VARIOUS: T.rex couldn't run

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Release date: 18/7/2017

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Great coverage on the news that a new computer simulation has been used by Manchester scientists to assess the speed of the T.rex.  Reported by BBC News  & BBC North West, Sky News, The Independent, The Daily Mirror and The Sun, plus internationally The Washington Post, CBS News and Fox News.

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TitleFOX NEWS: 'Jurassic Park' was a lie: T. Rex couldn't run fast, scientists say
Media name/outletFox News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date18/07/17
DescriptionEven 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.
URLwww.foxnews.com/science/2017/07/18/jurassic-park-was-lie-t-rex-couldnt-run-fast-scientists-say.html
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleCBS NEWS T. rex couldn't run, researchers conclude
Media name/outletCBS NEWS
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date18/07/17
DescriptionLONDON -- 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.
URLwww.cbsnews.com/news/t-rex-couldnt-run-research-tyrannosaurus-rex-university-of-manchester/
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleWASHINGTON POST: Simulation of T. rex reveals the dinosaur couldn't run
Media name/outletWashington Post
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date18/07/17
URLhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/simulation-of-t-rex-reveals-the-dinosaur-couldnt-run/2017/07/18/2e781cd6-6bb2-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_video.html
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleTHE 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/outletThe Sun
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionToday, 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.
URLhttps://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/
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleDAILY MIRROR: T-Rex couldn't have outrun a human - despite what Jurassic Park would have you believe
Media name/outletDaily Mirror
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionThe 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.
URLwww.mirror.co.uk/science/rex-couldnt-outrun-human-despite-10820161
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleTHE INDEPENDENT: Tyrannosaurus rex would not have been able to outrun a speedy human, research suggests
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionAnyone 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).
URLwww.independent.co.uk/news/science/t-rex-not-able-to-catch-humans-report-tyrannosaurus-legs-anatomy-study-speed-a7847716.html
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleSKY NEWS: Not so fast! T-rex was too heavy to run, scientists say
Media name/outletSky News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionMovies 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.
URLnews.sky.com/story/not-too-fast-t-rex-was-too-heavy-to-run-scientists-say-10952853
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleBBC NEWS: Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted'
Media name/outletBBC News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionThe 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.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40632751
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleBBC BREAKFAST: T.rex couldn't run
Media name/outletBBC Breakfast
Media typeTelevision
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionA new computer simulation has been used by Manchester scientists to assess the speed of the T.rex. 
PersonsWilliam Sellers

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