Few people know more about 3D printing than Greg Morris. The entrepreneur bought his first stereolithography machine back in 1994, when 3D printers were still largely confined to university labs and research centers. That machine allowed Morris to print polymer parts layer by layer directly from a drawing inside a computer. After his first taste […] The post Mind Meld: How GE And A 3D-Printing Visionary Joined Forces appeared first on GE Reports.
Men in Brazil, diagnosed with colorectal cancer, usually refuse the surgical removal of the colon, one of the recommended treatments. After surgery, patients are required to have a colostomy bag for the rest of their lives. This is a real concern in the body-conscious Brazilian culture. This aversion to the surgery has forced Brazilian oncologists […] The post Looking For The Unknown: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Could Find New Patterns That Have Eluded Researchers appeared first on GE Reports.
When oil prices plummeted in 2014, it was a boon to consumers but a hurdle for the oil and gas industry. Over just a few months, prices dropped from $112 per barrel to $62 per barrel and continued to drop until hitting bottom at below $27 in 2016, cutting into profits and turning business forecasts […] The post Baker Hughes, A GE Company, Brings New Efficiencies To The Oil And Gas Industry appeared first on GE Reports.
A real flying car landed at the Paris Air Show, Michelin unveiled a vision for 3D-printed tires you will never have to replace, and a team in North Carolina developed a smart patch that “harvests” body heat and turns it into electricity. What a powerful idea! A Flying Car Arrives At Paris Air […] The post 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week appeared first on GE Reports.
It was almost midnight Dec. 7, 2015 when Phil Camillocci got off a plane in Phnom Penh, Cambodia — the last leg of a 20-hour journey from West Palm Beach, Florida. He was carrying a large suitcase packed with a few days’ worth of clothes and a bunch of used medical equipment. Then the weary […] The post The Fixer: Rebuilding Medical System In Cambodia Includes A Lesson In Mechanics appeared first on GE Reports.
With no identifiable body parts, it’s hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach models how the ocean’s water would interact with their unique shapes – hinting at their lifestyle. Paleontologists like us are used to working with fossils that would seem bizarre to many biologists accustomed to living creatures. […] The post Reverse Engineering Mysterious 500-Million-Year-Old Fossils That Confound Our Tree Of Life appeared first on GE Reports.
This week, researchers unlocked the secrets of underwater stickiness by reverse-engineering octopus tentacles, mended broken bones with a pioneering new stem cell therapy and built a silicon chip that mimics the behavior of neurons to make deep-learning systems faster and more efficient. Computer Chip Makes Deep-Learning Networks A Little Brighter What is it? Using beams of […] The post 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week appeared first on GE Reports.
The Concorde, the iconic pointy-nosed supersonic jet that shuttled passengers between Paris, London, New York and other choice destinations, landed for the last time 14 years ago, after 27 years in service. The only civil supersonic airplane to enter service apart from Russia’s TU-144 jet, the plane was never replaced. “The Concorde was successful from […] The post Back To The Future: This Plane Will Make The Jet Set Feel Supersonic Again appeared first on GE Reports.
Jet engines are large and complicated machines. But sometimes surprisingly small parts can make a big difference in how they work. A decade ago, engineers at CFM International, a joint venture between GE Aviation and France’s Safran Aircraft Engines, started designing a new, fuel-efficient jet engine for single-aisle passenger planes — the aircraft industry’s biggest […] The post An Epiphany Of Disruption: GE Additive Chief Explains How 3D Printing Will Upend Manufacturing appeared first on GE Reports.
The Mexican seaside town of Ahome sits on a spit of land lapped by the clear, blue waters of Baja California. Its white, sandy beaches can rival any in Mexico, but the view isn’t all a tourist would hope for. The sight spoiling the view is a tall power plant smokestack frequently belching black smoke […] The post Swimming With The Tide: A Baja Port To Deploy GE’s First Advanced Gas Turbines In Mexico appeared first on GE Reports.