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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 12, 2004
From Pascal's law to Universal Studios, explore the powerful world of this ubiquitous technology.
- Examine important innovations like the hydraulic brake and airplane controls.
- Take the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of Universal Studios.
- Meet the French inventor who discovered the hydraulic secret.
The machines that build our world have long been powered by hydraulics, a compact system of valves, hoses, and pumps that transmits forces from point to point through fluid. This basic concept of powerful force transmission through fluid provides the power for most of today's machines.
From ancient Rome's mastery of the aqueduct to Universal Studios, a veritable hydraulic theme park, MODERN MARVELS® reveals how hydraulics power industry, keep planes flying, and make that 3-point-turn a U-turn. See how Blaise Pascal uncovered the essential fact that makes modern hydraulics possible, and get an up-close look at the myriad machines that have put his principles to work for mankind, from automobile brakes to dump trucks to the space shuttle and beyond.