Gravitational waves (LIGO)

Massive accelerating or orbiting bodies cause ripples in spacetime. These are called...

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

Notable products

A spectacular demonstration of algebraic expressions.

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheater of Rome was built in the 1st century.

Formation of the Earth and Moon

This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.

Volcanic activity

This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions.

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century B.C.)

The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century B.C.,...

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

Ears convert the vibrations of air into electric signals which are then processed by the brain.

Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop (Florence, 16th century)

Visit the workshop of the Renaissance polymath and his most important inventions and works of art.

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the "Holy Wisdom," built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest...

Four-stroke Otto engine

This animation demonstrates the type of engine most commonly used in cars.

Human body (male)

This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the...

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in the planet's surface from which geothermally heated water...

Legendary buildings

A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.

Navigational instruments of the past

Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.

The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Axolotl

The axolotl, also known as Mexican salamander, is an amphibian species that keeps its gills even...

What kind of food should be on your plate?

This animation helps you learn the basics of healthy eating.

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