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My Inventions III – My Later Endeavors

Average: 3.9 (28 votes)
April, 1919
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864-865, 905, 907-909
The Discovery of the Rotating Magnetic Field At the age of ten I entered the Real Gymnasium which was a new and fairly well equipt institution. In the department of physics were various models of classical scientific apparatus, electrical and mechanical. The demonstrations and experiments performed from time to time by the instructors fascinated me and were undoubtedly a powerful incentive to invention. I was also passionately fond of mathematical studies and often won the professor’s praise for rapid calculation. This was due to my acquired facility of visualizing the figures and performing... continue reading »

Tesla's Egg of Columbus

Average: 3.9 (24 votes)
March, 1919
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774-775 & 808
How Tesla Performed the Feat of Columbus Without Cracking the Egg Probably one of the most far-reaching and revolutionary discoveries made by Mr. Tesla is the so-called rotating magnetic field . This is a new and wonderful manifestation of force — a magnetic cyclone — producing striking phenomena which amazed the world when they were first shown by him. It results from the joint action of two or more alternating currents definitely related to one another and creating magnetic fluxes, which, by their periodic rise and fall according to a mathematical law, cause a continuous shifting of the... continue reading »

My Inventions II – My First Efforts In Invention

Average: 3.7 (16 votes)
March, 1919
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776-777, 839-841 & 843
I shall dwell briefly on these extraordinary experiences, on account of their possible interest to students of psychology and physiology and also because this period of agony was of the greatest consequence on my mental development and subsequent labors. But it is indispensable to first relate the circumstances and conditions which preceded them and in which might be found their partial explanation. From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering but, to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the... continue reading »

My Inventions I – My Early Life

Average: 3.5 (16 votes)
February, 1919
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696-697 & 743-747
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs. This is the difficult task of the inventor who is often misunderstood and unrewarded. But he finds ample compensation in the pleasing exercises of his powers and in the knowledge of being one of that exceptionally privileged class without whom the race would have long ago perished in the bitter struggle against pitiless elements. Nikola... continue reading »

Nikola Tesla and the Discovery of X-rays

Average: 4 (14 votes)
July, 2008
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Maja Hrabak, MD • Ranka Stern Padovan, MD, PhD • Marko Kralik, MD • David Ozretic, MD • Kristina Potocki, MD, PhD Figure 1. Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) at the age of 36 years. (Courtesy of the Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia; document no. MNT, VI/V, 10.) Introduction Every radiologist is aware of Nikola Tesla’s research in the field of electromagnetism.The International System (SI) unit of magnetic flux density, the Teslacon magnetic resonance imager (Technicare, Solon, Ohio), and Teslascan manganese contrast agent (GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis) were all named after him. Without his other... continue reading »
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Nikola Tesla and His Inventions — An Announcement

Average: 3.7 (14 votes)
January, 1919
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614-615 & 657
Nikola Tesla, from a Painting by the Famous Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy. This Picture Has Never Been Published Before. Several years ago, in the course of a discussion, a well-known journalist asked me whom I considered at present the world’s greatest inventor. I said: “If you mean the man who really invented , in other words, originated and discovered — not merely improved what had already been invented by others, then without a shade of doubt, Nikola Tesla is the world’s greatest inventor, not only at present, but in all history.” My friend was much surprised and voiced his astonishment. “... continue reading »

Tesla, Sure Life Exists on Other Planets, Works On at 76 to Establish His Belief

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)
July 9th, 1932
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2
Energy Transmission Is the First Requisite, Says Veteran Scientist. Nicola [sic] Tesla discussed communication between the earth and other planets today as if he regarded this as a feat no neater than telephoning to the cordial shop around the corner. Tomorrow he will be 76. It will be forty-six years since he came, a shy, unheralded youth, from the Province of Lika, in Eastern Austria. But the fire of his tremendous endeavor seemed to burn as fiercely this morning as it has any time down the years in which he has established his prominent place among scientists. Interplanetary communication... continue reading »

Nikola Tesla — The World's Sorcerer

Average: 4.5 (11 votes)
July, 2009
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44-48 & 50-53
Almost completely forgotten by American historians, the complex genius Nikola Tesla made monumental contributions in the past century that clearly reach into modem times. The Croatian-born scientist conceived unheard of ideas in his time that continue to benefit us today. Every time we turn on a radio, use the circuitry of a cell phone or benefit from electricity, we use the master inventor’s scholarly ideas that society once called preposterous. Tesla trained in Europe in the fields of physics, mathematics and mechanics, but we can also correctly call him a dreamer. Perhaps his greatest... continue reading »
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Lightning — Nature's High Voltage Spectacle

Average: 3.8 (13 votes)
July, 1993
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80-103
Lightning slices through rainy skies over Tucson, Arizona, in a five-minute time-exposure view from Tumamoc Hill. A regular feature of Arizona summers, such storms erupt when moist air flowing in from the Gulf of California collides with nearby mountains and is forced upward, where it condenses into towering thunderclouds. It is a river of electricity rushing through a canyon of air. Careering as fast as 100,000 miles a second, lightning sears wild and unstoppable through twisted channels as long as ten miles. Drag your shoes along a carpet. You become a thundercloud. Your scuffing pulls... continue reading »
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Electric Mind

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)
October, 1998
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160-163, 203 & 215
Nikola Tesla , who turned on the world with his AC technology, talks about robots, cell phones, and the sacred fire of invention. WIRED: Your alternating-current technology revolutionized electric power almost overnight, but the world is only now catching up with your other ideas. What’s the role of invention in today’s tech-driven society? TESLA: It is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs. What advice would you give to someone following in your footsteps... continue reading »

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