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Bloody childbirth simulator nets big design prize

MamaNatalie by Laerdal simulates the baby, uterus, blood, placenta, and all as a low-cost teaching aid for instructors and midwives.

By September 4, 2013


Will it be a C-section? Childbirth simulator helps predict

New software called Predibirth helps process magnetic-resonance images into a 3D construction of the pelvis and fetus to score a woman's chances of having a normal birth.

By November 29, 2011


Scientists release first 'cinematic MRI' of live birth

The video, which captures the second stage of labor, offers a new view of the position and movement of a fetus through the birth canal.

By June 26, 2012


Samsung cops a feel in Galaxy S III 'for humans' ad

The first advertisement for the flagship Android phone easily gets to second base.

By May 14, 2012


Free energy, edible slime -- and more offbeat crowdfunding ideas

Crowdfunding platforms can make unlikely, revolutionary notions fly or flop. Here are some of our recent favorites.

By September 4, 2013


Police patrolman's beat: Break up Facebook fights

According to a U.K. police inspector, one patrol car is assigned to be driven from house to house to deal with people's complaints about things written on Facebook.

By March 13, 2012


Aim carefully with $130,000 crystal toilet

Japan's Inax shows off the ultimate throne, a crystal-studded crapper designed to cheer up a weary nation.

By December 16, 2011


Man uses YouTube to help deliver baby

His wife drops on all fours. He calls the hospital. There are no midwives available. So naval engineer Marc Stephens has to rely on a couple of YouTube videos he's just watched.

By April 30, 2009


Do baby gadgets increase new moms' burnout?

Babies don't come with remote controls or even an "off" switch. Do the promises made by high-tech baby gadgets set up new parents for increased burnout and disappointment?

By December 15, 2007


Atlantis astronaut's wife gives birth 220 miles below

Astronaut Randy Bresnik, in orbit on a space station supply mission, celebrated the birth of his daughter 220 miles below in Houston, saying "momma and baby are doing very well."

By November 22, 2009