Environmentally friendly vehicles

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

Traditional Japanese house (Machiya)

The animation shows the traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, the machiya.

Our astronomical neighbourhood

A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.

Chichen Itza (12th century)

The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.

The Cassini-Huygens Mission (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft was exploring Saturn and its moons for nearly 20 years.

Transparency

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

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

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

Mushrooms

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

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

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.

Mongol Khan (13th century)

The ruler of the vast Mongol Empire was the Khan.

Arab warrior (6th century)

The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.

Relief map of China

An introduction to the relief and hydrography of China.

Aztec ruler (15th century)

The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.

Oasis

Oases are areas in deserts where water is available.

Bells

The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone. Many types of bells exist.

Piano

The piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world. It is a chordophone which produces sounds mechanically.

Jameh Mosque (Isfahan, 15th century)

Its architectural solutions and ornamentation rank this mosque among the masterpieces of Islamic art.

Traditional Eskimo lifestyle

Igloos were the typical dwellings built by Eskimos living in the Arctic zone.

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