Nikola Tesla Receives Edison Medal

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May 26th, 1917
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879-882
Notable Program at Annual Meeting of American Institute of Electrical Engineer — Interesting Insight into Mr. Tesla’s Life and Work as Disclosed in His Address of Acceptance Nikola Tesla, inventor and scientist, was presented the seventh annual Edison Medal at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers held at New York City on May 18. Announcement of this award was made in our issue of May 5. This notable event, with the memorable addresses made by A. E. E. Kennelly, Charles A. Terry, B. A. Behrend, and particularly by Mr. Tesla himself, formed the principal item of... continue reading »

Nikola Tesla

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July 6th, 1912
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In the realm of electricity and physics few men have striven for such mighty achievements and attained such prominence through the working out of ideas greatly in advance of current thought as has Nikola Tesla, the subject of this sketch. Nikola Tesla was born at Smiljan, Lika, the border country of Austria-Hungary, in 1857, the son of a Greek clergyman and orator, and Georgina Mandic, who was an inventor, as was her father. Tesla was educated for a year in the elementary schools, for four years at the lower Realschule, Gospic, Lika, and for three years at the higher Realschule, Carlstadt,... continue reading »

The Disturbing Influence of Solar Radiation on the Wireless Transmission of Energy

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July 6th, 1912
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When Heinrich Hertz announced the results of his famous experiments in confirmation of the Maxwellian electromagnetic theory of light, the scientific mind at once leaped to the conclusion that the newly discovered dark rays might be used as a means for transmitting intelligible messages through space. It was an obvious inference, for heliography, or signaling by beams of light, was a well recognized wireless art. There was no departure in principle, but the actual demonstration of a cherished scientific idea surrounded the novel suggestion with a nimbus of originality and atmosphere of potent... continue reading »