The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.
Used in the production of beryllium and as a catalyst.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.
A compound ion formed when a water molecule releases a proton.
Cellobiose is the basic structural unit of cellulose.
A heterocyclic organic compound.
Colourless, toxic liquid with a sweet odour.
A component of DNA, it contains one less hydroxyl group than β-D-ribose.
The sixth member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.
The simplest of the aromatic hydroxy compounds.
Colourless, odourless gas, the monomer of teflon.
The simplest saturated alcohol. A highly toxic compound, easily confusable with ethanol.
The simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.
Bin lorries play an important role in the life of towns and cities.
The construction of ´Libelle´ (Dragonfly) is one of the milestones of (Hungarian) aviation history.
Practising the use of the spatial coordinate system with the help of a computer-designed kitchen model.
Pit houses were typical dwellings in the Arpad era.
One of the best known synthetic polymers.