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How Warm is my Dinosaur?

Just a bit of fun news: for the first time scientists have been able to measure the temperature of dinosaurs. In the past people considered dinosaurs to be just big lizards and thus cold blooded. In recent decades, evidence showed that dinosaurs were actually the ancestors of birds and probably not cold-blooded. Now they have been able to run some tests that are the next best thing to having a time machine and a thermometer. Turns out the dinos were not as warm as birds, but much warmer than modern lizards!

www.spectrum-scientifics.com

Robotime Walking Robot Dinosaur Skeletons!

We’ve seen plenty of wood dinosaur skeleton puzzles but this one is a new twist: They are robotic skeletons and they roar and walk!

You put it together out of 70-85 pieces (depending on the model) and in addition to the skeleton there are also motors and battery pack (using 3 AAA batteries) that make the dinosaur roar, walk (in a shuffle) and in the case of the T-Rex, swing his tail! The neat part is that the robot is sound activated! Clap your hands and it will start walking and roaring!

T-Rex is not the only member of this line. There are also the Stegosaurus, and the Tricerotops:

Triceratops Robotime Dinosaur