세계 2차대전 당시, 파일럿들은 공중의 기압과 낮은 온도와도 싸워야했다. GE의 엔지니어들이 이를 돕기위해 나섰다. 기존의 전기담요를 응용하고 구리 마네킹을 이용하여 파일럿들이 좀 더 편안한 환경에서 비행에 임할 수 있게 도왔다.
Colder weather is on the way. If you’re in Winnipeg, Canada, that means ice testing is too. There, @geaviation test engines are pummeled with sub-zero winds and ice. The harsh conditions on the ground make sure engines are ready to face the elements in the air. #AVgeek#jetengine#engineering
This Ultra Performance Heat Exchanger is a perfect example of how small parts can make a HUGE difference. Still in development, the additively manufactured compact heat exchanger is printed with a high-temperature capable, crack-resistant nickel superalloy that will be able to withstand temps that exceed 1,650°F at pressures >3,600 psi. Good thing, too, because it’s headed straight for the inside of a gas turbine, where it’s projected to deliver a 4% improvement in thermal efficiency for supercritical C02 power cycles while improving power output and reducing emissions. Cleaner, more efficient power generation here we come.
Spooky season is here, but don't let your annual mammogram scare you. Nearly 30% of women in the U.S. admit to skipping breast screenings out of fear. That's why @gehealthcare engineers decided to better the experience with a mammography system designed by women, for women. Melding comforting design with cutting edge technology, the Senographe Pristina aims to humanize the process for patients, technicians, and radiologists. #BCAM#Mammography#breastcancerawareness
Wind, meet water. In Germany’s Swabian-Franconian Forest, you’ll find the world’s tallest (584 ft) and first-ever wind turbines integrated with pumped storage hydroelectric power. So how does it work? At the base of each wind turbine sits a reservoir. Water flowing downhill from the reservoirs will power the hydro plant when electricity is needed. When there’s an energy surplus, the hydro power will push the water back up the hill to the reservoirs, where it will act as a giant battery for the wind turbines. So no matter if the wind is blowing or not, electricity will always be flowing