Science

Discover stories of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Blogs

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Werner Heisenberg

Meet Heisenberg: a quantum mechanics pioneer and an icon of 20th-century science history

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Flowers to fight diseases

How Swede Beda Hallberg battled a pandemic with small paper flowers

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How the Petzval lens revolutionised portrait photography

Mathematician, engineer and inventor Joseph Maximilian Petzval is best known for his contribution to modern photography.

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Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher

Pythagoras is a name familiar to many of us.

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Engineering photography

Eduards Kraucs's photography documents the construction of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant

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How the Nordics connected the world

Explore the history of Nokia from Finland and Ericsson from Sweden, two Nordic telecommunications companies

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Maria Skłodowska-Curie

The famous scientist is remembered for her discoveries and pioneering research on radioactivity.

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Marie Curie: An Inspirational Woman for International Women’s Day

In 1896, Marie took up a scientific puzzle that had stumped her colleague, Henri Becquerel, and cracked it herself.

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Lift off: how humans have viewed space through the ages

In this blog, we explore how the human race has viewed space through the ages – from medieval astronomical diagrams to modern cartoons.

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Freud – father of psychoanalysis

Whether you agree with the detail of his theories or not, Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) is easily the most influential psychiatrist of all time.

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Are these the greatest inventions since sliced bread?

‘Science’ is a broad term that covers many things, including the development of new ideas, tools and equipments – inventions. So we’ve searched Europeana for some of the best inventions in human history.

Galleries

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Heroes of medicine

Discover gamechangers in the history of medicine, a tribute to healthcare workers keeping us safe and healthy every day.

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Endangered Species

Highlighting a selection of endangered and threatened plants and animals from across the world.

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Telephones through time

The telephone has become an essential tool of communication – from its invention in 1876 to the ever-connected mobile and conference calls we have today.

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Generating electricity and power

Water, coal, oil, nuclear or wind: for centuries, people have harnessed nature and science to generate energy and electricity for industrial power.

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Fashion Forward

Conquer the space with this astral selection of Europeana Fashion items perfect to reach to the stars!

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The Magic Lantern

The magic lantern was the most popular, creative and versatile instrument for visual communication before cinema.

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Dragons in myth and science

In Europe and the Middle East the dragon was a legendary creature of evil. But are the dragons of myth based on reality?

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Calendars

This gallery shows calendars and others ways to show days and date and tell the time.

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From balloon to blimp: staying afloat

Selection of images of airships, balloons, zeppelins and blimps. Join us on a journey through the clouds in some of the most imaginative floating vessels in history.

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The industry of making war: machinery

This gallery presents some of impressive machinery used at or behind the Austro-Hungarian front in World War I.

Learning scenarios about STEAM

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From Bird Wings to Planes

English, STEAM - Lower secondary, Primary school

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AR Portraits

Art, English, Language - Primary school

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Fighting Robots of Napoleonic Era

English, History, STEAM - Lower secondary

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Understanding motion with GIFs

Art, English, History, STEAM - Upper secondary

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STEM with Camera Obscura

STEAM - Upper secondary

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Exploring Electricity?

English, STEAM - Secondary school

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E-Earthquake

English, Italian, STEAM - Lower secondary

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PV Sources – Solar Energy

English, STEAM - Upper secondary, Vocational educational training

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History of sciences through three portraits

History, STEAM - Upper secondary

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Why are Fossils Important?

English, History, STEAM - Primary, Lower Secondary

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A symbolic AR-tist

Art, English, STEAM - Lower secondary, Upper secondary

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The Little Palaeontologists

STEAM - Pre-primary school, Primary school

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Robotic arms: the future of industrial automation

STEAM - Upper secondary, VET

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3D printing-modern available technology of the future

English, STEAM - VET

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Build Your Own Autonomous Plants

English - STEAM, VET

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Milling of PCB

STEAM - Upper secondary, VET

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The Philips’ Revolution

English, STEAM - Lower secondary

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Symmetries in Floral Ornaments of Art Nouveau

Learning Scenario (Art, English, STEAM - Lower secondary)

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True Crime-AR Eyejacked

STEAM - Lower secondary, Upper secondary

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Smartphone and the periodic table

STEAM - Lower secondary, Upper secondary

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Physics in pictures

STEAM - Lower secondary

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The Revival of Patterns and Symmetrical Designs

Art, English, STEAM - Primary School

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Tangram: an Ancient Educational Material

Art, English, History, STEAM - Primary school

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Four Dimensions in Physics and Arts

Art, English, History, STEAM - Lower secondary

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Using arts to reconstruct a volcanic eruption

Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Steam - Primary school

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The wind is all around us: let’s make electricity

English, History, STEAM - Upper secondary

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STEAM in the Water Cycle

Art, STEAM - Pre-primary school

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Food Tests

STEAM - Lower and Upper Secondary

Videos about STEAM

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The Engine that Ignited a Revolution

This video shows the revolutionary Newcomen steam engine, and how this invention determined modern technology.

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How does steam move this massive locomotive?

Know about how in the second half of the 18th-century engineers improved Newcomen’s design and developed high-pressure steam engines