Used in the production of beryllium and as a catalyst.
The animation helps to develop space perception and navigation in space using space coordinates.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
Synthetic rubber is produced by the polymerisation of isoprene.
A colourless, heavier-than-air gas, an intermediate in the production of nitric acid.
The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.
The simplest saturated alcohol. A highly toxic compound, easily confusable with ethanol.
The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.
A white, odourless crystalline compound.
One of the hydrogen halides, a highly aggressive substance - it even attacks glass.
A solid, grey substance which sublimates when heated. Its solution in alcohol is called tincture of iodine, it is a disinfectant.
The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.
The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
The simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.
Halogen elements are a group in the periodic table consisting of five chemically related elements, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.
The simplest conjugated diene.
The aim of this extraordinarily complex study was to mimic the different phases of the flight of birds.
Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.
A tertiary amine with a characteristic unpleasant odour, occurring in spoiled food.