Monday, April 16, 2012

[WATCH] 3-D Imaging Give Amazing Prenatal Insight

Warning: Some graphic imagery

This is a couple years old (but I just saw it, so it's new) and unless you keep abreast of TED talks every week, chances are this is new to you too.

In 2010, Alexander Tsiaras, author of Body Voyage and, most recently, The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman, took the TED stage during India's INK Conference to share the three-dimensional digital imaging technology that allows him to render the unborn baby in its mother's womb. 

Among the din of memes, Wall posts and LOLcats, there's something to be said for a 10-minute piece of content as compelling as the video above. 

With Tsiaras' tech, doctors can examine a 3-D model of a baby through the stages of fetal development. Now you can too. The models are uncannily rendered using volume data - a process which won him the Nobel Prize.

Y'know what - just watch the video.

Life is beautiful, folks. Oh, and slightly NSFW.


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