Carboniferous flora and fauna

This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).

The sense of balance

The position and acceleration of the head is detected by the inner ear.

Airbus A380 (2005)

The double-decked, wide-bodied passenger aircraft can carry more then 500 passengers.

The electrical conduction system of the heart

The heart generates the electrical impulses necessary for its own operation. The graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart is the...

How does it work? - Electron microscope

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of electron microscopes.

Chess games

Chess games can help to develop logic skills.

Roman soldier (1st century BC)

Mercenaries of the ancient Roman army were well-trained and well equipped with the most up-to-date weapons.

Circus Maximus (Rome)

The ancient Roman arena became well-known for the chariot races held here.

Theatre of Dionysus (Athens, 4th century BC)

The theatre that has a distinctive shape and excellent acoustics was situated at the side of the Acropolis in Athens.

Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

Tower of London (16th century)

The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.

Navigational instruments of the past

Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.

Parts of the human body

This animation demonstrates the parts of the head, the torso and the limbs.

Tornadoes

Short-lived but extremely powerful tornadoes can cause a great deal of damage.

Mars Exploration Program

Space probes and Mars rovers examine the structure of Mars and possible traces of life.

Types of bone articulations

Human bones are joined together by cartilaginous or synovial joints, sutures or they can fuse together.

Taj Mahal (Agra, 17th century)

The centre of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.

Moon landing: 20 July 1969

Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.

The mechanism of vision

The curvature of the lens of the eye changes when we look at a distant or at a near object, to ensure a sharp image.

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