Put Baby Yoda on your wrist with Vodafone and Disney’s Neo smartwatch

European mobile carrier Vodafone has partnered with Disney to launch a new wearable for kids called the Neo. Vodafone says the Neo combines its technological capabilities with Disney’s entertainment chops to offer a wearable that gives kids a sense of independence while letting parents stay in contact.

The Neo’s most notable feature is its Disney branding. The Yves Béhar-designed watch lets kids choose from a collection of “Sidekicks” that will hang out on the main clock screen, including The Child / Baby Yoda / Grogu from The Mandalorian, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, and Minnie Mouse. Vodafone says the Sidekicks will animate throughout the day, and the company plans to add more characters over time at no additional cost.

An example of the Neo smartwatch with the Vodafone Smart app for controlling privacy settings.
Image: Vodafone

Besides the injection of Disney charm, the Neo is mostly focused on

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What Baby Megalodon Sharks And You Probably Have In Common

What’s one thing we have in common with a baby (Megalodon) shark? Growing up in a nursery!

Otodus megalodon, one of the largest marine apex predators ever to exist, has certainly been making the news lately. Once scientifically known as Carcharocles megalodon, this extinct shark was considered to have been a cosmopolitan species that was a force to be reckoned with. But Megalodon doesn’t just pop out measuring over 50 feet (15 m) long! So where does “Mommy Shark” put her baby shark to grow? A shallow, warm-water nursery.

Nurseries are of particular research interest to shark scientists due to their assumed importance

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Fortified Baby Food Market to rise as a Worldwide Trendsetter in Technology and Development

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Nov 26, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Global Fortified Baby Food Market Report from AMA Research highlights deep analysis on market characteristics, sizing, estimates and growth by segmentation, regional breakdowns& country along with competitive landscape, players market shares, and strategies that are key in the market. The exploration provides a 360� view and insights, highlighting major outcomes of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to formulate better business plans and make informed decisions to improved profitability. In addition, the study helps venture or private players in understanding the companies in more detail to make better informed decisions.

Major Players in This Report Include,

Danone SA (France), Nestle SA (Switzerland), Hero Group (Switzerland), Abbott Laboratories (United States), Kraft Heinz Foods Company (United States), The Hein-Celestial Group (United States) and Bellamy’s Organic (Australia)

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Novel imaging technology offers new way to study baby brain activity

A team of UK scientists and engineers has demonstrated a novel technology for imaging the brains of infants and babies. The breakthrough is hoped to allow researchers new ways to investigate baby brain activity in natural environments without the need for expensive MRI machines.

“There is a lot we still don’t know about how the brain develops, and a big part of the problem is that studying the infant brain is really difficult with traditional scanners,” explains Rob Cooper lead on the project from University College London. “As any parent knows, 6-month old babies are very active; they move around all the time and are easily distracted. Using a technique like MRI, the subject has to remain completely still, which is almost impossible with babies unless they are asleep or sedated.”

The system presented in the study, published in the journal NeuroImage, is a new generation of wearable caps

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Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development — ScienceDaily

Infants’ brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a study has revealed.

Stress levels in mothers — measured by a hormone linked to anxiety and other health problems — is related to changes in areas of the infant brain associated with emotional development, the study suggests.

Doctors say the findings highlight the urgent need for women to be better supported with their mental and physical health before and during pregnancy, and could help them spot mums and babies who need help.

The experts add that pregnant women who feel stressed or unwell should seek help from their midwife or consultant and that with support, most health issues can be well managed in pregnancy.

Maternal stress is known to influence the development of the child’s behaviour and ability to regulate its emotions as it grows. This is usually measured by questionnaires, which are not always

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Baby Yoda joins astronauts on historic SpaceX Crew-1 mission to ISS


Baby Yoda is the chosen zero-gravity indicator for SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience.

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Baby Yoda captured hearts as soon as he appeared in the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian. The breakout Star Wars star is now an honorary member of the Crew-1 mission thanks to astronauts who picked the character to be the “gravity indicator” on their historic SpaceX flight to the ISS. 

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, along with Japanese Space Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, were en route Sunday night to the International Space Station. The Baby Yoda toy could be seen floating in the spacecraft during the NASA livestream. 

The astronaut crew — as well as NASA and SpaceX — kept Baby Yoda’s presence a secret until they reached zero-gravity. “Baby Yoda says you

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SpaceX Astronauts Brought Baby Yoda To The International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew-1, an international crew of NASA astronauts en route to the International Space Station, has revealed that it has The Child (aka Baby Yoda) as a stowaway. The footage was captured by The Verge’s science reporter, Loren Grush. Check out the footage she clipped from the flight’s recordings below.

Baby Yoda reportedly has a job: The toy is the flight’s “zero G indicator,” or a small object that can let crewmembers and/or any passengers know at a glance when the spaceship is in orbit and has reached a microgravity environment. While there is a clear link between astronauts and sci-fi–and especially Star Wars–fandom, it should be stated that this is something of a tradition. Earlier this

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NASA sends Baby Yoda to space aboard SpaceX Dragon alongside astronauts

NASA added a surprise fifth passenger to the Crew-1 mission currently en route to the International Space Station – a plush The Child (aka Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian. The doll is what’s known as the “zero-gravity indicator” – typically a soft, small object that is allowed to float free in the spacecraft cabin to provide a simple, but effective confirmation of when it passes into the phase of a spaceflight where Earth’s gravity no longer holds significant sway.

Crew-1’s other four passengers are all actual people – NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. They’re on their way to the ISS to staff it for the next half a year, on NASA’s first operational commercial crew mission, courtesy of partner SpaceX, which certified its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft for human flight earlier this year.

Baby Yoda won hearts

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Astronauts snuck a Baby Yoda toy onto SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship

SpaceX rocketed four astronauts into orbit Sunday night, along with a stowaway: Baby Yoda.

To kick off the company’s Crew-1 mission — its first full-length astronaut flight for NASA — a Falcon 9 rocket spewed fire into the night at 7:37 p.m. ET, then roared off the launchpad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The rocket pushed a newly human-rated Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit, carrying NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, as well as the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Soichi Noguchi. But the crew brought a friend with them.

“We’ve got Baby Yoda on board trying to take a seat right now,” NASA communications specialist Leah Cheshier said in the agency’s livestream of the mission.

The plush toy was visible floating around the cabin of the Crew Dragon spaceship as it orbited Earth and the astronauts settled in to sleep for the night.

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Rare baby dinosaur skeleton shows it looked remarkably like its parents

This baby Plateosaurus fossil is named “Fabian” and appears in in the Sauriermuseum Frick in Switzerland. The larger bone above it is a thigh bone from a more grown-up Plateosaur.

Sauriermuseum Frick, Switzerland

Human babies look pretty different from human adults. The same can’t be said for the Plateosaurus, a large long-necked dinosaur that once dwelled in Europe. An exceptional fossil of a baby Plateosaurus is helping scientists better understand the life and times of these long-extinct animals.

The baby dino, which weighed up to 130 pounds (60 kilograms) and stretched 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) long, was uncovered in 2015 in Switzerland. Paleontologists at the University of Bonn in Germany published a study of the dinosaur, nicknamed “Fabian,” in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica this week. 

An adult Plateosaurus could weigh in at over 4

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