Tardigrade

Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments, they can even stay alive in outer space.

Daedalus and Icarus

An ancient Greek myth about the tragedy of father and son who wanted to flee the island of Crete.

Dentition of mammals

The dentition of different species of mammals reflect their feeding habits.

How does it work? - Differential gear

A differential allows the driven wheels of a car to rotate at different speeds when the car is turning.

Stirling engine - hot-air engine

Stirling engines are also known as external combustion engines. Unlike internal combustion engines (e.g. Otto-engine), here combustion takes place outside...

Apoxyomenos

The characteristic ancient Greek statue was found on the bottom of the Adriatic Sea.

Battleship (HMS Dreadnought, 1906)

HMS Dreadnought revolutionised battleship-building in the 20th century.

Cinema (USA, 1930s)

Cinemas were built in large numbers in big cities of the US in the 1910s.

Ivan Meštrović: History of the Croats

One of the Croatian sculptor's most famous works depicts a woman wearing a traditional costume.

3D Tangram

A special, 3D version of the well-known Chinese logical game.

Metals

Metal atoms form a regular lattice structure.

Passive house

In a passive house a comfortable inner temperature can be ensured without the use of traditional heating and cooling systems.

Louis XIV (the Sun King)

The French monarch got his epithet because of his opulent and extravagant lifestyle.

Fullerene (C₆₀)

A crystalline allotrope of carbon which was discovered at the end of the 1980s.

Oil platform

A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.

Triceratops

A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.

Ottoman soldiers (16th century)

The Ottoman army included janissaries (paid warriors) and sipahis (vassal knights).

Abbey of Saint Gall (11th century)

The building complex was one of the most important Benedictine abbeys for centuries.

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