Christmas lights are a uniquely American tradition. That’s not just because the first electric Christmas lights appeared in America. The tradition embodies a certain American-ness, an ingenuity and hunger for innovation, that’s easily overlooked. America doesn’t just make things. America makes things spectacular.
General Electric aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel and comedian Baratunde Thurston take us through the process of how an aircraft works, boiled down to the easiest-to-understand terms: suck, squeeze, bang blow.
The magnet in GE's new MRI machine is 140,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. Called 7 Tesla, it's five times stronger than conventional MRIs and nearly as powerful as magnets found particle accelerators.
In the 1960s, General Electric and Ralph Mosher built a 3000-pound, quadruped robot dubbed "the Walking Truck." Although the Walking Truck never caught on, you can still check out fantastic footage of this four-legged supply vehicle in motion.