Blue Sky Research Comes Down To Earth

For your average General Electric Co. researcher accustomed to the quiet, contemplative life in Schenectady, N.Y., being a member of a "one-coffeepot" product-development team is no tea party. The teams unite GE researchers, manufacturers, and marketers in a single location, where they can sweep away obstacles to a new lightbulb or locomotive as they swill hot java.

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