Hospitals can now track which workers have washed their hands

GE has just announced a new technology for hospitals. The AgilTrac Real-Time Location System will allow hospitals to make sure doctors, nurses, and other workers are washing their hands enough.

Hospitals can now track which workers have washed their hands

GE has just announced a new technology for hospitals. The AgilTrac Real-Time Location System will allow hospitals to make sure doctors, nurses, and other workers are washing their hands enough.

Posted 1 year ago
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Who’s Been Working In America?

Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know that manufacturing jobs were the largest sector of employment in 1960, yet today the category has fallen to 6th place? In this interactive visualization, browse who has been working in America over the past 50 years by sector, gender or age. Or take a look at GE’s expert opinion on the subject and tweet your own thoughts about key insights uncovered. This is best viewed in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE9.

Who’s Been Working In America?

Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know that manufacturing jobs were the largest sector of employment in 1960, yet today the category has fallen to 6th place? In this interactive visualization, browse who has been working in America over the past 50 years by sector, gender or age. Or take a look at GE’s expert opinion on the subject and tweet your own thoughts about key insights uncovered. This is best viewed in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE9.

Posted 2 years ago
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Innovation History via 6,000 Pages of Annual Reports

Fathom Information Design, in collaboration with GE, visualizes GE annual reports from 1892 to 2011. It doesn’t sound so interesting at first, but browse the appearance of keywords, and you do get a sense of change.

Innovation History via 6,000 Pages of Annual Reports

Fathom Information Design, in collaboration with GE, visualizes GE annual reports from 1892 to 2011. It doesn’t sound so interesting at first, but browse the appearance of keywords, and you do get a sense of change.

Posted 2 years ago
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Conveying GE Machine Usage Data: Balancing Art and Visualization

Ben Fry’s Fathom Information Design has released the video documentation  of 2 interactive visualization installations that are meant to appear  on large touch screens in the lobby of GE’s headquarters in Fairfield,  Connecticut. Due to its intended physical setting, the visualization had  to work from a distance as well as close by, balancing artistic quality  with the fact that the animations were informed by real data, generated  by machines in the real world. Accordingly, order, shape, size,  direction, and color all have some meaning, and emerging patterns can  often be interpreted or evoke thoughts of the actual events and actions  that the data signifies.
Ben Fry’s Fathom Information Design has released the video documentation of 2 interactive visualization installations that are meant to appear on large touch screens in the lobby of GE’s headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut. Due to its intended physical setting, the visualization had to work from a distance as well as close by, balancing artistic quality with the fact that the animations were informed by real data, generated by machines in the real world. Accordingly, order, shape, size, direction, and color all have some meaning, and emerging patterns can often be interpreted or evoke thoughts of the actual events and actions that the data signifies.
Posted 2 years ago
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GE and the Internet of Turbines

The next time you have to get an MRI or CT scan you might not know it but if the equipment is made by GE it is phoning home. No, the actual scan data is still between you and your doctor, but the broad stats of when and where the scan was taken is reported back to GE. In the true spirit of the Internet of Things, everything has an IP address, even an MRI machine. The analysts at GE have created some interesting data visualizations. About 125,000 scans are taken each day around the world with their equipment, and you can see time series information and other interesting stats on their blog.

Companies that lobby more on taxes pay less in taxes

Earlier this year, we learned that General Electric paid no federal income taxes. One reason, the New York Times reported, was that “G.E. has spent tens of millions of dollars to push for changes in tax law.”
As it turns out, G.E. is not alone in aggressively (and seemingly  successfully) lobbying on tax legislation. According to a new Sunlight  analysis, the more tax bills companies lobby on, the lower their  effective tax rate.  As the graph below shows, the companies that lobby  on the most tax bills generally pay the lowest tax rates.

Companies that lobby more on taxes pay less in taxes

Earlier this year, we learned that General Electric paid no federal income taxes. One reason, the New York Times reported, was that “G.E. has spent tens of millions of dollars to push for changes in tax law.”

As it turns out, G.E. is not alone in aggressively (and seemingly successfully) lobbying on tax legislation. According to a new Sunlight analysis, the more tax bills companies lobby on, the lower their effective tax rate.  As the graph below shows, the companies that lobby on the most tax bills generally pay the lowest tax rates.

Posted 2 years ago
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Health InfoScape: Illustrating the Relationships between Disease Conditions

GE’s newest public health-related visualization has been designed by MIT  Senseable Lab, as yet another proof how the multinational, conglomerate  corporation is partnering with some of the most respected visualization  designers (e.g. David McCandless, Lisa Strausfield I and II and Ben Fry I, II and III).
Health InfoScape: Illustrating the Relationships between Disease Conditions

GE’s newest public health-related visualization has been designed by MIT Senseable Lab, as yet another proof how the multinational, conglomerate corporation is partnering with some of the most respected visualization designers (e.g. David McCandless, Lisa Strausfield I and II and Ben Fry I, II and III).

Posted 2 years ago
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How does natural gas compare to other fossil fuels?

How does natural gas compare to other fossil fuels?

Posted 3 years ago
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eigenstil:

What’s an LED

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What’s an LED

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Comparing national corporate tax rates 

Last week came news that GE has avoided having to pay any — ANY — corporate income tax in the United States.  As reported in the New York Times, that feat, despite earning $14.2  billion in worldwide profits ($5.1 billion in the U.S.), is due to  “innovative accounting” and “fierce lobbying,” as well as a large stable  of former government officials from the IRS and tax-writing  Congressional committees. The article goes on to state that the U.S. has  one of the highest corporate income tax rates in the world. But that  statement is somewhat misleading, as you’ll see below: like General  Electric, the effective tax rate of U.S. companies—what they actually  pay—is a lot lower than the statutory tax rate—the percentage of  corporate income Congress says they should pay.

General Electric on Influence Explorer

Comparing national corporate tax rates

Last week came news that GE has avoided having to pay any — ANY — corporate income tax in the United States. As reported in the New York Times, that feat, despite earning $14.2 billion in worldwide profits ($5.1 billion in the U.S.), is due to “innovative accounting” and “fierce lobbying,” as well as a large stable of former government officials from the IRS and tax-writing Congressional committees. The article goes on to state that the U.S. has one of the highest corporate income tax rates in the world. But that statement is somewhat misleading, as you’ll see below: like General Electric, the effective tax rate of U.S. companies—what they actually pay—is a lot lower than the statutory tax rate—the percentage of corporate income Congress says they should pay.

General Electric on Influence Explorer

Posted 3 years ago
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