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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.

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 3 - A Brachiosaurus in 3D

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 3 - A Brachiosaurus in 3D

Standing some 12 metres tall, the Brachiosaurus was the largest land animal ever to have lived. To find out how much these enormous creatures weighed, scientists use state-of-the-art laser technology. Engineer Stefan Stoinski uses a laser to scan this dinosaur...

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 2 - A Dinosaur Takes a Bath

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 2 - A Dinosaur Takes a Bath

The enormous size of dinosaurs is hard to overlook and easy to measure. But how much did they weigh? To determine their body mass, Katja Waskow and Martin Sander immerse a model of a dinosaur in water and perform some complicated calculations...

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 1 - Dinosaurs on Mallorca?

Giant Dinosaurs: Episode 1 - Dinosaurs on Mallorca?

This isn’t a rock. In fact it’s a fossil, found by a couple on holiday that led Martin Sander and his research team to Mallorca in search of more evidence. Will the researchers find more fossils here?

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.