He refused the depths of reasoning, underlining an importance of gaining clarity, what I found applicable in my personal research. Nikola Tesla dared to be his own, very original personality in all spheres of his life.
Why Tesla Is a Scientific
Before the turn of the 20th century, electricity remained a mere
scientific curiosity -- one that many doubted would ever do an honest
day's work. Nikola Tesla, arguably more than anyone else, changed
that, but his pioneering research in electricity represents only a portion
of the scientific and technical innovations that elevated him to science
During his lifetime, Tesla invented fluorescent lighting, the Tesla induction
motor, the Tesla coil, and developed the alternating current (AC) electrical
supply system that included a motor and transformer, and 3-phase electricity.
Tesla is now credited with inventing modern radio as well; since the Supreme
Court overturned Guglielmo Marconi's patent in 1943 in favor of Nikola
Tesla's earlier patents. When an engineer (Otis Pond) once said to Tesla,
"Looks as if Marconi got the jump on you" regarding Marconi's radio system,
Tesla replied, "Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using
seventeen of my patents."
The Tesla coil, invented in 1891, is still used in radio and television sets and
other electronic equipment.
Century Illustrated Magazine, June 1900
THE ONWARD MOVEMENT OF MAN—THE ENERGY OF THE
MOVEMENT—THE THREE WAYS OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY
Modern science says: The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the
moon is the future. From an incandescent mass we have originated, and
into a frozen mass we shall turn.
Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to
our doom. Lord Kelvin, in his profound meditations, allows us only a short
span of life, something like six million years, after which time the suns bright
light will have ceased to shine, and its life giving heat will have ebbed away,
and our own earth will be a lump of ice, hurrying on through the eternal
night. But do not let us despair. There will still be left upon it a glimmering
spark of life, and there will be a chance to kindle a new fire on some distant
star.... continue read here
by Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was the turn-of-the-century genius who fathered
alternating current technologies, radar, fluorescent tubes, and
bladeless turbines. Tesla also presented the first viable arguments for
robots, rockets, and particle beams.
If society had followed up on the inventions Nikola Tesla envisioned at
the turn of the century as he rode in a carriage near what is now this
hotel, said Trombly,
we wouldn't have a fossil-fuel economy today....
Today could be found a vast of conspiracy theories which use or
abuse Tesla’s genius.
To me personally, he is one of most respected Teachers and
inspirators, a countryman with similar destiny of being born under the
wings of the stepmother, and thrown out of the nest with no bigger
guilt than being a step son.
Tesla, when was 23 years old Tesla, close to death
Tesla never married, claiming that his chastity was very helpful to his
scientific abilities. He had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any
kind and lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene…
Orthodox Christmas morning (January 7th) 1943 has not found Nikola Tesla
alive. He passed away in New Yorker Hotel, New York City, USA.
Nikola Tesla's family, Nikola is
on left side, sitting alone
Year 2013 is 70 years of Nikola Tesla’s passing away. In honor of this
great man, today I also created the forum topic on AdlandPro. Please, visit
and contribute. Feel free to post anything that you find relevant to the topic.
Commutator for Dynamo-Electric
Patent No. 334823
Registered: January 26, 1886
Application filed: May 6, 1885.
Patent No. 335786
Registered: February 9, 1886
Application filed: March 30, 1885.
Patent No. 335786
Registered: February 9, 1886
Application filed: July 13,
Regulator for Dynamo-Electric
Patent No. 336961
Registered: March 2, 1886
Application filed: May 18, 1885.
● When the great truth accidentally revealed and experimentally confirmed
is fully recognized, that this planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to
electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball and that by this
fact many possibilities, each baffling imagination and of incalculable
consequence, are rendered absolutely sure of accomplishment; when the
first plant is inaugurated and it is shown that a telegraphic message,
almost as secret and non-interferable as a thought, can be transmitted to
any terrestrial distance, the sound of the human voice, with all its
intonations and inflections, faithfully and instantly reproduced at any
other point of the globe, the energy of a waterfall made available for
supplying light, heat or motive power, anywhere — on sea, or land, or
high in the air — humanity will be like an ant heap stirred up with a stick:
See the excitement coming! ("The Transmission of Electric Energy
Without Wires" in Electrical World and Engineer (5 March 1904) )
Tesla’s proposed arrangement of ballon
station for transmitting electricity without
wires Tesla Holding in his hands balls of
… It wasn't until age twenty-four, when Tesla was living in Budapest and
working for the Central Telephone Exchange, that the answer came to him:
“One afternoon, which is ever present in my recollection, I was enjoying a walk
with my friend in the city park and reciting poetry. At that age I knew entire
books by heart, word for word. One of these was Goethe'sFaust. The sun was
just setting and reminded me of a glorious passage:
The glow retreats, done is the day of toil;
It yonder hastes, new fields of life exploring;
Ah, that no wing can lift me from the soil
Upon its track to follow, follow soaring!
As I uttered these inspiring words the idea came like a flash of lightning and in
an instant the truth was revealed. I drew with a stick on the sand the diagram
shown six years later in my address before the American Institute of Electrical
This was the invention of the induction motor, a technological advance that
would soon change the world….
Roughly 4,290 miles from New York City, USA, and 75 miles from my birth
place :), a boy named Nikola Tesla was born.
Nikola Tesla was born a subject of
the Austro-Hungarian Empire in
1856 in a mountainous area of the
Balkan Peninsula known as Lika.
His father Milutin, and his mother
Djuka, were both Serbian by origin.
Tesla's father was a stern but loving
Orthodox priest, who was also a
gifted writer and poet. At a young
age, Tesla immersed himself in his
father's library. Tesla's mother was a hard working woman of many talents
who created appliances to help with home and farm responsibilities. One of
these was a mechanical eggbeater. Tesla attributed all of his inventive
instincts to his mother.