Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions -– Siege engines

Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.

Genome editing

Genome editing is a type of genetic engineering which results in changes in the genome of an organism. This animation presents one of the best-known genome...

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Aerial screw (around 1489)

The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.

Soil types – Hungary (map)

This animation demonstrates the types of soil found in Hungary.

Folding (intermediate)

Lateral compressive forces cause rocks to form folds. This is how fold mountains are formed.

Lake steamer (1846)

The first paddle steamer in Hungary entered service in 1846.

Sulphur trioxide (SO₃)

One of the oxides of sulphur, forms sulphuric acid with water.

Hexane (C₆H₁₄)

The sixth member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

2-deoxy-beta-D-ribose (C₅H₁₀O₄)

A component of DNA, it contains one less hydroxyl group than β-D-ribose.

Helicopter experiment (Oszkár Asboth, 1928)

As a milestone in the history of aviation, Oszkár Asboth´s first helicopter made its first flight in 1928.

Eurasian Avars (8th century)

The Avars established a stable empire in the Carpathian Basin between the 6th-8th centuries.

Ichthyosaur

Fish-like marine dinosaurs which resembled dolphins; a good example of convergent evolution.

Aniline (C₆H₅NH₂)

The simplest aromatic amine. Its scientific name is phenylamine.

Typical Central European flat in the 1950s

Typical Central European flats in the 1950s consisted of a single room, a kitchen and a bathroom.

Motorised aeroplane (János Adorján, 1910)

The construction of ´Libelle´ (Dragonfly) is one of the milestones of (Hungarian) aviation history.

Bin lorries

Bin lorries play an important role in the life of towns and cities.

Yurt

A circular, domed, portable tent covered by felt, typically used by nomadic peoples.

Silicon dioxide (SiO₂)

A polymorphic compound, mostly found in the form of quartz.

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