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2009-02-02 – Le impronte di Dinosauri di Altamura su Easy Driver

Partirà da Gravina la puntata di Easy Driver
Gli spettatori di RaiUno alla scoperta della Murgia

Partirà da Gravina la puntata di Easy Driver condotta da Ilaria Moscato e Marcellino Mariucci, che porterà gli spettatori di RaiUno alla scoperta della Murgia.
La registrazione della partenza delle auto di scena è in programma giovedì mattina, in piazza Benedetto XIII dalle ore 8.30 alle ore 12.30.
Le auto di scena di questa puntata di Easy Driver che andrà in onda sabato 7 febbraio alle ore 14, dopo il TG1, sono la Maserati gran turismo S L.13547 e la Renault Twingo RS DS 677 ZP.
Oltre a piazza Benedetto XIII, il regista della trasmissione Marco Speroni e la giornalista Francesca Di Ciccio, lunedì scorso hanno visitato il tratto del torrente “gravina” che parte dal santuario della Madonna della Stella per scegliere i luoghi più belli dell’habitat rupestre da proporre poi nella puntata di Easy Driver che andrà in onda il 7 febbraio.
L’itinerario interesserà anche il territorio di Corato e di Ruvo di Puglia prima di concludersi nella cava dei dinosauri, ad Altamura.

fonte: http://www.gravinaonline.it/gravina/informa/4657.html

febbraio 2, 2009 Posted by | Lang. - Italiano, P - Impronte, Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV | , , , , , | Lascia un commento

2008-12-10 – Dinosauri sulla TV austriaca (Dinosaurier – Donnerstag, 20.15, ORF 2)

10. Dezember 2008 – 17:24

Luft für Dinos

In Alfred Vendls “Universum”-Doku “Atem der Erde” fletschen die Dinos die Zähne nur mehr nebenbei – Donnerstag, 20.15 Uhr im ORF

Noch vor wenigen Jahren waren computeranimierte Dinosaurier absolute Top Spots unter Naturfilmern. Die rasante technische Entwicklung verändert die Dimensionen: In Alfred Vendls “Universum”-Doku “Atem der Erde” (Donnerstag, 20.15, ORF 2) fletschen die Dinos die spitzen Zähne nur mehr nebenbei. “Das ist mittlerweile sehr viel Routinearbeit”, erklärt Vendl. Nicht den riesenhaften T-Rex in 3-D-Bildern das Laufen zu lehren, ist für Naturfilmer heute die Herausforderung – sondern das Unsichtbare sichtbar zu machen.

Der Grenzgänger Vendl, der schon Interpretationen von Zeit und Wahrnehmung mit hochentwickelter Zeitraffer- und Zeitlupentechnologie sichtbar gemacht hat, nähert sich einem weiteren unsichtbaren Element, dem Sauerstoff. Er erzählt die Geschichte der Evolution am Beispiel eines Sauerstoffatoms. Dabei sind Dinos eines von vielen Kapiteln: “Sowohl Software als auch Hardware sind billig zu haben. Das kann jeder probieren. Aber es ist schwierig, gute Leute zu finden.” Ein Jahr haben sich Vendl und sein Team aus 30 Leuten der Luft gewidmet. Zuletzt bekam der Professor für Silikatchemie und Archäometrie an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst für “Bionik – Das Genie der Natur” den begehrten “Emmy”-Fernsehpreis.

Wie wirkt sich der Sparplan auf “Universum” aus? Produziert werden nur mehr 20 Filme pro Jahr. Die Cashcow werde man nicht melken, hofft Vendl. 40 Prozent der Verkaufserlöse zieht der ORF aus den Naturfilmen. Das ermöglicht neue Projekte: 2009 schickt Vendl Säbelzahntiger ins Waldviertel. (prie/DER STANDARD; Printausgabe, 11.12.2008)

 

dicembre 10, 2008 Posted by | - R. Dinosauri, Lang. - German, Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV | , , , , | Lascia un commento

2008-10-27 – Moray, UK: Impronte di dinosauri in TV (dinosaur footprints, TV, BBC)

Impronte di Dinosauri ritrovate a Moray nel Regno Unito stasera protagoniste sulla BBC

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fossils to be part of BBC film about geology

Moray dinosaur footprints to feature on TV

Published: 27/10/2008

The footprint trails at Clashach Quarry, near Hopeman, will be part of a film about geology in Moray.

