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Scientists Digitally Reconstruct Giant Steps Taken by Dinosaurs

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Scientists Digitally Reconstruct Giant Steps Taken by Dinosaurs for the First Time
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131030125538.htm
Oct. 30, 2013 — The Manchester team, working with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 metre-long skeleton of the vast Cretaceous Argentinosaurus dinosaur. Then using an advanced computer modeling technique involving the equivalent of 30,000 desktop computers they recreated its walking and running movements and tested its locomotion ability tested for the very first time.

This is the 40-meter original skeleton, Argentinosaurus huinculensis
reconstruction at Museo Municipal Carmen Funes, Plaza Huincul, Neuquén,
Argentina. (Credit: Dr. Bill Sellers, The University of Manchester)

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