• Nikola Tesla - The Forgotten Wizard
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[release] [b]Nikola Tesla[/b] [img]http://www.electronicsandyou.com/electronics-history/Nikola%20Tesla.jpg[/img] The man who invented the modern world [/release] You’d think you’d know his name. Every time you turn on a light, or turn on your radio, his contributions are as far reaching as those as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, or even his nemesis, Tom Edison. [b]Known for:[/b] (According to [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla[/url]) Tesla coil Tesla turbine Teleforce Tesla's oscillator Tesla electric car Tesla principle Tesla's Egg of Columbus Alternating current Induction motor Rotating magnetic field Wireless technology Particle beam weapon Death ray Terrestrial stationary waves Bifilar coil Telegeodynamics Electrogravitics Yet today who has ever heard of Nikola Tesla. [quote]In 1900, with US$150,000 (51 % from J. Pierpont Morgan), Tesla began planning the Wardenclyffe Tower facility. In June 1902, Tesla's lab operations were moved to Wardenclyffe from Houston Street. The tower was dismantled for scrap during World War I. Newspapers of the time labeled Wardenclyffe "Tesla's million-dollar folly". In 1904, the US Patent Office reversed its decision and awarded Guglielmo Marconi the patent for radio, and Tesla began his fight to re-acquire the radio patent (Source: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Later_years[/url])[/quote] [release]"Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents." - Nikola Tesla[/release] Aside from his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics. [quote] Morgan did not always invest well. In 1900, Morgan financed inventor Nikola Tesla and his Wardenclyffe Tower with $150,000 for experiments in radio. However, in 1903, when the tower structure was near completion, it was still not yet functional due to last-minute design changes that introduced an unintentional defect. When Morgan wanted to know "Where can I put the meter?" Tesla had no answer. Tesla's vision of free power did not agree with Morgan's worldview; nor would it pay for the maintenance of the transmission system. Construction costs eventually exceeded the money provided by Morgan, and additional financiers were reluctant to come forth. By July 1904, Morgan (and the other investors) finally decided they would not provide any additional financing. Morgan also advised other investors to avoid the project. (Source: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan#Unsuccessful_ventures[/url]) [/quote] Another of Edison's assistants was Nikola Tesla, to whom Edison promised $50,000 if he succeeded in making improvements to his DC generation plants. Several months later, when Tesla had finished the work and asked to be paid, Edison said, "When you become a full-fledged American you will appreciate an American joke." Tesla immediately resigned. With Tesla's salary of $18 per week, the payment would have amounted to over 53 years' pay and the amount was equal to the initial capital of the company. Tesla resigned when he was refused a raise to $25 per week. (From [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison#Work_relations[/url]) [release]"All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life." - Nikola Tesla[/release] Later Tesla was denounced as a crackpot and was removed from the historical record, because he wanted to serve the mankind and didn't want profit. [release]"Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." - Nikola Tesla[/release] [b]Wikipedia:[/b] [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla[/url] [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan#Unsuccessful_ventures[/url] [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison#Work_relations[/url] [b]YouTube video:[/b] (Many of it's copies were removed from YouTube) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT2ZAyuEyDE[/media] He died alone in a hotel room on 7 January 1943. With his last breathe, Tesla gently smiled. Without Tesla, no computers, mobile phones or public available electricity would exist.
Genius through and through.
Good thread. If Tesla had lived longer, he would have done even greater things. Oh, and fuck Edison.
[img]http://www.radiuschurch.org/storage/edison.jpg[/img] [I]I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.[/I]
overall general badass
Edison promised Tesla over 100 grand in US dollars if he redid his power system. Awhile later Tesla came back with tons of designs and blue prints and gave them to Edison and said asked for his 100 grand. Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor." What a bitch!
[QUOTE=kevinseven;20959336]Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor."[/QUOTE]Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?
This guy rock' Too bad he had'nt the money.
Write about his OCD. Like that he made a bed with suspension, as the springs were too loud.(!)
[QUOTE=easyWeld;20959174] [b]Some of his inventions:[/b] Particle beam weapon Death ray [/QUOTE] Where the hell is this stuff?
You know how much that money would be worth if you adjust it for inflation? About 1.1 million dollars today. Edison was a dick.
One of the most badass scientist in history.
Nikola[B]i[/B] Tesla.
He really made a Death Ray? Wow, epic.
[QUOTE=PariahKing;20959369]Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?[/QUOTE] Yes. God Bless the United States :patriot: Also, Tesla is like my favorite inventor ever. I somewhat recall from my Physics class that he threatened people with a fake death ray if they wouldn't fund him? or was it to show the power of electricity? Edited: Give me box's if you think I have a giant wang :smug:
I've known of him since playing RA1 and researching if tesla coils were real.
[QUOTE=NachoPiggy;20959432]One of the most badass scientist in history.[/QUOTE] I concur.
I will forever treasure the Tesla Cannon at my home in Megaton. In my locker. You will never be forgotten, Nikola Tesla. :buddy:
[QUOTE=PariahKing;20959369]Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?[/QUOTE] Fuck you lmao
[QUOTE=jota de;20959408]Where the hell is this stuff?[/QUOTE] He drew up blueprints that do actually work, however we still don't have the technology to make them.
[QUOTE=TH89;20959493]Fuck you lmao[/QUOTE] lol! Tesla is a fucking genius, we need more men like him.
I wonder what the world would be like if funding wasn't a problem for Tesla? What's up with the scientific community back then being a bunch of dicks? Poor Tesla. Have a heart, OP.
Ahh Tesla, darling of conspiracy theorists everywhere.
I know Tesla only due to Fallout 3. I'm ashamed.
[QUOTE=TH89;20959493]Fuck you lmao[/QUOTE]You made me cry I am now sad
[QUOTE=kevinseven;20959336]Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor."[/QUOTE] Americans don't understand humour, just humor.
[QUOTE=DrLuke;20959433]Nikola[B]i[/B] Tesla.[/QUOTE] No, Nikola Tesla. He wasn't russian
[QUOTE=TH89;20959645]Ahh Tesla, darling of conspiracy theorists everywhere.[/QUOTE] If it isn't a conspiracy, they've all tried very hard to make it look like one.
I've heard more about Tesla than Edison, due to the dozens of threads made about him on FP, and due to Edison not having a goddamn SI unit named after him
[QUOTE=easyWeld;20959174]Tesla's oscillator Particle beam weapon Death ray Electrogravitics[/QUOTE] Urban myths and/or disproven. [editline]08:50PM[/editline] The Oscillator was tested on Mythbusters. It worked to an extent, but nothing like what Tesla described. [editline]08:51PM[/editline] hurr mythbusters != science If you don't believe them, build one yourself and test it.
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