Follow as we explore the changing worlds of science and technology.

Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

The lines and curves of these gas turbine compressors spinning at GE’s plant in Greenville, S.C., represent the beauty of modern industrial design. Today, a new advanced manufacturing center broke ground in Greenville that will focus on bringing design to a new level through rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, and using new materials like high-temperature ceramics. Read more about the intersection of design and manufacturing at GE Reports.

From our recent trip to Norway comes a view of the communications tower (top image) at the Statoil facility (which can be seen on the left in the below image). The facility is partially powered by five GE LM6000 turbines, each capable of generating over 40,000 kW of power. 

Top image by Reuben Wu, image below by Finn

We recently took a trip to Hammerfest, Norway to visit the Statoil liquefied natural gas facility on the island of Melkøya, which is partially powered by five GE LM6000 turbines. The top image is a view of the facility through a pipe on the outskirts of town. The image below was taken at 2am on March 26th, when we experienced the famous aurora borealis while exploring Hammerfest. Both photos captured by Finn