Diesel engine

The German engineer Rudolf Diesel patented the diesel engine in 1893.

Nuclear power plant

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

African village (Sudan)

African villages adapt to the natural environment well and reflect of the culture of local tribes.

Optical illusion

The information gathered by the eye is misinterpreted by the brain.

The Rutherford experiment

The Rutherford Experiment proved the existence of positively charged atomic nuclei. The results led to the elaboration of a new atomic model.

Bedouin camp

The seminomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin adapted to the climatic and environmental conditions of the desert.

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

In the Tudor Era around 200 buildings were built on the bridge across the River Thames.

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.

Viking settlement (10th century)

Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

Offshore natural gas extraction, Norway

The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever built: it rises about 170 metres above water level, weighs 656,000...

Macedonian siege tower (4th century BC)

The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.

Great Wall of China

A series of fortifications built to prevent incursions from northern nomadic groups.

Ancient Roman aqueduct and road

The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilisation.

How does it work? - Computer networks

The Internet allows us to send data quickly to large distances.

Watermill

Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.

How does it work? - Gearbox

In transmission systems, the engine torque is modified by reducing or increasing rotational speed.

Human muscles

Skeletal muscles form the active part of the locomotor system: they move the bones they are attached to.

Anatomy of the large intestine

The large intestine is the last section of our digestive track.

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