Scientists at Liverpool’s John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur, a spokesman from the university said yesterday.
The dinosaur, a baby Apatosaurus nicknamed “Spot,” is currently being incubated at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
The scientists extracted DNA from preserved Apatosaurus fossils, which were on display at the university’s museum of natural science.
Once the DNA was harvested, scientists injected it into a fertile ostrich womb. “Ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs,” said Dr. Gerrard Jones, a biology professor at LJMU and the project’s leading scientist.
“Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus.
That’s why the cloning worked so perfectly.
” Those in the scientific community say the dinosaur cloning – the first ever of its kind – is a milestone for genetic engineering. “I used to think this kind of thing could only happen in the movies,” said Dr. Gemma Sheridan, a LJMU chemistry professor. “But we’re making it happen right here in our lab. It’s astounding.”
The cloning attracted the attention of a wide….
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Robotic dinosaurs and dragonfly’s… welcome in a controlled world of technology that will control
Y O U!
Robo-torso that can ‘wear’ any face, lipsync perfectly and even follow you around the room with its eyes revealed
- Any face can be projected onto the $24,000 robo-head
- Eyes can be programmed to follow people round the room
- Software can also sense the emotion of the person being talked to
A disembodied robot torso showing your colleagues face may at first seem a terrifying proposition, but researchers say this ‘social robot’ could actually be far more effective than traditional videoconferencing.
It can be preloaded with standard faces or take on a colleagues, while sensors in the torso can track people in a room, and even work out their emotions.
The $24,000 SociBot can even display famous faces, its makers claim – and can lip sync to their voice perfectly.
SociBot was originally designed for shopping centres, theme parks, airports, tourist information centres, science centers, and anywhere requiring personalised content delivered with a human touch.
However, its makers say it could also find a place in homes and offices.
‘It also makes an ideal telepresence device, its human-like expressiveness conveying even subtle mood and tone while the fully integrated sensory array makes you feel like you’re in the room, no matter the distance,’ they say.
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