Some of the fossils in the area are more than 250 million years old.

Drew Baillie, of Moray Stone Cutters, which owns the quarry, was interviewed for the programme.

He said: “It’s actually the 10th anniversary of when the display at Clashach was opened. It is quite popular as kids are obviously interested in the whole dinosaur thing.

“Hopefully this programme will help get Moray on the map.”

Sandstone from the Moray quarry has been used for Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona and as part of the British Memorial Garden to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack.

David Addison, curator of Elgin Museum, was also interviewed about the collection’s many fossils of reptile and dinosaur species from the Permian to Triassic periods – some unique to the Moray area.

These include Elginia Mirabilis, Dicynodon Traquairi and Saltopus Elginensis.

The programme will be shown on BBC1 at 7pm tonight.

source: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/906781?UserKey=

ottobre 27, 2008 Posted by | - R. Dinosauri, Italiano (riassunto), P - Impronte, Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

2008-10-22 – Il Tridentinosaurus su Geo & Geo

Il Tridentinosaurus su Geo & Geo (Rai tre), tra pochi minuti.

anche online: link

seguiranno aggiornamenti …

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 Il Tridentinosaurus antiquus, del Permiano di Stramaiolo (Trento)

Links: http://www.science.unitn.it/~bazzanel/Mountains/Fossili/indexTridentinosaurus.htm

rifer.bibliografico: link

ottobre 22, 2008 Posted by | - Italia, Lang. - Italiano, Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV | , , , , , | Lascia un commento

2008-10-18: La nuova serie BBC “Fossil Detectives” e la sua conduttrice Hermione Cockburn

In Gran Bretagna parte sulla rete BBC 2 una nuova serie di documentari dedicati alla Paleontologia e ai fossili intitolata “Fossil Detectives”.

Nell’articolo riportato sotto (in inglese) le considerazioni della conduttrice, la geologa Hermione Cockburn.

Esplora i link per informazioni e video sulla serie.

Hermione meets the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace

Hermione meets the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace

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Discovering Prehistoric Britain
The Fossil Detectives: Discovering Prehisto…
by Hermione Cockburn
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Hermione finds her love on the rocks

Published Date: 18 October 2008

TO the casual observer, the pile of rocks neatly arranged on Hermione Cockburn’s breakfast table looks, well, like a rather unremarkable pile of rocks.
But as the one-time Edinburgh academic and now TV presenter reaches for one, her eyes suddenly light up.

She has just finished travelling the length and breadth of the British Isles making a new series, Fossil Detectives, for the BBC and sees the shiny pebble in her hand as a remnant of a lost world in which dinosaurs roamed the Earth and even David Attenborough had yet to make a natural history documentary.

Indeed, the grand old man of the Beeb’s factual programming department is just one of a host of fellow fossil enthusiasts who Hermione met while filming.

Former Blur bass player and now full-time country gent Alex James and singer-songwriter Billy Bragg also helped delve into Britain’s pre-history.

“David Attenborough’s my hero,” says Hermione. “I got to meet him and interview him for the programme because he’s had a lifelong interest in fossils. He has a fantastic collection and I was able to go to his house and sit on his sofa to talk about them – it was wonderful.”

Attenborough’s skill for storytelling and the special place afforded him in the nation’s heart is

‘Whole foundation of modern geology began in Edinburgh’

something Hermione would no doubt love to emulate.

The 35-year-old, who grew up in Sussex, came to the Capital in 1990 to study geography at Edinburgh University and later went on to complete a PhD in geomorphology, the study of how land is formed.

For most, that would have led to a career and a life spent marvelling over rocks alongside fellow academics.

But thanks to a competition launched by the now defunct Tomorrow’s World – a contest which Hermione describes as an X Factor for academics – she won a chance to present a range of BBC documentaries including What the Ancients Did For Us and Coast.

Hermione’s eventual triumph in the BBC talent competition came after she won a telephone vote, having already wowed the Simon Cowells of the natural history department with her discussion of a lump of fossilised wood which showed there were once trees on Antarctica.

