Gravitational waves (LIGO)

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

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

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

Notable products

A spectacular demonstration of algebraic expressions.

Human body (male)

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

Four-stroke Otto engine

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

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

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

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

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

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

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

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

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...

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

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

The Panama Canal

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

Legendary buildings

A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.

Ancient Egyptian deities

Ancient Egyptians worshipped a large number of gods and goddesses.

The Suez Canal

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

Navigational instruments of the past

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

Axolotl

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

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