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Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 12 - The Solution to the Mystery

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 12 - The Solution to the Mystery

What information can be gleaned from fossils that are 200 million years old? The palaeontologists present their research findings at a conference in Bonn. Have they solved the mystery of gigantism?

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 11 - A Dinosaur on its Hind Legs?

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 11 - A Dinosaur on its Hind Legs?

Was Steven Spielberg right? In the film Jurassic Park a Brachiosaurus stands up on its hind legs. Palaeontologists Martin Sander and Heinrich Mallison investigate the dinosaur film star....

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 10 - Leg Bones Made of "Super Material"?

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 10 - Leg Bones Made of "Super Material"?

Martin Sanders Theorie: Entweder war das Skelett der Saurier besonders leicht, oder die Beinknochen waren besonders stabil. Diese Vermutung führt den Forscher zum Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung....

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 9 - New Finds – New Findings

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 9 - New Finds – New Findings

The palaeontologists have come to South Africa in search of fossils to help them solve the evolutionary mystery of the giant dinosaurs. And indeed they find some, dating back some 175 to 230 million years....

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 8 - A Leg of Bone as an Environmental Record

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 8 - A Leg of Bone as an Environmental Record

Palaeontologist Martin Sander wants to find out about the gigantic dinosaur’s food, metabolism and body temperature, so he sends a slice of leg to the lab for geochemical analysis...

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 7 - Digestion Problems

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 7 - Digestion Problems

A dinosaur could stomach a lot , but how did its digestive system work? Some researchers suspect that their digestion worked somewhat like that of an ostrich. Are they right?

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 6 - A Dinosaur’s Diet

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 6 - A Dinosaur’s Diet

Were they always hungry? To maintain its weight, a 40-ton dinosaur would have needed to devour 14 gigantic bales of horsetail and Ginkgo leaves each day.

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 5 - The Bellows Method

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 5 - The Bellows Method

Some sauropods grew to be as heavy as 40 tons, putting quite a strain on their lungs. To be able to keep the dinosaurs going their respiratory system must have been extremely efficient.

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 4 - Thin Sections

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 4 - Thin Sections

Two-component silicone rubber, green synthetic resin, epoxy resin, powder and water. These are the ingredients that Katja Waskow and Martin Sander will use to find out why the sauropods grew so large.