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Unlocking the intricate web of our body's system: from Chakras to Nervous System, each element plays a vital role

Background imageSystem Collection: John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm

John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm
Sending pictures through the air. Bairds system of television transmits its wireless pictures. John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image by wireless, showing gradations of light and shade

Background imageSystem Collection: Chakras and Nervous System

Chakras and Nervous System
How the chakras interact with the nervous system. Date: 1927

Background imageSystem Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background imageSystem Collection: Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869

Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869. Mendeleyevs periodic table of 1869. This is the first version of the periodic table drawn up by the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907)

Background imageSystem Collection: Cerebellum tissue, light micrograph

Cerebellum tissue, light micrograph
Cerebellum tissue. Confocal light micrograph of a section through the cerebellum of the brain. Purkinje cells, a type of neuron (nerve cell), are red

Background imageSystem Collection: Heath Robinson Drawing Room 2 of 4

Heath Robinson Drawing Room 2 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Drawing-Room. A family in the Drawing Room, which is a typically Heath Robinson design

Background imageSystem Collection: Writing / Shorthand Pitman

Writing / Shorthand Pitman
Shorthand writing: an example of Pitmans system, boasting that Fortune magazine has gained over 100, 000 subscribers in five short years

Background imageSystem Collection: Saturn in natural color, photographed by Cassini

Saturn in natural color, photographed by Cassini
Saturn. Sixth planet from the Sun. Photograph taken by the Cassini-Huygens

Background imageSystem Collection: The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium

The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres Chain. The first theatre to be designed to incorporate a speaker system for sound

Background imageSystem Collection: Solar prominence

Solar prominence. Ultraviolet SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) satellite image of a solar prominence (bottom left)

Background imageSystem Collection: Standard periodic table, element types

Standard periodic table, element types
Standard periodic table, colour-coded for element types. The periodic table shows the chemical elements ordered by atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus)

Background imageSystem Collection: Standard periodic table, element types

Standard periodic table, element types
Standard periodic table, colour-coded for element types. The periodic table shows the chemical elements ordered by atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus)

Background imageSystem Collection: Nerve cell, SEM

Nerve cell, SEM
Nerve cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a nerve cell (neuron). Neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS)

Background imageSystem Collection: Montessori school

Montessori school
A detailed illustration by S. Begg of a Montessori school in Courtfield Gardens, London, showing children at various activiities

Background imageSystem Collection: Diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes

Diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes
A diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes, with a section of the windpipe

Background imageSystem Collection: Diagram of the human brain and spinal column

Diagram of the human brain and spinal column
A diagram of the brain and spinal column, including the vertebrae

Background imageSystem Collection: Phrenology - Gall

Phrenology - Gall
Galls phrenological system - the skull seen from side and front Date: early 19th century

Background imageSystem Collection: Anaesthetic inhibiting an ion channel C015 / 6718

Anaesthetic inhibiting an ion channel C015 / 6718
Anaesthetic inhibiting an ion channel. Computer model showing the structure of propofol anaesthetic drug molecules (spheres)

Background imageSystem Collection: Immunofluorescent LM of neurons & astrocytes

Immunofluorescent LM of neurons & astrocytes
Immunofluorescent Light Micrograph of a network of neurons and astrocyte cells, in brain cortex. In the foreground, nerve fibres of neurons (green) are seen in a fine branching network

Background imageSystem Collection: Sweet gale or Dutch myrtle, Myrica gale

Sweet gale or Dutch myrtle, Myrica gale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman, Hurst

Background imageSystem Collection: Sea or rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum

Sea or rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman, Hurst

Background imageSystem Collection: Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt

Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound

Background imageSystem Collection: The Court of Chancery, c. 1460 (illumination on vellum)

The Court of Chancery, c. 1460 (illumination on vellum)
XCF701481 The Court of Chancery, c.1460 (illumination on vellum) by English School, (15th century); Inner Temple, London, UK; (add.info)

Background imageSystem Collection: Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)

Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)
Watercolour illustration by Georg Ehret, of Carl Linneauss sexual system for the classification of plants from Systema Naturae, published in 1736

Background imageSystem Collection: Pan American Airways route map

Pan American Airways route map
Pan American Airways System global route map of the Flying Clipper Ships (passengers, mail, express). circa 1938

Background imageSystem Collection: Synapse nerve junction, TEM

Synapse nerve junction, TEM
Synapse. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a synapse, a junction between two nerve cells, in the brain. At a synapse an electrical signal is transmitted from one cell to the next in

Background imageSystem Collection: Cardiovascular system, historical artwork

Cardiovascular system, historical artwork. 19th Century hand coloured lithographic print showing the blood vessels (red and blue) of the human neck and torso

Background imageSystem Collection: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Illustration and opening verses of In the Workhouse: Christmas Day - better known as Christmas Day in the Workhouse, written by George R Sims in 1877

