Hydroelectric power plant (Hoover Dam, USA)

The huge dam built on the Colorado river in the US was named after a former American President.

Port

Ports must provide necessary infrastructure and services for industry and marine transport.

System of public utilities

System that satisfies consumers’ demands of water supply, wastewater disposal, electricity, heat and gas supply and telecommunication.

Types of bridges

Types of bridges include beam-, arch-, suspension-, cantilever and truss bridges.

Airport

Airports provide infrastructure and services necessary for aviation.

Transport networks

The animation presents the main air, water and land routes and transport hubs.

The Zuiderzee Works and the Delta Works (Netherlands)

Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the sea.

Water supply system

The water supply system provides clean and safe drinking water for the consumers.

Road transport, articulated lorry

Articulated lorries play an important role in road transport.

Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.

Papermaking

Paper was invented more than two thousand years ago.

Oil platform

A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.

Pollution

Pollution is the negative effect of human activity on the natural environment.

Electric surface transport

Trolleybuses and trams are environment-friendly means of public transport

Underground coal mining

As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not removed, coal is extracted from mine shafts.

Biogas power plant

Biogas can be produced from organic material (manure, plant waste, organic waste) using bacteria. Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide; burning...

Kepler space telescope

The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars

Oasis

Oases are areas in deserts where water is available.

Geothermal power station

Geothermal power stations convert energy of hot, high-pressure water found in deeper layers of the Earth into electricity.

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