U-2 ’Dragon Lady’ (USA, 1957)

The efficient reconnaissance aircraft has been used by the CIA since the Cold War.

West Indian Ocean coelacanth

Living fossil, important stage in the evolution of tetrapods.

Satellite navigation, GPS

The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.

Torsion balances

A force can be measured by measuring the twisting of the torsion wire in a torsion balance.

Prehistoric armoured fishes

Extinct species of fish which had thick ´armour´ protecting the head.

Farmhouse in Central Europe (19th century)

Central European farmhouses in the 19th century had characteristic interior and exterior.

Carbon monoxide (CO) (intermediate)

Colourless, odourless gas, highly toxic to humans and animals in high concentration.

The chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut (1950, Ronchamp, France)

A pilgrimage chapel designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

Cities

A type of settlement that has central functions.

The battle of Megiddo

Pharaoh Thutmose III defeated the rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the king of Kadesh.

The battle of Actium (31 BC)

In the battle fought at the shores of Hellas, Octavian won a decisive victory over Marcus Antonius.

Greek and Macedonian phalanx formation

The phalanx formation was a military formation of the Greek heavy infantry.

The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (451)

The Roman army, led by Flavius Aetius, stopped the Hun invasion led by king Attila

Ancient Roman infantry tactics

Members of the ancient Roman Legions were the masters of military tactics.

Bombardier CRJ200 (1991)

The small passenger aircraft is designed for speed, convenience and economical operation.

Bourgeois salon

This animation compares a modern living room and a typical bourgeois salon.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Hans Christian Andersen´s legendary character comes to life in a diorama.

European otter

Otters are semi-aquatic predatory mammals.

Ambulance car

This animation demonstrates the most important equipment of ambulance cars.

Mir Castle Complex (17th century)

The Mir Castle Complex, situated in the town of Mir, Belarus was built in the Gothic-Renaissance style.

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