Her relative youth no doubt helped ease out some of the crustier specimens lurking in universities up and down the land, but her infectious enthusiasm is undeniable.

“It was amazing being in front of the cameras for the first time, really thrilling.” she says. “It gave me a real insight into how TV works. I found that whole experience fantastic and I gradually went on to do more and more pieces for the BBC, including some stuff for Radio 4.”

Ask Hermione about a trip to Loch Ness during the making of Fossil Detectives and she quickly dismisses Nessie in favour of the “more interesting” topic of how the bottom of the loch can be used to chart deforestation, the birth of agriculture and even the impacts of fallout from the Chernobyl disaster.

“I love the story of the Loch Ness Monster and I like the idea that people can go there and think about it,” she says.

“But, for me, the science is the more interesting story. The bottom of the loch is like the rings of a tree – there’s stuff there that tells us about the history of our world.

“I think fossils are one of those subjects where people just go ‘ugh’, but when you actually see them close up they’re absolutely fascinating. I still get really excited when I find a fossil, and people who have never gone looking for fossils don’t know what a treat they’re missing.”

The filming for the show also took Hermione to Yorkshire, where she abseiled down a rocky outpost to give viewers a close-up view of a dinosaur fossil.

“I don’t think the excitement of finding a fossil is something which ever really leaves you. For me, it’s like unearthing a piece of buried treasure,” she adds.

She has also been working on a series called Nature of Britain in which she shows viewers how volunteers are working in our communities to establish and take care of nature reserves.

When she’s not making TV programmes, Hermione loves to be outdoors and is a keen hillwalker and gardener.

It was when she was surfing with her university sweetheart Jon on a freezing day at Coldingham Bay in East Lothian in 2002 that he asked her to marry him. The couple now live in Tollcross.

“The best things about fossils is the link to the past and these mysterious lost worlds,” she continues. “They’re not just dusty old stones. People should just watch the series and see what they think. From the feedback I’ve had so far people have really enjoyed it and it seems to have quite a broad appeal.”

The good news for fossil fans is that the geology of Scotland is more varied than any other country of comparable size anywhere else in the world.

It was in Edinburgh in the 18th century that James Hutton developed his theories on the age of the Earth while studying the rock formations of Salisbury Crags.

From his work in Holyrood Park, Hutton deduced the Earth was far older then anyone had previously imagined.

“The whole foundation of modern geology began in Edinburgh with James Hutton and there were people like Hugh Miller who amassed a huge fossil collection,” Hermione says.

“For those interested in learning more about fossils, we have the National Museum on Chambers Street and Our Dynamic Earth also has a good collection.”

Hermione again reaches for a specimen from her miniature rock pile on the kitchen table. She turns it over in her palm, showing me the furrowed lines of some long-forgotten organism preserved forever in its stony surround.

Her eyes are shining once again.

The first episode of Fossil Detectives will be shown on BBC 2 at 7pm on Tuesday, October 28. Visit http://www.open2.net/fossildetectives/index.html for more details.

ottobre 18, 2008 Posted by | Europa, Italiano (riassunto), Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

2008-10-17 – Voyager: la storia delle pietre di Ica 2 (Ica stones)

Visto il successo del precedente post (192 visite) vale la pena di approfondire un pò l’argomento.

Un intervento su Wikipedia (link) riassume bene il servizio andato in onda anche se per fortuna contrariamente a quanto riportato si andati ben lontani dal definire le pietre “originali” rimanendo molto più sul vago (per alcune sarebbe stata provato che le inisioni siano state fatte 90:000 anni fa, altre più recenti, altre ancora attuali).

Detto ciò vanno fatte alcune considerazioni:

a) In una precedente puntata andata in onda credo prima dell’Estate il servizio delle pietra di Ica terminava con le parole del conduttore che annunciava che gli abitanti del luogo avevano confessato ma dopo che loro avevano già completato il servizio che quindi avevano deciso di mandare in onda ugualmenete, e che quindi tutta la storia era una burla.

b) tutta la storia è decisamente un falso non solo perchè alcuni abitanti del luogo hanno confessato di averle fatte, ma anche perchè si è voluto mantenere il mistero su luogo del ritrovamento: qualsiasi idiota avesse la fortuna di fare una scoperta così senzazionale non avrebbe alcun interesse a nascondere informazioni che potrebbero avvalorarne l’impotanza: gli introiti tra vendite di oggetti, premi statali, interviste e turismo sarebbero un più che valido sprone a cerare di fare quanta più chiarezza possibile.

