Nikola Tesla

David Oscarson Zeroes In On Nikola Tesla

Talk about a Renaissance Man…Nikola Tesla was nothing if not multi-dimensional. He was a writer, inventor, scientist and engineer, earning more than 700 patents for his inventions. And David Oscarson is paying homage to this notable individual in the latest of his pen collections. Nikola Tesla Limited Edition pen...
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Dr. Marc Seifer on Nikola Tesla, Pioneer of the Modern Electrical Age

This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Gerard Robinson and Cara Candal talk with Dr. Marc Seifer, author of the acclaimed biography Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla. He reviews what teachers and students should know about the life of Nikola Tesla, the world-renowned engineer, physicist, and inventor who is more widely known nowadays for the electric car and clean energy companies named for him. Dr. Seifer describes the remarkable variety of world-changing gadgets Tesla invented, along with his hundreds of patents, including the alternating-current electricity system (AC), the induction motor, radio-controlled technology and what students today can learn about STEM, inventions, and innovation from studying his work. They explore Tesla’s bitter rivalry with Thomas Edison, their “war of the currents,” and Tesla’s deep struggles with the business and commercial aspects of his work. They also delve into Tesla’s experience as a Serbian immigrant, interacting with a variety of powerful, Gilded Age elite figures, and the renaissance that his reputation has more recently enjoyed. The interview concludes with a reading from Dr. Seifer’s biography of Tesla.

When Nikola Tesla Claimed to Have Invented a “Death Ray,” Capable of Destroying Enemies 250 Miles Away & Making War Obsolete

Just last week I visited Niagara Falls and beheld the noble-looking statue of Nikola Tesla installed there. It struck me as a fitting tribute to the inventor of the Death Ray. But then, its presence probably had more to do with Tesla’s having advised the builders of the falls’ power plant to use two-phase alternating current, the form of electricity of which he’s now remembered as a pioneer. And in any case, Tesla never actually invented a death ray, or at least he never demonstrated one. He did, however, claim to have been working on a system he called “teleforce,” which shot what he described as a “death beam” — rays, he insisted, would never be feasible — both “thinner than a hair” and powerful enough to “destroy anything approaching within 200 miles,” making warfare effectively obsolete.

Elon Musk Is Inspired by Nikola Tesla, Not Related to Him

Inquiring minds want to know, is Elon Musk Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American electrical engineer and namesake of the electric car company that Musk leads?. No, the Tesla CEO hasn’t mentioned a blood relation to Nikola, who invented the alternating current induction motor before his death in 1943. Musk has said that Nikola is an inspiration.

Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention.

Behind every Great Inventor is a Mother of Invention. Matheatre’s production of Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention is touring the U.S. and opened at 18th and Union Aug 20 and 21st. True to Matheatre’s educational mission to enliven stem subjects through music and drama, the play was truly enlightening about the genesis of one of the greatest inventors of all time: Serbian American Nikola Tesla.

Everyone has a mother-even Nikola Tesla

Telsa was a brilliant inventor. She also has a son. 18th and Union will again be hosting Matheatre, a touring company “using live theatre to tell stories that inspire excitement about math and science.” This weekend’s show will be Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention. Electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla’s...

The Biggest Badass of History: Nikola Tesla

Known to the world as the pioneer of modern-day Physics, Nikola Tesla hasn’t been credited much for his inventions that changed the face of humanity. At least not during his lifetime. Tesla was one of a kind genius — a kind who thought far ahead of his time and people.

Chautauquan portrays Nikola Tesla at Dangberg Home Ranch

Chautauquan Doug Mishler will portray Nikola Tesla at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, Nikola Tesla was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and futurist. Tesla represented Westinghouse Electric at...

Sharks’ Intestines Spiral Like a Valve Invented by Nikola Tesla

New research published last week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that in 1920 when famed Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla developed a curlicue-shaped pipe that he called a “valvular conduit,” he was unknowingly mimicking the structure of shark intestines, reports Christa Leste-Lasserre for New Scientist. “The...

Nikola Tesla: Sparks fly over plans to honour inventor with coin

Nikola Tesla, pioneer of alternating current electricity, might have been shocked to know how his legacy would cause a row between European states. Serbia's central bank has threatened to take action with the EU if its neighbour Croatia puts the late great inventor on its coins. Croatia wants his face...

KRDO’s float in COS 150 “Parade Through Time” nod to Nikola Tesla

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Final preparations are underway for the City of Colorado Springs 150th celebration. Saturday, July 31, KRDO NewsChannel 13 will join others in the COS 150 "Parade Through Time." KRDO's float is based around a Tesla coil, a concept first designed by Nikola Tesla in the late 1800s. It's believed Tesla The post KRDO’s float in COS 150 “Parade Through Time” nod to Nikola Tesla appeared first on KRDO.

Matheater’s Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention to Premiere in Minneapolis July 23

Then you should definitely consider checking out Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention, the newest musical production from Matheatre—the Minneapolis-based theater company that aims to tell stories that emphasize STEM topics. The show, making its world premiere here in Minneapolis at Strike Theater this week, tells the story of famed electricity pioneer Nizckola Tesla and his relationship with (and the inspiration he drew from) his mother, Djuka.

Colorao Springs natives open Dynamo Coffee Roasting — named with a nod to Nikola Tesla

Will and Leah Hotop both worked at a coffee shop during their college years. They went on their first date and later got engaged in the same caffeinated spot. During some years of Will’s army service in Fairbanks, Alaska, they both worked with and learned from area coffee roasters. It makes sense, then, that when they moved back to their native Colorado Springs, the first thing they did was open a coffee shop.

Nikola Tesla: 5G Network Could Realize His Dream of Wireless Electricity

At the height of his career, the pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla became obsessed with an idea. He theorized that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly through the air at long distances—either via a series of strategically positioned towers, or hopping across a system of suspended balloons. Things didn’t go to...

Nikola Tesla invention from 100 years ago suddenly makes more sense today

Inventor Nikola Tesla has long been recognized for a body of work that ranges from brilliant (AC electricity) to baffling (an "earthquake machine"?). Scientists have studied one of his lesser-known inventions in new detail, and they think they may have found new uses for it in the modern world. Tesla's...