Mmmm.. honey dipped babies..

While things could be better right now, they could also be worse. And the one upside of being in a hospital is that they hook you up to weird technology, like the ultrasound machine that produced this image of our as-yet-unborn bub. I’ve animated it to make the features clearer:
Awww, so cute. And so orange...
And before anyone worries, no, it doesnt’ in fact explode in the final frame; what’s happening is that a computer is simulating the “look” of the baby based on the ultrasound info it’s got, but it can only extrapolate so much; if there’s a lack of info or distortion, you get a distorted image, like you do here.

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Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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