Phoenix Hydraulics Blog

  1. Convoy

    "Breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck!"

    It's hard to believe it's more than 40 years since this iconic phrase was first uttered on the big screen. The famous film, Convoy, was one of the most memorable tru

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  2. Hydraulics: The Future of Hybrid Cars

    With fuel emissions becoming a growing concern, car manufacturers have been looking to find more efficient ways to power vehicles in the last few years. Hybrid cars have been developed to help tackle this dilemma, and, in particular, the use of

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  3. London Underground: The Build

    The creation of the London Underground began in the mid-19th century, after solicitor Charles Pearson announced his idea to improve the capital's transport system in 1845.

    He wanted to help commuters in the suburbs

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  4. Happy Birthday, Concorde!

    For many people, the golden age of air travel began 50 years ago, when the supersonic jet, Concorde, took its first flight. In a programme that cost £1.3 billion, Concorde was jointly developed by the British Aircraft Corporation and Sud Aviat

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  5. It is Rocket Science!

    We've all heard the phrase, "It isn't rocket science!" - usually applied to some everyday situation when a person is struggling with a relatively simple task, but when it comes to the use of hydraulics in space - yes, it really is rocket scienc

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  6. Hedy Lamarr

    Iconic Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr, was known in her lifetime for her sultry beauty and the scandal she created by appearing nude in a romantic film at the age of 18.

    Since her death in 2000, another side to the

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  7. Isambard Kingdom Brunel: SS Great Britain

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of England's greatest mechanical and civil engineers of all time. The Portsmouth-born engineer was responsible for designing and constructing some of the greatest bridges of the 19th century, using innovative tec

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  8. Hydroelectric Power

    Hydroelectric power is responsible for creating almost one-fifth of the world’s electricity. The United Kingdom has been using hydroelectric power for more than a century, currently generating more than 5,885 GWh of electricity per year using

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  9. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

    As one of the greatest authors Britain has ever produced, Agatha Christie has sold over two billion copies of her works. Encompassing 66 detective novels, 14 short stories, six romance novels (under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott) and the longes

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  10. Lonnie Donegan: My Old Man's a Dustman

    As Britain's most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles, Lonnie Donegan was the "King of Skiffle". He brought this 1950s' music genre out of the underground and into mainstream pop culture.

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