Monthly Archives: April 2013

Science sneak preview update

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. the fiddling pays off: hind limb muscles of Plateosaurus engelhardti, with some corrections made following hints from my colleagues Vivian Allen and John R. ‘The Hutch’ Hutchinson, and with wrapping objects in. This one is ready … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, anatomy, Biomechanics, Digitizing, Dinosauria, locomotion, MfN Berlin, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, sneak previews | 1 Comment

How not to build an abstract submission webpage

It is that time of year: all palaeontologists in the English-speaking world try to predict the future, and know now what brand-new and interesting research results they will have found by late fall. That’s for submitting an abstract for the … Continue reading

Posted in rants, SVP 2013 | 6 Comments

Theropod-Thursday 46: garden variety beasts

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Lately, I’ve been trying to do a photographic inventory of all sorts of garden-variety bird. Our garden, that is. And suddenly sheer dumb luck handed me prime photo opportunities. A Siskinvasion! Ever since a squirrel tilted … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Berlin, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Maniraptora, Theropoda | 2 Comments

Another science sneak preview

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. fiddling with a SIMM model. I am adding the wrap objects that make sure muscles do not run through bones or other muscles. And let me tell you: it is a bother!

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Biomechanics, Dinosauria, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, sneak previews | 4 Comments

How not to do science

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. So there is a recent paper out in PLOS ONE by Georgi et al. They hypothesise that semicircular ducts scale closely with head size, testing this on dinosaurs. What’s a semicircular canal? Read up on it … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.19: Hauff and still no end in sight

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. This part of the Palaeontology of SW Germany series has arrived at a deep low in the number of vertebrates shown, and it is time I fight my way through the rest of the spineless stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Hauff, Holzmaden, spineless stuff (invertebrates), Travels | 1 Comment

Theropod Thursday 45: a beauty

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Recently, there has been lot of debate about theropod feathers. Aside from another BANDit* paper and its evisceration, there was the “science ruined dinosaurs” debate, with some people claiming that feathered theropods are simply not scary … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinosauria, Maniraptora, Theropoda | 4 Comments