It's been years in the making, but GE has finally unveiled a prototype of a refrigerator that uses magnets and water to cool its contents.
What you're looking at here is a piezoelectric cooling device, called a DCJ. By rapidly vibrating, it can force jets of cool air over hot surfaces quietly and efficiently, and GE says that it'll soon be taking the place of noisy, dirty, power-sucking fans in laptops and other electronics.
A new proposal from GE could upgrade wind turbines, replacing traditional blades with technology that would seem familiar to a World War I fighter pilot.
Not so hot on the heels of the Philips L-Prize bulb comes this funky piece of hardware from General Electric, which knows a thing (or two) about electricity. It's a 27 watt LED bulb that produces as much (or more) light as a 100 watt incandescent bulb, and the coolest feature is how it keeps itself, uh, cool: silent puffs of high-velocity air.
Kids have some pretty crazy ideas about technology, as General Electric discovered when they asked children about their visions for the future of passenger aircraft. And somehow, none of these ideas were too crazy for GE.
Compared to other, more modern storage mediums, optical discs are terrible. They're big, they're fragile, and they're hard to access. You may not agree, and neither does GE: they've just developed a commercial micro-holographic storage technology that can fit 500 gigs on an optical disc.
It seems like some people will buy anything that carries the word hybrid, but this latest hybrid from GE is something you'll find in the lighting aisle at the hardward store, not your local car dealership.
Now this is neat. GE's Visible You is similar to Microsoft's Kinect, but instead of letting you play video games with your body, it acts as a living X-ray.
When top designer Jason Wu isn't busy dressing Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore or Michelle Obama, he's busy designing cameras. Working with General Imaging and sold under the General Electric (GE) brand, Wu's products will be called "Created by Jason Wu."...
Could it be that geniuses at the Sheinhardt Wig Company (also known as GE) are getting creative now that they're about to get rid of us underlings at NBC Universal (the parent company of our overlords at SyFy)? It certainly...