Tesla: Master of Lightning

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This is the story of a genius - the enigmatic Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) - and his vast contribution to science. While Thomas Edison was thrilling engineers with the development of the DC (direct current) motor, Tesla had already devised the far superior AC (alternating current) model, which quickly became the industry standard. Tesla then set out to best himself by attempting large-scale wireless transfers of electricity. Tracing the inventor's life from its beginnings in Croatia, Tesla: Master of Lightning details his dramatic experimentation with high voltage in laboratories in New York and... continue reading »

Tesla: Man Out of Time

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Called a madman by some, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has ever known. He was, without a doubt, a trail blazer who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming, devices that often were virtually without theoretical precedent. It was Tesla who introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science and helped pave the way for such space-age technology as satellites, microwaves, beam weapons, and nuclear fusion. Yet, Tesla still remains one of the least recognized scientific pioneers in... continue reading »