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Largest Dinosaur Takes Digital Steps
2013-10-31 08:08:29

[ Watch The Video: Recreation Of Argentinosaurus Walking ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online British researchers have reconstructed one of the world’s largest dinosaurs, allowing the creature to take its first steps in over 94 million years. The University of Manchester team, along with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 meter-long skeleton of the massive Cretaceous Argentinosaurus dinosaur. They then used an advanced computer modeling technique...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By Mike Boehm When the angry, life-sized mama T. rex came roaring through a curtain to defend its young during the St. Paul, Minn., run of "Walking With Dinosaurs -- the Live Experience," Kristi Curry Rogers momentarily stopped thinking like a professor and responded like a protective mom. "I have a 5-year-old daughter, and at that moment, I thought, 'I'm really glad she didn't come with me,' " said the dinosaur expert from Macalester College in St. Paul, who was there to apply the cool...

2008-08-09 12:00:42

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Who doesn't love a show about prehistoric monsters chasing people around the modern world? That's an oversimplification of the BBC America series "Primeval," but it does help explain the series' multigenerational appeal. "Clearly, we are very aware that we have a lot of kids who love the show, who love the creatures, and all of the rest of it," said "Primeval" co-creator/writer Adrian Hodges. "But, quite clearly, at the same time,...

2008-04-16 03:00:00

By Groves, Colin The ancestors of the miniature hominins found on the Indonesian island of Flores may have spread out of Africa even before the ancestors of modern humans. The fossil record of human evolution is extremely well-known, comparable to only a few other large mammals, such as elephants. Fifty years ago, specialists were speaking of a single main line of human evolution, progressing from Australopithecus africanus (small brain, short legs, prominent jaws) through Homo erectus to...

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2007-07-12 00:00:00

TACOMA, Wash. -- Are you brave enough to share an evening in the forest with a bunch of life-size dinosaurs with 6-inch teeth? How about spending time with a walking, growling 45-foot tall, 75-foot long Brachiosaurus that seems to be looking around for its next meal - perhaps among the spectators at "Walking With Dinosaurs," which opens its North American tour on July 11 in Tacoma. Lucky for us, the Brachiosaurus only eats plants - it was a vegetarian when it lived about 150 million years...

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2007-01-11 07:40:00

SYDNEY, Australia -- What does it take to bring a dinosaur to life - or at least a life-sized re-creation? Start with 323 yards of fabric stretched over 144 yards of foam. Stuff the contraption with a half a mile of cabling, six hydraulic motors and a dozen truck batteries. Program 24 computers to control the reptile's every move and cover with 56 gallons of paint. Finished product: a two-ton Torosaurus that stomps, snorts and roars on remote-controlled demand. The horned herbivore is one of...


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