A look inside the space frame tower, a new wind turbine prototype created by GE engineers. The new design uses metal latticework wrapped in a fiberglass coat and stands on five legs to provide wider support and more balance. Its unique design allows it to be transported in pieces and assembled at its final destination, which could help bring wind turbines to previously inaccessible places.
Powered by two GE Evolution Series Locomotives, the Tropicana Juice Train hauls Florida orange juice up the Eastern seaboard. In this GIF from a time-lapse video of the train’s journey, a northbound Juice Train passes a train returning to Florida.
Powered by GE T700 engines, LA County’s Firehawks, a civilian version of the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter, operate a wide range of life saving missions, from search and rescue to fighting fires. Fly along with them in our new video, “Firehawks: Mission Critical.”
In the 1960s, GE set out to create Hardiman, a mechanical exoskeleton that could give its user the ability to lift up to 1,500 pounds. Unfortunately, the suit’s size, weight, stability and power-supply issues prevented it from ever leaving the laboratory. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently re- animated the wearable tech to help us imagine what Hardiman might have been.
To celebrate the last day of our “22 Days Of Invention” series, we wanted to give something back to the Tumblrverse. So, we had our friends at Tattly print temporary tattoos of Thomas Edison’s lightbulb patent.
Hit us up with some fan mail if you want one. UPDATE: Thanks for the response! Alas, there are no more tattoos. The fine print says you must be 18 or over and a resident of the U.S. for us to send you one. Additionally, Tumblr didn’t endorse, administer or sponsor these tats, and only the GE social media team will receive participant information.
Researchers in the robotics lab at GE’s Global Research Center are programming robots to aid in the instrument sterilization process in order to make healthcare both safer and more efficient. The robot above is nicknamed “Tray-bot” because its job is to sort and pick up trays of medical equipment.