Gravitational waves (LIGO)

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

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 ear and the mechanism of hearing

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

Volcanic activity

This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

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

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

Notable products

A spectacular demonstration of algebraic expressions.

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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

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

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

Formation of the Earth and Moon

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

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

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

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...

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.

Legendary buildings

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

The development of lakes

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

Navigational instruments of the past

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

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