c) si sostiene poi che le popolazioni locali non si siano mai arrichite, sarà vero ma non ne hanno mai avuto nessun bisogno nel senso che probabilmente non hanno mai avuto alcuna intezione di comprare ul monitor LCD o di fare una crociera, basta sopravivere; inoltre non è detto che sia una messa in scena “sociale”, potrebbe essere semplicemente opera di un ristretto gruppo di persone. E infine voi quanto paghereste per un oggetto che a voler essere buoni e falso al 99.999 % ????????

d) incongruenze paleontologiche: un gap di 60 milioni di anni è decisamente troppo sia per ipotizzare uomini viventi 60 milioni di anni fa, sia per ipotizzare popolazioni di dinosauri vissute fino a 90.000 anni fa (la data più antica a cui sono state fatte risalire le incisioni). Quantomeno opinabili le dichiarazioni di uno scienziato ameriano intervistato durante la trasmissone “ci sono numerose prove in tutto il mondo della coesistenza di uomini e dinoauri” si limita a pochi esempi tra cui un ricamo con degli animali molto più simili a un lupo che all’Allosauro di cui parla, e un incisione con una lucertola anch’essa spacciata per dinosauro (semplicemente ridicolo !!!!). Inoltre i dinosauri a voler guardare bene sono tutt’altro che ben fatti: sauropodi con placche ossee da Stegosauro o ancora dinosauri con “strutture circolari” sugli arti, dimostrano più il tentativo di un grossolana imitazione che una dettaglita ricostruzione: insomma non sono stati bravi nemmeno a copiare.

e) altre incongruenze: se anche uomini antichi avessero visto dei dinosauri !!!!!! ma cos potevano mai saperne di microscopi, cannocchiali e altre invenzioni tecnologiche: non sono stati nemmeno furbi a limitare la loro fantasia.

f) infine come ripotato sempre su Wikipedia anche le conlusioni del Cicap sconfessano l’originalità delle opere: I ricercatori del CICAP argomentano che in 40 anni ci sono 14.600 giorni, e che più di un campesino ha ammesso di averne fabbricate, ponendole poi in un gallinaio per dargli una patina d’antichità. Inoltre, sempre secondo il CICAP, la qualità e lo stile delle incisioni cambiano col tempo dei ritrovamenti. Ossia i dinosauri del 1966 sono fatti più approssimativamente di quelli recenti, e lo stesso fa il metodo di incisione: migliora col tempo dei ritrovamenti. Entrambi questi fatti sarebbero incompatibili col ritrovamento casuale di pezzi appartenenti ad un unico periodo storico.

Infine un piccolo appello: anche a me piace la trasmissione Voyager e la seguo sempre (anche se a volte le ipotesi mostrate sono quanto di più assurdo mai si possa pensare apparendo pertanto davvero ridicole) però trovo molto più bello e affascinante seguire programmi in cui si annunciano vere scoperte e dove gli interessi giornalistici non spingono a ipotizzare assurdità. Insomma continuate a vedere Voyager con mente aperta a tutto ma anche con occhio critico, ma io vi consiglio di guardare anche i programmi di Piero e Alberto Angela, di Mario Tozzi, Geo & Geo e il Tg Leonardo.

precedente link: 2008-10-15 – In onda su Voyager la storia delle pietre di Ica (Ica stones)

in english:

a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ica_stones

b) http://skepdic.com/icastones.html

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Essendo stata attivata da poco la funzionalità dei sondaggi facciamo una prova, cosa ne pensate di tutto ciò:

(se volete spiegate il vostro voto tramite un commento /

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ottobre 17, 2008 Posted by | Cryptozoology / Cryptozoologia, Curiosità, Lang. - Italiano, Sondaggio / Pool, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 commenti

2008-10-15 – In onda su Voyager la storia delle pietre di Ica (Ica stones)

Questa sera in onda su rai due  una nuova puntata di Voyager nella quale viene presentao il caso delle “pietre di Ica” sulle quali sono rappresentate tra l’altro scene di caccia con uomini e dinosauri.

