start until the last one is laid.

It can be a ten-day process and means that all the cygnets will hatch out at around the same time.

Hopefully now they'll be able to 'crack' it!

Dr Stephen Ellwood with Abbotsbury cyber egg

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