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Can You Guess The Machine Based On Its Sound?

Every machine has its own voice — and nobody knows them better than the GE engineers who teamed up with musician Matthew Dear to create "Drop Science," an original track of music sampled from the world's most powerful machines.

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1. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's a jet engine.

    This is the rear throttle of a GEnx engine recorded at the GE Aviation Test Operations facility outside Peebles, Ohio.

    It's a jet engine.
    General Electric

2. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's an electric crane.

    This is a crane beep from the CSX intermodal facility in North Baltimore, Ohio.

    It's an electric crane.
    General Electric

3. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's a freight container.

    This is the sound of a CSX container tapping while on a train at an intermodal facility in North Baltimore, Ohio.

    It's a freight container.
    General Electric

4. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's a fiber laser.

    This is the sound of a laser used to measure optical fiber at GE’s Global Research Headquarters in Niskayuna, New York.

    It's a fiber laser.
    General Electric

5. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's a welding torch.

    This is a recording of welding performed at the GE Gas Turbine manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

    It's a welding torch.
    General Electric

6. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's an MRI machine.

    This is the sound of an MRI scanner created by GE Healthcare, headquartered in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

    It's an MRI machine.
    General Electric

7. Which machine sounds like this:

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    It's a solenoid valve.

    This is an electromechanical valve recorded at GE’s Oil & Gas facility in Hammerfest, Norway.

    It's a solenoid valve.
    General Electric

Every machine has its own voice. Luckily, GE speaks the language of industry. Learn more about how GE is bringing minds and machines together HERE.

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