Four-stroke Otto engine

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

How does it work? - PET-CT

By positron emission tomography (PET), we can obtain visual information on our internal organs without making any surgical incisions.

Magnetron

One of the most important components of the microwave oven is the magnetron, which produces the microwaves.

Daguerreotype

The first commercially successful technique of photography was invented by the French Louis Daguerre.

How does it work? - Computer tomography scanner

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of CT scanners.

Construction of cars

This animations demonstrates the exterior and interior construction of cars, as well as their operation.

BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T steam locomotive

A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.

Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)

The English engineer George Stephenson’s locomotive was built for a competition of locomotives in 1829.

How does it work? - Electron microscope

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of electron microscopes.

How does it work? - Gearbox

In transmission systems, the engine torque is modified by reducing or increasing rotational speed.

Formula 1 racing car

Formula 1 is the highest class and most popular type of motor racing.

Electric bell

Mechanical bell that functions by means of an electromagnet.

Domestic electric light sources

This animation shows the characteristics of domestic light sources, from traditional light bulbs to LED lights.

How does it work? - Loudspeaker

In loudspeakers sound waves are generated by electromagnetic induction.

How does it work? - Water tap

This animation demonstrates the functioning of the 3 basic types of water tap.

How does it work? - Computer networks

The Internet allows us to send data quickly to large distances.

Generators and electric motors

While generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.

Environmentally friendly vehicles

Combining a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system reduces emission.

How does it work? - Hair dryer

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of hair dryers.

Gutenberg's press (Mainz, 15th century)

Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention of mechanical movable type printing as the most important event of the second millennium.

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