Title FOX NEWS: 'Jurassic Park' was a lie: T. Rex couldn't run fast, scientists say Media name/outlet Fox News Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 18/07/17 Description Even though Dr. Ian Malcom kept saying, "Must go faster" to get away from the T. Rex in "Jurassic Park," all they really had to do was step on the gas a little bit.
University of Manchester scientists have released findings that say the size and weight of an adult T. rex wouldn't allow the bipedal predator to surpass speeds of 12 miles per hour.
URL www.foxnews.com/science/2017/07/18/jurassic-park-was-lie-t-rex-couldnt-run-fast-scientists-say.html Persons William Sellers Title CBS NEWS T. rex couldn't run, researchers conclude Media name/outlet CBS NEWS Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 18/07/17 Description LONDON -- Tyrannosaurus rex was a slowpoke. That is the conclusion drawn from the latest research by scientists at the University of Manchester in England, whose study flies in the face of decades of Hollywood depictions of T. rex as a predator hot on the heels of fleeing pray.
The research looked "extensively into the gait and biomechanics" of the world's most notorious dinosaur and determined that, thanks to his enormous size and weight, Tyrannosaurus rex could never have chased after his dinner at high speeds -- and likely struggled to even walk quickly.
URL www.cbsnews.com/news/t-rex-couldnt-run-research-tyrannosaurus-rex-university-of-manchester/ Persons William Sellers Title WASHINGTON POST: Simulation of T. rex reveals the dinosaur couldn't run Media name/outlet Washington Post Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 18/07/17 URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/simulation-of-t-rex-reveals-the-dinosaur-couldnt-run/2017/07/18/2e781cd6-6bb2-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_video.html Persons William Sellers Title THE SUN: LAZY BONES The fearsome T-Rex was nowhere near as scary as you’d imagine because it couldn’t run very fast, boffins discover Media name/outlet The Sun Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description Today, experts from the University of Manchester found that the beast wouldn’t be able to reach high speeds because its legs would buckle under its weight.
Professor William Sellers from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the monster was “limited to walking speeds” and would not have chased its prey at high speeds.
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4042677/the-fearsome-t-rex-was-nowhere-near-as-scary-as-youd-imagine-because-it-couldnt-run-very-fast-boffins-discover/ Persons William Sellers Title DAILY MIRROR: T-Rex couldn't have outrun a human - despite what Jurassic Park would have you believe Media name/outlet Daily Mirror Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description The world's most famous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, could not move at high speed because its legs would have broken, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Manchester say the sheer size of T-Rex meant its leg bones would have buckled under its own weight, so it was effectively restricted to walking.
URL www.mirror.co.uk/science/rex-couldnt-outrun-human-despite-10820161 Persons William Sellers Title THE INDEPENDENT: Tyrannosaurus rex would not have been able to outrun a speedy human, research suggests Media name/outlet The Independent Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description Anyone who can run 100 metres in 13.3 seconds would have been able to outrun a Tyrannosaurus rex, according to new research.
Contrary to suggestions that the six-tonne predator had a staggering top speed of 72kmh (about 45mph), researchers from Germany and the US found that physical constraints would have prevented it from travelling much faster than about 27kmh (16.8mph).
And a separate study concluded that T Rex would only have been able to move at a fast walk with any attempt to run risking a broken leg. It put the dinosaur’s top speed even lower at about 20kmh (12mph).
URL www.independent.co.uk/news/science/t-rex-not-able-to-catch-humans-report-tyrannosaurus-legs-anatomy-study-speed-a7847716.html Persons William Sellers Title SKY NEWS: Not so fast! T-rex was too heavy to run, scientists say Media name/outlet Sky News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description Movies have led us to believe that Tyrannosaurus rex could run at terrifying speeds, but new research suggests the reality was different.
Scientists at the University of Manchester believe the sheer size and weight of the dinosaurs made running impossible, as their legs would have buckled and broken under the pressure of their heavy load.
URL news.sky.com/story/not-too-fast-t-rex-was-too-heavy-to-run-scientists-say-10952853 Persons William Sellers Title BBC NEWS: Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted' Media name/outlet BBC News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description The size and weight of a T. rex would have prevented it from moving faster than 20km/h (12mph), research suggests.
University of Manchester scientists used a new computer simulation to assess the speed of the massive biped.
URL www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40632751 Persons William Sellers Title BBC BREAKFAST: T.rex couldn't run Media name/outlet BBC Breakfast Media type Television Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/07/17 Description A new computer simulation has been used by Manchester scientists to assess the speed of the T.rex. Persons William Sellers
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