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(Slashdot)   Scientists use supercomputer to figure out that an 80-ton dinosaur... walked very, very slowly   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, dinosaurs, largest animals, supercomputers, Northern England, Late Cretaceous, special collections, Polaris, simulations  
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2163 clicks; posted to Geek » on 01 Nov 2013 at 10:18 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-01 11:32:20 AM  
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FTA: The animal was able to reach a top speed of about 5 mph, with "a slow, steady gait,"

Um, a 5 mph walk is pretty swift for a human. Granted it's legs are covering more ground, but that is not too slow in my book.
2013-11-01 10:28:15 AM  
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Obviously, the next logical step is to feed this data into the computers that animated the orcs for the battle of Helm's Deep in the LOTR movies. I want to know how many orcs an Argentinosaurus can take down.
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