Nuclear power plant

Nuclear power plants convert the energy released during nuclear fission into electric power.

Gravitational waves (LIGO)

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

Oral cavity, pharynx and esophagus

The first section of the gastrointestinal tract comprises the oral cavity, the pharynx and the esophagus.

Baths of Caracalla (Rome, 3rd century)

The magnificent bath complex of the Roman Emperor was built in the 3rd century A.D.

How do seas shape the Earth's surface?

Seawater, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastlines.

Rivers and landforms

Rivers play an important role in shaping the Earth's surface: they cause erosion as well as carrying and depositing sediment.

Body parts

This animation introduces body parts on a male anatomical model.

Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.

Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)

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

Ford Model T

The popular model of the American automobile factory was the first mass-produced car in the world.

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine.

Transparency

This animation explains transparency and opacity, the principle of radiography, and the light-absorbing properties of materials.

The anatomy of leaves

This animation presents the main types of leaves and the differences between monocot and dicot leaves.

Neolithic settlements

As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.

Countries of the World

Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of the world´s countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.

Venus figurines

These Paleolithic statuettes probably symbolize fertility and prosperity.

The development of celestial mechanics

This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.

Melk Abbey (Austria)

The 900 years old Benedictine abbey is situated in Melk, on the right bank of the Danube.

Roman snail

A widespread snail species, also popular as food.

Mushrooms

A mushroom is the fleshy fruiting body of a fungus, made up from hyphae.

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