Uranus

Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun, a gas giant.

Haemoglobin

Oxygen carrier protein in our red blood cells.

RNA

A polynucleotid made up of phosphoric acid, ribose, and nucleobases (cytosine, uracil, adenine and guanine).

Neurons, nervous tissue

Neurons are cells specialised for transmitting electric signals.

De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 (1949)

The aircraft manufactured by the British de Haviland company was the world's first mass-produced commercial jetliner.

Battle of Marathon (490 BC)

The marathon running event was instituted in commemoration of the run of a Greek soldier after the Battle of Marathon, fought between the Athenian and the...

Tutankhamun’s tomb (14th century BC)

One of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century was the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh.

The history of aviation

The animation offers a summary of the history of aviation from the Middle Ages.

Battle of Salamis (480 BC)

The Greek fleet owed their success to their good tactics and their fast and easily manoeuvrable ships.

Fullerene (C₆₀)

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

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

More than one million people died in the WWII Nazi death camp located in present-day Poland.

Nitric acid (HNO₃)

One of the oxoacids of nitrogen. A colourless compound with a pungent odour, a strong oxidant.

Planaria gonocephala

One of the most common types of flatworms.

Road transport, articulated lorry

Articulated lorries play an important role in road transport.

Soldiers of the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought between the Confederacy and the Union.

Thermal expansion of bridges

The length of the metal frameworks of bridges change when the temperature changes.

Seeds and germination

Dicotyledons have two embryonic leaves (cotyledons), while monototyledons have only one.

How does it work? - Record player

This animation demonstrates the mechanism and operation of record players.

How does it work? - Air conditioner

An air conditioner cools the air inside by drawing heat away and releasing it outside.

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