Recreating Dinosaur Sounds With A Musical Twist03:26
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Courtney Brown plays "Rawr," the dinosaur skull she created as a way to replicate the sound of the Corythosaurus.
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Courtney Brown plays "Rawr," the dinosaur skull she created as a way to replicate the sound of the Corythosaurus. (Photo courtesy of Sharif Razzaque)

In the late '90s, researchers in New Mexico found that if you take CT scans of a dinosaur skull fossil, you can recreate the sounds the dinosaur might have made millions of years ago. A graduate student at Arizona State University took that idea one step further, by creating a dinosaur skull that you can play like a musical instrument. From Here & Now contributor KJZZ, Annika Cline has the story.

The skull has a system of balloons and ropes that the player uses to change the pitch. (Photo courtesy of Sharif Razzaque)
The skull has a system of balloons and ropes that the player uses to change the pitch. (Photo courtesy of Sharif Razzaque)

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This segment aired on November 6, 2015.

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