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Industrial Growth: What’s Next For GE In 2015

December 16, 2014 5:04 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Each December, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt gives investors insight into what the New Year will look like. In some ways, it will resemble 2014. His goal is to keep steering the company to a place where 75 percent of earnings come from GE’s core industrial businesses and 25 percent from its financial arm, GE Capital. Over the...

How Many American Homes Can Boeing's New Jet Power?

December 16, 2014 9:36 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

There are many luxuries that separate first class fliers from their fellow travelers going coach...

14 Cities Get Bloomberg 'Innovation Team' Grants

December 15, 2014 10:33 am | by Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million...

GE Opens Predix Industrial Software Platform To SoftBank In First Licensing Deal

December 11, 2014 10:19 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The machines are talking, and the conversation is getting bigger and more complex. That’s why...

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Elon Musk’s Big Bet On Battery Technology

December 9, 2014 2:35 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Cory Johnson from Bloomberg News discusses how Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disrupting utilities. He discusses the Musk's bet that battery technology will not advance significantly, and that Tesla's $5B gigafactory is to be the largest in the world...

Lockheed Martin-Built Orion Spacecraft Takes First Steps With Successful Test Flight

December 5, 2014 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft gently splashed down into the waters of the Pacific Ocean at 11:29 a.m. EST this afternoon, completing the first test flight of NASA's deep space exploration capsule. After a successful launch from Cape...

'Smart Guns' To Bring Transparency To Police Shootings

December 4, 2014 12:27 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired. The experimental technology is meant to protect police and provide detailed insight into officer involved...

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NASA Postpones Orion Launch

December 4, 2014 10:05 am | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration. NASA promised to try again Friday morning. The space agency's new countdown clock got a workout as problem...

Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting A New Demographic

December 3, 2014 9:51 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

At the Shot Show in Las Vegas, a new trend in gun manufacturing was made clear: gun sales for women and by women are on the rise. As a result, the industry is beginning to make guns that are more aesthetically appealing to women and are better suited for women's specific needs...

Japanese Space Explorer To Blow Crater In Asteroid

December 3, 2014 2:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of earth. The explorer, named Hayabusa2, is expected to reach the asteroid in mid-2018, spend about 18 months studying it...

NASA's 3D Printer Churns Out First Part In Space

November 26, 2014 12:01 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The first 3D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for itself this week. It churned out a new faceplate for the print head casing. Space station commander Butch Wilmore...

Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power, and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without...

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GE Working On Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 25, 2014 10:00 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe the brain on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will be able to move around as their brains are being...

Steve Wozniak: Change Comes Quickly In Tech Industry

November 24, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the rapid pace of technology changes on “Bloomberg West.” Wozniak discusses the new Apple wearables, the change in the way companies like Apple makes new products, and the production of custom data solutions...

Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

November 22, 2014 1:09 pm | by M.l. Johnson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating...

Commercial Drones Set To Soar

November 20, 2014 11:56 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Starting in the late 1980s, the Pentagon launched a top-secret constellation of two-dozen navigation satellites designed to guide U.S. nuclear missiles precisely to their targets. Then the Cold War ended, the technology shed the uniform, and put on civilian clothes. We know it as the...

NFL Challenge Winners Spot, Prevent Brain Injuries With Virtual Reality Goggles

November 19, 2014 9:39 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists, and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries. The partners just announced the...

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German University Revolutionizes Electric Car Production

November 19, 2014 9:25 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced it will feature the paradigm-breaking StreetScooter C16, an electric production vehicle available for under €10,000, on its stand at EuroMold, 25-28 November, Frankfurt...

Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in...

New Research Center Will Take 3D Printing To The Next Level

November 18, 2014 11:47 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

On October 6, a Boeing 747 modified for testing jet engines taxied along a concrete runway on the edge of the Mojave Desert and took off with a brand new engine strapped to its left wing. Although the engine’s maiden flight was short, it made aviation...

Are Robots Replacing Jobs?

November 18, 2014 10:19 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow. Newer robots are specially designed to work with humans...

This Car Has A Jet Engine

November 14, 2014 9:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The 1963 Chrysler Turbine car has a jet engine under its hood. In its heyday, it represented the future of automobiles.                      

Lockheed Martin's Orion Spacecraft Completes Journey

November 12, 2014 5:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Lockheed Martin built Orion spacecraft has completed its 22-mile, 6-hour journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, to launch pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Orion is now another step closer to its first test flight on...

Smart Home Tech No Longer Just A Luxury

November 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Initiatives like the Quirky + GE partnership between GE and the collaborative invention company Quirky are making  smart light bulbs, air conditioners and home monitors more affordable for any homeowner or renter. Today, Quirky + GE launched Wink.com, a place where...

5 Questions About The Historic Comet Landing

November 12, 2014 4:07 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Pres | News | Comments

The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first — landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph). Here are answers to five questions about the space mission...  

GE To Build Advanced Manufacturing Facility In PA

November 12, 2014 12:20 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE has announced that it will build a new manufacturing facility to drive innovation and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies across GE. The new facility represents a $32M investment over three years by the company and will result in the creation of 50 high-tech...

EU Ready To Land First Probe On Streaking Comet

November 11, 2014 1:42 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Press | News | Comments

How do you land a spacecraft on a comet that is streaking by at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph)? That's a problem scientists have been grappling with for more than a decade as they prepare for one of the most audacious space adventures ever — the European Space...

8th Grader Designs Inexpensive Braille Printer

November 7, 2014 10:10 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Shubham Banerjee came up with the idea for an affordable braille printer while playing with Legos. Now at 13 years old, he's just become Silicon Valley's newest tech phenom as the youngest person ever to get venture capital investment for a startup...

Richard Branson: Space Travel Is Worth The Risks

November 4, 2014 4:27 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

CNN Money's Poppy Harlow talks to Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic. Despite the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson says the risk of testing commercial space flights is worth it...      

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