Ritenuta in passato (da pseudo-scienziati, creazionisti, cryptozoology e co.) una delle prove della coesistenza di uomini e dinosauri si è poi rivelata una clamorosa beffa …… (non vi anticipo la fine della storia !)

vedi aggiornamento e vota : 2008-10-17 – Voyager: la storia delle pietre di Ica 2 (Ica stones)

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Ica, le pietre impossibili

In onda mercoledì 15 ottobre 2008 alle 21.00
Roberto Giacobbo torna in Perù, e più precisamente a Ica  –  200 km a sud della capitale Lima -, per raccontare una storia al limite dell’incredibile: è possibile che esistano pietre molto antiche, particolarmente dure, con raffigurazioni che non dovrebbero esistere? Chi avrebbe scolpito, alcune migliaia di anni fa ed in maniera praticamente perfetta, scene di caccia con uomini e dinosauri insieme? Ma anche incisioni di mappe geografiche, costellazioni, strumenti ottici, trapianti di organi e macchine volanti? Un caso straordinario che ha visto coinvolte anche le maggiori università americane ed europee: saranno mostrati i risultati delle loro analisi…

Ma non è tutto: Voyager torna in Gran Bretagna per affrontare le ultime novità sui Cerchi nel Grano. Cosa hanno in comune i Crop Circle e le profezie Maya? Forse un salto evolutivo, come quello profetizzato dal popolo precolombiano nel 2012, e oggi evidenziato dalla comparsa nei campi di grano di figure e simboli Maya. E’ la fine di un’Era?

Infine sono presentate le testimonianze di uomini e donne che sostengono di essere stati rapiti dagli alieni e che presentano le prove di tale sequestro. Racconti al limite della conoscenza: a cosa si dovrebbe credere?

fonte: http://www.voyager.rai.it/category/0,1067207,239-1080327,00.html

ottobre 15, 2008 Posted by | - R. Dinosauri, Cryptozoology / Cryptozoologia, Curiosità, Italiano (riassunto), Lang. - Italiano, TV | , , , , , , , , , | 2 commenti

2008-10-06 – Speciale televisivo per seguire la preparazione di un teschio di dinosauro (PBS, “Arctic Dinosaurs”, Alaska, Pachyrhinosaurus dinosaur skull excavation

 

PBS special to follow Dallas scientist’s dinosaur skull excavation

 12:00 AM CDT on Monday, October 6, 2008 By MARK NORRIS / The Dallas Morning News
norrism@dallasnews.com

 Dinosaurs and cold weather would seemingly go together like oil and water.But a Dallas-based paleontologist is working to explain how these creatures could have lived in freezing temperatures – and bringing added visibility to Dallas’ Museum of Nature & Science.

Tony Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences at the museum, will be featured Tuesday on PBS’ NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs. Crews followed him as he led expeditions to northern Alaska in 2006 and 2007 to unearth 70-million-year-old dinosaur fossils.

The national broadcast, occurring before the second presidential debate, is big publicity for Dr. Fiorillo and the museum.

“It gives us a chance to show what this museum does,” Dr. Fiorillo said.

Nicole Small, chief executive officer of the museum, said the exposure is a “spectacular opportunity for the city of Dallas.”

She said the program, which includes footage in Dallas, highlights the research that goes on out of the public eye.

Dr. Fiorillo, who has a doctorate in vertebrate paleontology, has been with the Fair Park museum since 1995 and began work on the arctic dinosaur project in 1998.

Weather has been the biggest hurdle in Alaska. Mid-June through mid-August is the only time for research in the area, which is well north of the Arctic Circle. But even the short summer season can be instantly slowed by bitterly cold winds.

Film crews who followed Dr. Fiorillo and his team were present for the discovery of the skull of a pachy-rhinosaurus, an herbivore that was a distant cousin of the more familiar triceratops. Its total length was 20 to 25 feet, and its skull is roughly the size of a typical desk.

Dr. Fiorillo found the skull on the ledge of a cliff that sticks out 300 feet. After excavation, the skull was plastered, wrapped in burlap, put in heavy-duty netting and moved from the site by helicopter.

“It’s the most nerve-racking part,” Dr. Fiorillo said.

