Children as Young as 12 Months Can Undo Carseat Restraints

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40% of children wriggle out of carseat restraints while the car is moving.

Children as young as 12 months and still too young to walk are finding ways to wriggle out of protective car restraints and are increasing their risk of serious injuries, a study shows.  40% of the children unbuckle themselves while the car is moving.

 

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Wii-Powered Robot for Mobility Impaired Babies

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“Independent mobility is crucial in the development of typical infants,” says the research.

A baby transporter for mobility-impaired children would ensure confidence, independence and proper cognitive development, researchers say. So they recommend babies start driving around on sonar-equipped robots.

 

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Unique Taga Bike Transforms Into a Baby Stroller

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Taga Bike

Taga combines the fun of a bicycle with the functionality of a baby stroller.  The Taga Bike only looks a bit silly until you watch the video. The baby-friendly bike becomes a stroller in just 20 seconds! (Pics and video)

 

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Peruvian Woman Trapped In Bed For 6 Months By Jumbo Breasts

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Yes, you read that right. A 29-year old Peruvian woman’s breasts grew to the size of an N cup after giving birth to her third child. Julia Manihuari’s breasts were so heavy that she would actually faint if she tried to get up:

The pint-sized farmer’s wife, who lives in northern Peru, was finally helped when local media paid for her to take a three-day boat trip to the nearest town for medical help…

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Baby Monitors of the Future Could Translate Infant Cries

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Technology could soon identify why baby is crying.

Babies change their cry to signify if they are hungry, sad or even in pain, and technology could soon identify which, scientists believe.  Identifying the changes could lead to the development of baby monitors capable of diagnosing an infant’s complaint, they claim.

 

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Agricultural Scientists Sequence Genome of Grass That Can Be a Biofuel Model Crop

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John Vogel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) with the first wild grass to be sequenced, Brachypodium distachyon.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues at the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute have announced that they have completed sequencing the genome of a kind of wild grass that will enable researchers to shed light on the genetics behind hardier varieties of wheat and improved varieties of biofuel crops.

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