generalelectric Flight has always been about the never-ending search for a new horizon. This journey has taken us around the world and all the way to the dark side of the moon. We've broken the sound barrier and reached interstellar #space. In this episode of Invention Factory, we explore the advancements in #flight that are taking us farther away from our home planet, yet closer together than ever before. Click the link in our bio to watch on the #GE #YouTube channel. #GE #aviation #avgeek #future #tech #science 3d

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generalelectric The #robotic age is upon us and as technology progresses, the gap between humans and #machines becomes smaller. In this episode of Invention Factory, we explore how humans have influenced #robots and how in turn, they have influenced us. Watch the episode on the #GE #YouTube channel (link in bio). #science #tech #future #artificialintelligence 5d

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generalelectric Entrepreneurship, #innovation and creativity are at the heart of #ThomasEdison’s legacy. He influenced the world with inventions including the motion picture, the electric light bulb and the creation of the first extensive Research and Development facility. Edison may be a figure from the history books, but these words are at the crux of what #STEM is all about today. Here's to the next generation of innovators and creators. #Quote #WordsToLiveBy #Science #GE 6d

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generalelectric How will we see the invisible? From holographic imaging to 4D ultrasound, #technology gives us the power to see beyond the capabilities of the human eye. Join science journalist Cara Santa Maria in this episode of Invention Factory as she explores the technologies that are revolutionizing vision. Check it out on the #GE #YouTube channel (link in bio). #innovation #science #future 7d

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generalelectric Engineers at #GE #Aviation are testing the latest #jet #engine called ADVENT (ADaptive Versatile ENgine Technology). The new design provides fighter pilots with more thrust, optimal performance and better fuel #efficiency. The adaptive cycle engine is building on the YF120, GE’s first variable cycle engine prototype built in the 1990s. Above is an image of a bladed disk or blisk from the YF120. Read more about this jet engine #technology at GE Reports. #avgeek 1w

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generalelectric Engineer’s at #GE Aviation and the U.S. #AirForce Research Laboratory are working on GE’s ADVENT, a new type of #jet #engine for the sixth-generation fighter jets. Designed for both speed and fuel savings, the ADVENT, which stands for ADaptive Versatile ENgine Technology, can switch between high #power and high #efficiency modes and includes new heat resistant materials called ceramic matrix composites. These materials could help revolutionize jet travel giving fighter #pilots the speed they need for a mission and even greater fuel savings on the way home. Read more about this new frontier of jet engine technology at GE Reports. #technology #avgeek #aviation 1w

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generalelectric This ultra-efficient water-jet cutter can blast through slabs of metal with ease. Engineers at #GE Global Research in #Niskayuna, N.Y., are investing the computer-guided advanced milling tool for use in several industries. In the video above, the water jet is being tested to cut #wind #turbine parts from a solid aluminum ingot. Firing an abrasive mixture of garnet dust and plain water at a pressure of 60,000 pounds per square inch, the water-jet cutter could dramatically reduce manufacturing time at GE plants. #science #energy #technology 2w

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generalelectric A group of #GE wind #turbines stand out amidst the vast Romanian landscape. An alluring photo captured at the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in #Romania by @seenewphoto. 2w

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generalelectric We're kicking off #InventorsDay right. Our new collaboration with Motherboard, Invention Factory, explores today's inventions, and uncovers how they'll change the future. Travel with us to discover innovations from the far reaches of outer space to the inner-workings of our minds. Check out the full trailer on the #GE YouTube channel by clicking the link in our bio. #science #InventionFactory 3w

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generalelectric Today marks the 168th birthday of Thomas #Edison, the "Man of the Millennium", as Life magazine once proclaimed him. A name synonymous with creativity, #invention and entrepreneurship, Edison greatly influenced life around the world with inventions including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and of course, the electric light bulb. It's not hard to celebrate the legacy of one of history's most prolific inventors. Today, mark the occasion of #InventorsDay by listening to music, watching a movie, or simply enjoying the light at night. #HappyBirthday 3w
  •   generalelectric We appreciate the comment @cprunkl. Thanks for sharing! 3w
  •   transoptic But he started it by stealing ideas and working people like Tesla to the bone to capitalize on their ideas. At some point people need to know that's how he did business . He used powerful people like JP Morgan to put other people out of business like Tesla to become the man we all know today. Sure he was an inventor and a great business man with ideas but he also did some very questionable things that should be talked about more. 3w
  •   susiieeq_ @andriyk0 happy birthday my man T Eddie! We should celebrate 3w
  •   tomsen__alg He change the live to the better ....thank u Edison 2w
  •   rektz_ Awkward because I was just watching a video on how Tomas Edison stole credit for the invention of motion picture and a court eventually ruled against him... Very awkward indeed. 2w

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generalelectric Putting holes in #turbines that handle titanic pressure may sound crazy. But these holes are necessary for cooling. Above is an image of the powerful tool used for such a daunting task. The Laser MicroJet drills tiny holes in a turbine blade by firing a laser beam inside a hair-thin jet of water, which guides the laser to the blade's surface. Read more about this cutting edge technology (no pun intended) on GE Reports. #GE 3w

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generalelectric Modern turbines operate at temperatures above 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, requiring complex ways of cooling. Engineers riddle the blades with a maze of tiny channels and holes that bleed in enough cooling air to protect them. Above is an image of the cooling holes in high-pressure #turbine blades for the CF-6 jet #engine. These engines power many Boeing 747 passenger jets. Read more about turbine blades on GE Reports. #GE 3w

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generalelectric Ask questions. Hypothesize. Experiment. Collect data. Draw conclusions. These steps are the method to the madness of science. The quote above is from Sir Francis Bacon, an early pioneer of the scientific method. It reflects his belief that it's important to rely on experiments and research to explain natural occurrences. In the late 1500s and early 1600s, this represented a radical new way of thinking. Today, nearly half a millennium later, it's an integral part of how we think, act and make progress. #science 4w

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generalelectric On Sunday, we're looking forward to celebrating the #Grammys - or should we call it the Eddies? In 1959, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences considered using “Eddie” as a nickname for the award in order to credit the inventor, Thomas Edison. In the late 1800s, Edison invented the phonograph, later called a gramophone. Today, we honor the #inventor who gave us the ability to record and hear #music. Above is a photograph of Edison listening to a record on the phonograph taken in 1906. #tbt #instagramophone 4w

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generalelectric Eye-catching silhouette work by @jsakdas3rd as clouds hover over 240 #GE 2.5 MW #wind turbines. Photo taken at the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in #Romania. 4w

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generalelectric A beautiful #sunset at Fântânele-Cogealac #wind farm in #Romania, the largest wind farm in Europe. 1mon

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generalelectric Five cranes, each wider than a football field, operate day and night at the #CSX Intermodal Terminals’ Northwest Ohio facility. The cranes lift containers that arrive on CSX #trains, many of which are pulled by #GE Evolution Series #locomotives. Photo by @seenewphoto. #railfan 1mon

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generalelectric Early morning view of the #CSX Intermodal Terminals’ Northwest Ohio facility, where five 1-million pound cranes lift the 50 million tons of freight that are processed on a daily basis. Photo captured by @seenewphoto. #GE #railfan 1mon

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generalelectric A close view of the compressor blades on a #GE 9E series gas #turbine. Designed for dual-fuel operation, this heavy-duty turbine boasts an output of 126MW. #powering 1mon

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generalelectric Hot off the press, fully assembled magnets are ready to be cooled to near absolute zero. Photo taken by @seenewphoto at #GE’s magnet factory in Florence, SC. 1mon

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