Bulbous spring plants

This animation demonstrates the anatomy of tulips, daffodils and snowdrops.

Solomon's Temple (Jerusalem, 10th century BC)

Solomon's temple became one of the most important symbols of Jewish architecture.

The Battle of Jutland (1916)

The naval battle fought by the British Navy against the German Navy was the largest sea battle in World War I.

How does it work? - Optical disc drives

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of different types of optical disc drives.

Quetzalcoatlus, a giant pterosaur

Quetzalcoatlus was one of the largest known flying animals of all time.

Lute and hurdy gurdy

The earliest version of the lute appeared in ancient Mesopotamia.

Capacitors

Capacitors store electrical energy in the form of electric charge.

Wankel engine

A type of rotary engine of high efficiency

Ottoman soldiers (16th century)

The Ottoman army included janissaries (paid warriors) and sipahis (vassal knights).

Public school in Central Europe (early 20th century)

Public schools in villages played an important role in education.

Triceratops

A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.

How does it work - Refrigerator

This animation demonstrates how a refrigerator works.

Abbey of Saint Gall (11th century)

The building complex was one of the most important Benedictine abbeys for centuries.

The withdrawal reflex

The withdrawal reflex is a spinal reflex that ensures moving away from potentially damaging stimuli.

Ancient Greek pottery

The masterpieces of ancient Greek potters are important archaeological artefacts.

Daedalus and Icarus

An ancient Greek myth about the tragedy of father and son who wanted to flee the island of Crete.

Oil platform

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

Louis XIV (the Sun King)

The French monarch got his epithet because of his opulent and extravagant lifestyle.

Metals

Metal atoms form a regular lattice structure.

How does it work? - Plasma display television

This animation explains how a plasma display television works.

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