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NIKOLA TESLA: MAN OUT OF TIME

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A quick glance to the man and scientist who completely changed our lives.

A quick glance to the man and scientist who completely changed our lives.

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  • 1. NIKOLA TESLA: Man out of time
  • 2. Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in the Austrian-Hungarianempire and was a Serbian and naturalized Americaninventor. Son of a priest, he was the forth of fivechildren. In 1870 Tesla attented a Gymnasium and later,in 1875, he entered the Graz University where hestudied electric engineering. During his first year atUniversity he managed to get the best grades possibleand to pass twice as many exams than required. Duringhis second year he lost all his money gambling and thensucceded in earning them all back, always by gambling.He then dropped out of the university and then in 1884moved to United States, where he begun working forThomas Edison. Despite being one of the mostimportant scientists of the century, he died broke andalone in a New York City hotel room in 1943.
  • 3. TESLA’ Tesla in his Colorado Springs lab.
  • 4. Achievements
  • 5. Despite being relatively unknown today, we have tothank Tesla for the Second Industrial Revolution and forthe digital age we are living in. He is infact the inventorof alternating current which still powers our homes andcities today. He also invented radio and did not mind nottaking credit for it. He also came up with the idea of theradar in 1916, but when he presented the project to theUs Navy they said that there would never be anyapplication of it in war. He was one of the first pioneersof x-rays. Also, most notably, he invented wirelesscommunication and remote control. Among all the thingsthat he discovered, he also built the first hydroelectricplant at Niagara Falls, a prototype of a transistor and setthe basis for massive communications, computerscience, widespread electricity and renewable sourcesof energy.
  • 6. His character
  • 7. Tesla was a genius. He spoke eight languages:Serbian, English, Czech, German, French, Hungarian,Italian and Latin. He could memorize entire books andrecite them all at will. He could visualize devices entirelyin his head and then build them without ever writinganything down. And even more impressive, although hewas considered to be a handsome man (he was almost200 cm tall in 1890) and very popular with the ladies,Tesla lived to be 86 and was celibate his entire life. As amatter of fact, he turned down love affairs and relationswith women because, not only was he too busy creatingartificial lightning in his apartment, but he also thoughtthat dating them would interfere with his work.
  • 8. Why should he be remembered?
  • 9. Tesla and his inventions shaped todays society as it isand had a major effect on our daily lives. It is thanks tohis genius that we are now living in this digital age,which, incredibly enough, he foresaw back in 1909,when internet and mobile phones were but imagination.He is truly a man ahead of its time: he was consideredinsane for what he said, much like Galileo. His writingsand drawings were either non-existent orincomprehensible to others, much like Leonardos. Hemanaged to replicate in his laboratory naturalphenomena which still boggles todays scientists minds.…and just imagine a life without remotes.
  • 10. Tesla and his inventions shaped todays society as it isand had a major effect on our daily lives. It is thanks tohis genius that we are now living in this digital age,which, incredibly enough, he foresaw back in 1909,when internet and mobile phones were but imagination.He is truly a man ahead of its time: he was consideredinsane for what he said, much like Galileo. His writingsand drawings were either non-existent orincomprehensible to others, much like Leonardos. Hemanaged to replicate in his laboratory naturalphenomena which still boggles todays scientists minds.…and just imagine a life without remotes.