Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dinosaur bones make problems Australian desal

In Australia Rare dinosaur bones and teeth found close to a proposed desalination plant that would supply this city with drinking water are affectation a potential problem to the plant's development. The 115 million year aged bones are part of a rare polar dinosaur site, just one of a partially dozen around the world, according to a November 27 article in the age.

While building on the A$3 billion project has not yet been delayed from its 2008 start and Victoria state Water Minister Tim Holding said the plant will go on with on agenda, some are calling for the state to conduct a full ecological effects statement that would consider the dinosaur ruins and existing sheltered species.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dinosaur bones are actual thing

A 140-million-year-old pile of bones that had been lynching around Richmond, Ind., since the 1960s is now a completely assembled Allosaurus fragilis pestering the Cincinnati Museum Center's Museum of Natural History and Science. It’s the facility's first dinosaur skeleton assembled from actual bones. Cincinnati’s allosaurus was a meat-eating, birdlike dinosaur by sickle-shaped, serrated teeth. It roams the earth during the Jurassic Period. It was not fully grown-up, however at 25 feet long and 9 feet tall, it almost certainly weighed at least a ton. Fully grown, it would have been more or less doubles that.

It was three years work that begins with take out the last bones from rock. The allosaurus is generally real bones, but not 100 percent some bones were absent, so we borrowed the actual thing from Yale, made cast and then sent them back. But the bones we cast were of the similar size specimen and from the similar quarry, so they're as similar as you can get.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dinosaurs breathe like penguins

The majority efficient respiratory systems of all animals, like to that of modern diving birds like penguins, fossil proof shows. Bony projections on the ribcage known as uncinate process play a significant role in both respiration and locomotion. The little bones work as levers to move the ribs and sternum during breathing. They have become tailored in different type of birds to deal with different habits of getting around.

The bones are shortest in runners like emus that don't require large breast muscles for flight, in-between in flying birds and longest in divers such as the penguin. The Manchester team deliberates a wealth of fossil remains of dinosaurs and extinct birds such as Archaeopteryx, and compares these with skeletons of living birds. They found that uncinate processes are also found both in the destroyed ancestors of birds, the theropod dinosaurs, and in recent species.


Monday, November 5, 2007

For real with dinosaurs

The dinosaurs as of London's Natural History Museum are in South Africa in a surprising exhibition at the Gold Reef City Theme Park. The meet will bring you and your children for real with seven breeds of Dinosaur: Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx,Oviraptor, Ornithommosaur, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex plus Tryannosaurus Servo. One of the favorites is an 8meters long Tyrannosaurus Rex. The larger than life animatronic Dinosaur uses sensors to detect its "quarry" and can also sway its tail, pivot its head, spin its eyes, make touchy sounds, and open its jaws.

An adult T-rex could grow to about 5meters in height and 12meters in length, and weigh in at about seven tons. Despite the animal's size, it could run at an impressive 10meter per second