The specimen made its way to Dallas for cleaning and reconstruction after a series of plane and truck rides.

Ron Tykoski, who has been working at the museum and with Dr. Fiorillo since 2005, is the one who delicately works to remove the parts of the skull.

“Still lots to do and learn,” Dr. Tykoski said. “The skull is slightly damaged.”

The scientists expect to find more answers about what happened to the dinosaurs once the reconstruction is done and analysis can begin. Work on the skull has been going on for two years.

Dr. Fiorillo hopes to have it and other fossils from Alaska exhibited within a few years.

“It should be a display-quality specimen,” he said.

One possibility for an exhibition space includes the facility the museum is set to build on the southern edge of Victory Park. Construction is slated to begin next year, and Ms. Small said publicity from the PBS special can brand the new facility as one where the newest and most current research will be displayed.

“This is a major, major stepping point for us,” she said.

source: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-dallasdino_06met.ART0.State.Edition2.2696f5b.html

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Program description:

TV Program Description
Original PBS Broadcast Date: October 7, 2008

Most people imagine dinosaurs lurking in warm locales with swamps and jungles, dining on vegetation and each other. But a new NOVA documentary reveals that many species also survived and thrived in the harsh environments of the north and south polar regions. This program focuses on two high-stakes expeditions and the paleontologists who push the limits of science to unearth 70 million-year-old fossils buried in the vast Alaskan tundra.

NOVA takes viewers on an exciting Arctic trek as one team of paleontologists attempts a radical “dig” in northern Alaska, using explosives to bore a 60-foot tunnel into the permafrost in search of fossil bones. Both the scientists and the filmmakers face many challenges while on location, including plummeting temperatures and eroding cliffs prone to sudden collapse. Meanwhile, a second team of scientists works high atop a treacherous cliff to unearth a massive skull, all the while battling time, temperature, and voracious mosquitoes.

The hardy scientists shadowed in “Arctic Dinosaurs” persevere because they are driven by a compelling riddle: How did dinosaurs—long believed to be cold-blooded animals—endure the bleak polar environment and navigate in near-total darkness during the long winter months? Did they migrate over hundreds of miles of rough terrain like modern-day herds of caribou in search of food? Or did they enter a dormant state of hibernation, like bears? Could they have been warm-blooded, like birds and mammals? Top researchers from Texas, Australia, and the United Kingdom converge on the freezing tundra to unearth some startling new answers.

The experts featured in the program shed light on dinosaur biology as they carefully craft theories about life cycles, environment, weather, and extinction. NOVA travels with paleontologist Tony Fiorillo to excavation sites on the North Slope of Alaska, to unearth a unique skull from the lip of a cliff that threatens to slide into the Colville River far below. (See The Producer’s Story for filmmaker Chris Schmidt’s behind-the-scenes take on his journey to this site.) Robert Spicer, an expert on prehistoric flora, ingeniously reconstructs the dinosaurs’s environment by studying fossil leaves and suggests that the “veggie” dinosaurs had a plentiful menu of plants to pick from.

More clues come from other scientists. An expert in fossil footprints and trails, Steve Hasiotis, concludes that Alaska was once a warmer, wetter, and lusher environment than previously imagined. And South African researcher Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan examines thin cross-sections of dinosaur bones shipped from Alaska to help determine whether the animals were warm-blooded, which was probably essential for them to have survived the harsh winters.

Finally, the program touches on the ultimate implications of dinosaur survival. Did a catastrophic asteroid impact 65 million years ago wipe out the dinosaurs, as most people now believe, or did more gradual ecological changes play an equally decisive role in their demise? Like a good detective story, “Arctic Dinosaurs” fingers new suspects in its search for answers to the extinction riddle, including massive volcanic eruptions, shifting continents, and a gradual climatic chill—the opposite of today’s global warming. Throughout, the documentary brings the world of arctic dinosaurs vividly to life through compelling computer-generated imagery.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arcticdino/about.html

Arctic Dinosaurs

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  • ottobre 6, 2008 Posted by | - Ceratopsidi, - R. Dinosauri, America Northern, Paleontology / Paleontologia, TV, Video | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

    In Germania in onda “Il mondo perduto” (“Dinosaurier – Die vergessene Welt”)