Background imageSystem Collection: BAC TSR-2

BAC TSR-2
Control-Yoke and Instruments in the Cockpit of a BAC Tsr 2 Date: 1964

Background imageSystem Collection: Court of Exchequer

Court of Exchequer
3086765 Court of Exchequer by English School, (15th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: After one of a series of manuscripts showing the four courts at Westminster Hall)

Background imageSystem Collection: With the sun at the center; Copernicus appears at lower right and Ptolemy at lower left

With the sun at the center; Copernicus appears at lower right and Ptolemy at lower left
COPERNICAN UNIVERSE, 1660. With the sun at the center; Copernicus appears at lower right and Ptolemy at lower left. Copperplate engraving from Andreas Cellarius Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia

Background imageSystem Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography

Background imageSystem Collection: Neck anatomy, 19th Century artwork

Neck anatomy, 19th Century artwork. Historical hand coloured lithographic print showing the blood vessels (red and blue), lymph vessels (white threads), lymph nodes (white)

Background imageSystem Collection: Brain tumour, MRI scan

Brain tumour, MRI scan
Brain tumour. Coloured orthogonal views (axial left, coronal middle, sagittal right) of a male head, made from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

Background imageSystem Collection: Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London

Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London
Barbershop in Central London - Mayfair. G F Trumper & Sons. An elaborate belt-driven machinery above the mirror drives a head massaging brush. Established 1875

Background imageSystem Collection: New Empire State Express train

New Empire State Express train
Poster advertising the Empire State Express steam train of the New York Central System as it speeds across the American landscape

Background imageSystem Collection: HMS Habbakuk in section

HMS Habbakuk in section
Illustration showing a cross section of the top secret design for HMS Habbakuk a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War

Background imageSystem Collection: Diagram of the heart, lungs and windpipe

Diagram of the heart, lungs and windpipe

Background imageSystem Collection: Feng-Shui Compass

Feng-Shui Compass
FENG-SHUI Fong-choei compass used by Chinese geomancers to calculate the most propitious location of buildings etc

Background imageSystem Collection: Cerebral cortex nerve cells

Cerebral cortex nerve cells. Confocal light micrograph of neurons (nerve cells, red) and glial cells (support cells, gold) from the cerebral cortex

Background imageSystem Collection: Haltwhistle Milecastle

Haltwhistle Milecastle
A view toward the Haltwhistle milecastle, on the southern side of Hadrians Wall. The milecastles served as stationing posts along the length of the wall system

Background imageSystem Collection: Dewey Decimal System

Dewey Decimal System
Card index showing use of the Dewey Decimal Classification system, the most widely used library classification system, devised by Melvil Dewey in the 1870s

Background imageSystem Collection: PTOLEMYs SYSTEM (2)

PTOLEMYs SYSTEM (2)
Earth is depicted at the centre of the cosmos, circled by the seven planets known to him : our globe is made up of four elements - earth, air, fire and water

Background imageSystem Collection: PTOLEMYs SYSTEM (1)

PTOLEMYs SYSTEM (1)
A representation of his system, showing Earth at the centre of the cosmos, circled by the planets and by the signs of the Zodiac

Background imageSystem Collection: Metric System

Metric System
Applications of the metric system to dimensions, weight and money

Background imageSystem Collection: The overhead railway aka Dockers Umbrella, Liverpool, England

The overhead railway aka Dockers Umbrella, Liverpool, England. The railway operated along the Liverpool Docks with lightweight electric multiple units from 1893 to 1956

Background imageSystem Collection: LCC-LFB Pageants Wharf fire station, Rotherhithe

LCC-LFB Pageants Wharf fire station, Rotherhithe
Built by the London County Council and opened in 1903, Pageants Wharf fire station still stands at 241 Rotherhithe Street, SE16

Background imageSystem Collection: New terminal depot at Philadelphia. Reading railroad system

New terminal depot at Philadelphia. Reading railroad system



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Unlocking the intricate web of our body's system: from Chakras to Nervous System, each element plays a vital role. Just like Mendeleyev's periodic table in 1869 revealed the hidden patterns of elements, our bodies too have their own map - like the Isle of Wight - guiding us towards balance and harmony. The delicate Cerebellum tissue, as seen through a light micrograph, showcases its remarkable complexity. In Heath Robinson's Drawing Room, we witness how even the most elaborate they can be beautifully designed. And just as Saturn shines in its natural colors captured by Cassini, our minds are illuminated by Phrenology's insights into human behavior. Writing and shorthand techniques like Pitman remind us that communication is an essential part of any functioning system. As we step into The Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium becomes a testament to collective experiences that bring people together within societal structures. The Synapse nerve junction acts as a bridge between thoughts and actions; it symbolizes connections that shape who we are. Like Solar prominences dancing across space, energy flows through our being with every beat of life. And finally, the Standard periodic table reminds us that diversity exists not only within elements but also within ourselves – embracing all types and forms. Our system is vast and interconnected; let us marvel at its wonders while striving for equilibrium.