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T. Rex's Killer Bite Revealed
2012-02-29 11:47:25

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have revealed that the jaw muscles of Tyrannosaurus rex suggest that the dinosaur had the most powerful bite of any living or extinct animal. The measurement, based on a laser scan of the dinosaur´s skull, showed that its bite was equivalent to up to 13,000 pounds -- four times more than previously estimated. Publishing their findings in the journal Biology Letters, the team scaled up the skulls of a human, an alligator, a juvenile T....

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2009-02-21 09:35:00

University of Manchester scientists are using laser imaging to investigate how fat "“ or fit "“ T. rex and his fellow dinosaurs were. Karl Bates and his colleagues in the palaeontology and biomechanics research group have reconstructed the bodies of five dinosaurs, two T. rex (Stan at the Manchester Museum and the Museum of the Rockies cast MOR555), an Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, a Strutiomimum sedens and an Edmontosaurus annectens. The team, whose findings are published in the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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