Phoenix Hydraulics Blog

  1. Aerospace: Precision Matters

    Precision matters in the aerospace industry - a sector where there's no margin for error when it comes to producing aircraft, engines and related parts. Complex technology is required to produce items to the highest standards, including militar

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  2. World War 1: Hydraulics

    Hydraulic systems were used for many applications during World War I, from powering machine tools to operating mining machinery. A hydraulic system has a number of benefits, making it an efficient means of transmitting power - its role in the w

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  3. NASA: Giant Dust Storms on Saturn's Biggest Moon

    NASA has revealed that giant dust storms have been spotted on Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, for the first time. The ground breaking discovery further supports earlier findings that suggest Titan has similarities to earth.

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  4. NASA: The Modern Day Icarus?

    NASA's latest solar probe will fly closer to the sun than any other craft in history. Beginning its seven-year journey to enter the sun's atmosphere, the $1.5 billion mission saw the Parker solar probe (a robotic spacecraft) being launched from

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  5. The Flying Scotsman

    Rail enthusiasts will agree that nothing can compare to the stirring sight and sound of a thick cloud of steam puffing out of a majestic steam train, as it powers its way through the countryside.

    The historic steam

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  6. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine

    "In the town where I was born. Lived a man who sailed to sea. And he told us of his life. In the land of submarines."

    The Beatles were going through their psychedelic phase in 1966 when they released their massive

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  7. The Wurzels: Combine Harvester

    The Wurzels have become something of a national institution since their formation 52 years ago - when their unique brand of humorous folk songs provided a little light relief to the psychedelic grooves of the Swinging Sixties.

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  8. London's Tower Bridge

    London’s historic Tower Bridge is one of the city's main tourist attractions. Officially opened on 30th June 1894, it offers fantastic views from its high-level walkways, while visitors can also watch the spectacle of the bridge being lifted

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  9. The Royal Wedding: Commemorative Coin

    The Royal Mint is launching four new £5 coins to celebrate the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. There's a long tradition in Britain of producing coins to commemorate royal and other special events, dating back to 1935. Read More

  10. James Bond: Skyfall

    The James Bond film, Skyfall, was Daniel Craig's third outing as the British superspy 007. It saw our favourite hero pitting his wits against villain Raoul Silva, played by BAFTA-award winning Spanish actor, Javier Bardem. Bond is sent to inves

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