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An Ancient Swimming Lizard: Engineers Study Plesiosaur Mobility
2014-01-16 06:49:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just add water to two engineers and a dinosaur curator and what do you get? At the University of Alberta, you get the answer to how a giant ancient sea creature swam. The lure of engineering combined with dinosaurs is what attracted fourth-year Faculty of Engineering student Laurel Richards to the project. “I heard that Dr. Loewen had an interesting project and that it had to do with dinosaurs, and I was definitely interested,”...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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