    SUPER RTL zeigt mit “Dinosaurier – Die vergessene Welt” zweiteiliges Filmabenteuer mit Bob Hoskins und Peter Falk Sendedatum: Samstag, 4. und 11. Oktober 2008, jeweils um 20.15 Uhr

        Köln (ots) – Köln, 1. Oktober 2008: London im Jahr 1911. Professor Challenger will im brasilianischen Regenwald einen Flugsaurier entdeckt haben. Mit einem Expeditionsteam reist er erneut nach Südamerika, um seine Behauptung zu beweisen, und gerät dort schon bald in Lebensgefahr. Imposantes Filmabenteuer mit Bob Hoskins (Oscar-Nominierung für “Mona Lisa”, “Nixon”) und “Columbo”-Darsteller und Oscar-Preisträger Peter Falk in den Hauptrollen. SUPER RTL zeigt Dinosaurier – Die vergessene Welt: Die Expedition beginnt (Großbritannien 2001) und Dinosaurier – Die vergessene Welt: Angriff der Affenmenschen (Großbritannien 2001) am 4. und 11. Oktober jeweils um 20.15 Uhr.

        Ein Trupp aus Forschern, einem Journalisten und Expeditionsleiter Professor Challenger (Bob Hoskins) macht sich im südamerikanischen Regenwald auf die Suche nach einem sagenumwobenen Plateau, auf dem Dinosaurier überlebt haben sollen. Nachdem sich unterwegs noch Reverend Theo (Peter Falk) und seine Enkelin, eine junge Wissenschaftlerin, der Gruppe angeschlossen haben, erreichen sie tatsächlich ihr Ziel. Doch auf dem schwer zugänglichen Plateau leben nicht nur Saurier, sondern auch menschenfressende Affenmenschen und ein Indiostamm, der sich erbitterte Kämpfe mit ihnen liefert. Ehe sie sich versehen, schweben Professor Challenger und seine Begleiter in Lebensgefahr. Was als hoffnungsvolles Abenteuer begonnen hat, wird zur tödlichen Bedrohung, aus der es scheinbar kein Entkommen gibt.

    http://www.presseportal.de/pm/6892/1274589/super_rtl

  • Die letzten Jahre der Dinosaurier – 2 – Im Reich der Giganten

    Wissenschaft | USA 2005

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  • Originaltitel: Die letzten Jahre der Dinosaurier
    Episodentitel: 2 – Im Reich der Giganten
    Genre: Wissenschaft
    Länge: 95 Minuten
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  • Die Monsterwelle

    Südeuropa vor 80 Millionen Jahren: Nach einem Erdbeben vernichtet eine gewaltige Flutwelle Lebensraum und Artgenossen des kleinen Pyroraptoren ‘Pod’. Als einer von wenigen überlebt Pod die Katastrophe und wird auf einem Baumstamm auf eine Insel weit draußen im Ozean getrieben. Er ist im heutigen Rumänien gestrandet. Hier muss er feststellen, dass sich seine Lebensumstände dramatisch geändert haben: Er ist nicht länger ein kleines Raubtier unter größeren Artgenossen, sondern steht als Pyroraptor plötzlich an der Spitze der Nahrungskette. Denn außer ihm leben nur noch kleine Dinosaurier in diesem Land. Die Mongolei vor 80 Millionen Jahren: Das Velociraptorweibchen ‘White Tip’ hat ihre Herde verloren und muss seitdem allein in der unwirtlichen Wüste Gobi, einem Ort voller gefährlicher Jäger und gut bewaffneter Beutetiere, ums Überleben kämpfen. Allein durchkreuzt ‘White Tip’ die Wildnis der Oberkreide vor 84 bis 73 Millionen Jahren auf der Suche nach ihrer Herde oder anderen Velociraptoren. Sie findet eine neue Herde und einen Partner. Doch als neu hinzugekommenes Weibchen muss sie sich ihren Platz in der Herde des Velociraptoren ‘Blue Brow’ mühsam erkämpfen. Und sie muss bald feststellen, dass ihre Probleme in einer rauen Umgebung erst beginnen.

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    04.10.2008 13:15 – 15:05   RTL  
    04.10.2008 01:55 – 03:35   RTL

     http://www.cinefacts.de/tv/details.php?id=krkbe2000000000001369732

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