generalelectric This low magnification image of a #mosquito head shows two compound eyes and a long proboscis, which is used by females of the species to draw blood when they bite. These are one of the internal biological mechanisms responsible for the spread and transfer of often-fatal diseases like Dengue or Malaria. Talk about a lethal weapon! #GECellfies #bugsofinstagram #biology #nanogram #GE 1d

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generalelectric A #nanogram of the cross-section of the stem of a Baswood (Tilia) tree. Also known as the linden or lime tree, it can reach heights of up to 40 meters and live for considerable amounts of time. One tree in Gloucestershire, UK is almost 2,000 years old! #Cellfies #cellimaging #instascience. 3d

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generalelectric This week, #GE is going under the microscope to celebrate the life sciences and feature some cool #nanograms. Part of the algae family, Diatoms are single-celled organisms that occur abundantly in both saltwater and freshwater. Their body is composed of two halves, which fit together like a tiny pill box. Albeit minuscule, these organisms form the basis of the entire food chain. #GECellfies #cellimaging #biology 5d

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generalelectric Despite America’s abundance of coastlines, its #wind farms spin exclusively onshore -- but that’s about to change. As we celebrate #EarthDay, here’s a sneak peek at #GE’s ongoing project to build America’s first offshore windfarm located three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The farm will use five Haliade wind turbines, built on GE’s Pure Torque #technology and feature a six megawatt direct-drive permanent magnet generator. Fun Fact: that’s enough energy to power over 5,000 homes and save 21,000 tons of CO2 during the turbine’s lifetime. #renewable #energy 1w

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generalelectric How large is the world’s largest #jetengine? Engineers at #GE have been working to test the brand new GE9X, complete with a front fan that spans a record-breaking 11 feet in diameter and 3D-printed fuel nozzles. The giant engine also uses parts made from lightweight materials called ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), which have the ability to operate in temperatures up to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The GE9X is designed to generate 100,000 pounds of thrust, a little less than a third of what the main engines of space shuttles produce! #aviation #avgeek 1w
  •   generalelectric Hey @sarhanmarwan -- at this time, there is no plan for application in the electrical power applications so the potential capability of the engine in that application has not been assessed yet. Thank you for your question! 1w
  •   sarhanmarwan Thanks a lot for request respons 1w
  •   callum44 Good afternoon @generalelectric callum here from the UK! Was just wondering where this engine will be shipped to for MRO as I would love to get my teeth sunk into such a fantastic engine. Cheers 5d

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generalelectric Joseph Sorota, 96, is one of the last living members of the ‘Hush-Hush Boys’ — a legendary team of engineers that worked on building the first American #jetengine. Although thousands of people worked on the project, only a handful knew what they were actually building and were strictly prohibited from talking about it. “We couldn’t talk to anyone about our work,” says Sorota, who joined as employee No. 5. "They told us that we could be shot.” To learn more about the Hush-Hush Boys, head to GE Reports. Portrait captured by @seenewphoto. 2w

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generalelectric The #CSX Intermodal Terminals’ Northwest Ohio facility at dawn. #GE Evolution Series locomotives help ship 50 million tons of freight across the CSX network’s 21,000 miles of track every day. Photo by @seenewphoto. #transportation #trains 2w

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generalelectric It’s been decades since @geaviation developed a new propellor #engine, focusing instead on building engines for passenger and military jets. However, #GE #engineers from the U.S. and the Czech Republic have spent the last 7 years working on a new Advanced Turboprop Engine (ATP), which burns 20 percent less fuel and produces 10 percent more power than any engine in its class. Today, these engines power planes that fly all over the world, including the Himalayas and Mt. Kilimanjaro. #aviation #avgeek 3w

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generalelectric Knowledge sharing helps create incredible results. The #CFMLEAP jet engine is the first of its kind, consisting of 3D printed parts and components made from advanced ceramics that #GE originally developed for powerful gas turbines. As a result, these engines are quieter, easier to maintain, and 15 percent more fuel efficient. In a joint venture between @geaviation and Snecma (Safran), CFM International’s LEAP jet engine will be powering hundreds of next generation planes. #avgeek #aviation 3w

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generalelectric This week, @GEAviation unveiled its new suite of engine service offerings: TrueChoice. The services combine #GE’s depth of #aviation product knowledge with rapidly growing digital capabilities — a marriage of physics and analytics that is delivering better customer outcomes faster. Click on the link in our bio to learn more. #MRO #MROAM #TrueChoice 3w

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generalelectric Questions not only shape the nature of our knowledge, but deepen it as well. Isaac Asimov, prolific science-fiction author and biochemistry professor, was propelled by a curiosity to write across a variety of subjects: from #astronomy to math to religion. Even today, the questions he asked continue to enrich our understanding of the human condition. #design #quote 4w

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generalelectric A #GE technician catches the last sunrays of the day while sitting atop a 2.5MW intelligent #windturbine. McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Canada is home to 24 Internet-connected GE wind turbines that bring renewable #energy to the world’s largest freshwater island. Not a bad view from the office! #power 4w

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generalelectric Metal cutting #technology hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. The intense heat generated during the machining of next generation materials often deforms and chips ordinary cutters - so our team decided to invent one. Introducing Blue Arc, a superfast #machine that can slice through aerospace-grade titanium alloy using a high-beam of electrons to erode and remove metals. Fun fact: It only takes three minutes, instead of the average 45 minute completion time. #GE #manufacturing 1mon

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generalelectric Traveling faster than the speed of sound is actually quite noisy, creating sonic booms that prohibit these planes from flying over populated areas. The Concorde — the first supersonic jet in passenger service — last landed in 2003. Now, @nasa is teaming up with @lockheedmartin and #GE Aviation to develop a concept for a new jet that breaks the sound barrier, without making such a racket. Read more on GE Reports. #avgeek #aviation 1mon

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generalelectric Silicon and Carbon are two of the most abundant elements on Earth, but they almost never bond in nature. However, when combined, they make quite the power couple. Using Silicon Carbide (SiC) chips in devices can greatly increase efficiency, setting new standards in #power savings for everything from hybrid cars to wind turbines. For over fifty years, #GE scientists have been pioneering research into this revolutionary material, and today, it’s opening up a world of new possibilities in power management. #science 1mon

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generalelectric We keep our #MRI machines comfortable and cool. This shiny thermal shield is made from aluminum mylar, the same material found in #space blankets. It helps deflect external heat, keeping the machine’s liquid helium at a cool -424F. Photo by @seenewphoto #RSNA14 #GE 1mon

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generalelectric Michael Anderson, Senior Engineering Manager at #GE, stands in front of the massive Evolution Series Tier 4 #locomotive. Measuring 74.5 feet long and weighing 213 tons, this leviathan is strong enough to pull upwards of 130 rail cars. Connected to the #IndustrialInternet, the intelligent machine is capable of processing 150,000 data points per minute to monitor locomotive performance. #transportation 2mon

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generalelectric Happy Pi Day, everyone. From our GEnx jet engines to the massive ecoROTR, circles and spheres are fundamental to the #GE family of machines. And what better day to celebrate the beauty and utility of circles than today. #PiDay #aviation 2mon

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generalelectric When something is nearly impossible to do, people often say that it’s like "catching lightning in a bottle.” For the GE Global Research dielectrics lab, it posed an #unimpossible challenge. Using their combined efforts, the team of scientists and engineers manufactured and captured a million volts worth of lightning in a glass bottle filled with super capacitors. They then used the stored charge to start an old Fiat 600 and drive off into the sunset. For more #Unimpossible Missions, head over to GE’s YouTube channel. 2mon

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