Dinosaur walks again thanks to computer simulation

10/31/2013 | LiveScience.com

How the Argentinosaurus, among the largest known dinosaurs, moved more than 94 million years ago has been recreated in a computer simulation by researchers at the University of Manchester in England. Scientists used lasers to scan the skeleton of the 88-ton dinosaur, then created a computer model of how the bulky creature got around. "If you want to work out how dinosaurs walked, the best approach is computer simulation. This is the only way of bringing together all the different strands of information we have on this dinosaur, so we can reconstruct how it once moved," said lead researcher Bill Sellers, a computational and evolutionary biology professor.

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