Interesting geography facts – Social geography

This animation presents some interesting facts in social geography.

MÁV M61 diesel engine (1963)

The legendary M61 class locomotives of the Hungarian State Railways were manufactured by Nohab.

How does it work? - Record player

This animation demonstrates the mechanism and operation of record players.

How does it work? - Air conditioner

An air conditioner cools the air inside by drawing heat away and releasing it outside.

USS Ohio (US, 1979)

Nuclear propulsion was first used by the US Navy for powering submarines in the mid-20th century.

Deinonychus

Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.

Fat-tailed scorpion

The fat-tailed scorpion is one of the world's most dangerous scorpions.

Nitrous acid (HNO₂)

One of the oxoacids of nitrogen. Colourless, moderate acid with a pungent odour, that exists only in aqueous solution.

Diversity of light-detecting organs

Several analogous types of eyes have developed independently through convergent evolution.

V-2 ballistic missile (1944)

The German liquid-propellant rocket, developed during WWII, was the first known man-made object to reach space.

Pearls

Pearls, often used as gemstones, are the by-products of certain molluscs' protective mechanisms.

Radial engine

Radial engines are used primarily in aeroplanes and helicopters.

Vertebrate brain evolution

During the evolution of vertebrates the relative development of brain areas has changed.

Ancient agriculture in the Nile Valley

Ancient Egypt was called the ‘gift of the Nile’, since the river played an important role in the rise of Egyptian civilisation.

AH-64 Apache (USA, 1975)

The Apache attack helicopter, named after an American Indian tribe, was developed for the United States Army.

Trench network (World War I)

Static warfare was one of the characteristics of WWI

B-17 Flying Fortress (USA, 1938)

The ´Flying Fortress´ was developed for the United States Army Air Force by Boeing

Levels of biological organisation

This animation presents levels of biological organisation from the level of the individual organism to the level of cells.

Supermarine Spitfire (United Kingdom, 1938)

Spitfire was a legendary British single-seat military aircraft used in World War II.

Movements of the head

This animation demonstrates how muscles and vertebrae move the head.

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