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The Surprising Beauty Of GE's Magnet Factories And Wind Turbines

Instagram has a few core themes: Things we buy. Trips we go on. Food we eat. But the systems that made all those things possible — engines, electricity, long-haul trains, shipping containers — have their own place on Instagram too. And it’s wonderful.


GE's New Chip Lets You Easily Hack And Mod Its Appliances

At one time hardware manufacturers frowned on consumers trying to hack or modify their products, but they’re slowly coming around to the idea. In fact, GE finally sees being able to hack an appliance as a value-added feature, so the company is releasing an interface board that makes it easy to mod your fridge, dryer, freezer or whatever.


My Quest To Find The Perfect Air Conditioner

I grew up in an old house without an air conditioner. During the summer, it would get so hot and humid that the doors would swell, and you couldn’t close them. So when it was finally time for me to buy my very own AC unit, it felt like a luxury. And I treated it as such.


DJ Matthew Dear Sampled Thousands Of GE Machines To Make This Banger

DJ Matthew Dear teamed up with General Electric acoustics engineer Andrew Gorton to sample the tones created by the churn of “thousands” of different GE machines, from turbines to medical equipment. The sounds were then chopped up and reassembled into “Drop Science”, a frantic, meticulous music experiment.


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.