This is just weird, even for the giddy parents-to-be types who like to run around showing off copies of their ultrasound at work. A hospital in England is one (two?)-upping old-school 2D ultrasounds with 4D scans of your in utero spawn. The scanner (which is apparently not so new itself, per the comments) produces a moving 3D image, which is why we guess they're calling it 4D—not 'cause it's like tesseract, which I would much rather look at. What is new (and unsettling) is that the hospital's uploading the images to a secure site for bug-eyed mommies-to-be to download to their MP3 player or cellphone.

The article is kind of trend-fishing with the iPod headline, since the hospital also gives you the file on a CD or DVD, which you can load up on anything—like grossest of grossness, a 50-inch TV. Sweet christ, I hope this doesn't become a real trend. [Evening Standard via Spluch]

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