Gravitational waves (LIGO)

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

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

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

Volcanic activity

This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions

Notable products

A spectacular demonstration of algebraic expressions.

Formation of the Earth and Moon

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

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

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

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

The world´s most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC, during...

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

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

Human body (male)

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

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

Four-stroke Otto engine

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

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

Legendary buildings

A collection of legendary buildings from the history of the world.

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

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

The Suez Canal

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

The Panama Canal

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

Navigational instruments of the past

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

The development of lakes

Standing bodies of water can form in depressions on the surface by both endogenic and exogenic...

Edible nightshades

Many of the most important food crops we consume belong to the family of nightshades.

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