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Monster Machines: This Electron Gun Turns Titanium Powder Into Turbine Blades For Planes

Titanium aluminide is a 3D-printable metal compound that holds great promise for lighter, stronger aircraft turbines but is notoriously difficult to work. That is, it was notoriously difficult to work with, until additive manufacturing firm Avio developed this metal-melting 3 kW electron gun.


Moon Boot Sneakers: Celebrate Apollo 11's Anniversary In High-Top Style

Forty-five years ago, man first set foot on the moon. And to celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11′s historic mission, GE (of all companies) is releasing a limited edition set of high-top sneakers inspired by the moon boots worn by the astronauts.


Build Your Own Jet Engine With This Mesmerising 3D-Printed Model

Here’s the good news: General Electric has created a wonderful 3D model of a jet engine that anyone — even those lacking an aerospace engineering degree — can build themselves, complete with moving parts and a cutaway design so you can see everything in motion.


The World's Largest LED Hydroponic Farm Used To Be A Sony Factory

As climate change begins posing new challenges to conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming has made quick gains in popularity thanks to its space- and energy-saving design. This enormous indoor lettuce farm for example — the largest of its kind in the world — produces 10,000 heads a day in less space than a single football field and could signal a sea change in how we get our greens.


GE Makes A Microwave That Can Measure The Calories On Your Plate

Health and fitness monitoring is helping us all look after ourselves a little better, but there’s one stumbling block: calorie intake is still self-reported, making it laborious and often inaccurate. GE, however, thinks it has a way to change that.


GE's Link Is A (Slightly) More Affordable Smart Bulb

Smart bulbs ain’t cheap, but GE has decided to enter your smart home with a new LED bulb called Link, which promises to make intelligent lighting cheaper. Well, a bit cheaper at least.


This Isn't A Fright Wig. It's How GE's MRI Scanner Sees Your Brain

Magnetic Resonance Imaging has come a long way in the three decades since its inception in GE research lab in upstate New York. In fact, the advancement in its capabilities over that time have been simply staggering. Just look at the image above. That’s a picture of somebody’s brain.


The Beautiful Process Of Turning Quartz Into Lab Glass At 1650C

If you work in a lab, you’ve probably used lab glass made from quartz. But you probably haven’t realised that the reason those test tubes are so durable is exactly what makes them so hard to mould. These beautiful GIFs, shot at GE’s Global Research in upstate New York, shows exactly what it takes to make those beakers.


A Fridge That Gives You Retro Style Without The Giant Energy Bill

You might love the retro curves and contours of the old fridge you inherited from your grandmother, but that ancient appliance isn’t doing your monthly electric bill any favours. With GE’s new Artistry fridges you get the best of both worlds, though — modern and efficient refrigeration technology, plus subtle retro styling that isn’t overly hip.


GE Designed A Compact Kitchen Just For Super-Tiny Apartments

Apartments are getting smaller and smaller across the board. And lest the world’s city-dwellers go without appliances, GE is working on a solution: Meet the Micro Kitchen, an innocuous-looking drawer that contains every appliance you could need.