Exactly 163 years ago, Nikola Tesla was born on this day. There is hardly anyone on this planet who has heard nothing from him. The name of Nikola Tesla called the company, his inventions were considered great and tried today to reveal his secrets. Many see him as a terrible visionary who created a secret weapon and defeated the unknown powers of nature. Who was Tesla? What was his secret? You will love the answer.
Inventions: What is Nikola Tesla known for?
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in the small village of Smilyan in Serbia, which at that time belonged to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. His father, Milutin Tesla, was an Orthodox priest. Mother Georgina Tesla was also from a family priest.
In life, Tesla is not very happy. After studying electrical engineering in his early teens, he became addicted to gambling and made big debts. The money had to be given to the mother – since then Tesla has not played anymore. He was constantly dissatisfied with the educational institutions in which he began to work as a teacher. He wanted to put his knowledge into practice and tried to innovate in all the companies he fell into. Unfortunately, his work was never judged for merit. After working at Edison Continental in Paris for several years, Tesla received no award for his work. But the desire to work with electricity left no options open for Nikole except for the work of Thomas Edison – the very first inventor of a light bulb.
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In 1885, Edison Tesla suggested upgrading the DC machines and promised to pay $ 50,000. In response, the ingenious inventor developed 24 variants of technical improvements. Edison declined the price and said he was joking. Tesla gave up as expected.
Tesla's important inventions: a list
first electromechanical generators of high-frequency currents and high-frequency transformers; modern rules of electrical safety (Tesla experimented with electricity on himself); His experiments with high-frequency currents formed the basis for the development of electrotherapy and medical research. described the phenomenon of a rotating magnetic field; obtained patents for multi-phase electric machines, which formed the basis for hydropower plants around the world; created the first wave radio transmitter; carefully studied the principles of radio communication; Tesla coils – Flash generators; developed the basics of "wireless charging"; developed the principles of submarine radio recognition; tried to create a superweapon that could destroy a whole army.
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Mysterious experiments Nikola Tesla
The experiment, for which Tesla was called "Lord of the World", was conducted in 1899 in Colorado Springs. The scientist managed to create huge electrical discharges – literally lightning. Thunder was audible 24 kilometers from the lab. After that, Nicola said he had contacted alien civilizations. You can imagine the fear and reaction of the public.
That was not enough.
In late 1899, the scientist moved to New York and built a laboratory on the island of Long Island. He wanted to release a tremendous amount of energy for which he reasonably tried to "shake" the ionosphere. On the day of the launch of the pilot plant, journalists wrote that the sky is thousands of kilometers above the laboratory.
What was the secret of Tesla?
Tesla Big Coil
Tesla's true secret lay in himself, in his bizarre character and habits. In fact, it may seem very strange how strange an electrician can be who calls for thunder and tries to communicate with extraterrestrials.
For example, Tesla was filled with incomprehensible joy when he looked at beads or pearl earrings. As if mother-of-pearl colors had something extraterrestrial in them. But the smell of camphor caused him almost palpable pain.
At the same time Nicola could mentally imagine the internal structure of each device by looking at it. It was as if he had checked all the teeth and grooves. Had "x-ray" vision, like a superhero. They also say that Tesla had childhood cholera, but magically recovered after a few days.
Even at school, he showed "superpowers": solved immediately problems in physics and mathematics and won all competitions. He also won at all sporting events. And in childhood, Tesla often imagined creatures – trolls, ghosts, giants, for which the future inventor had hysteria and seizures.
After the memories of contemporaries Tesla could not work in a team absolutely. But professionally played billiards.
Tesla slept four hours a day. Of these, two hours went on reflection or drowsiness. He ate only on his own, for if a genius did not count the volume of plates, cups, and pieces of food, the food was no pleasure to him.
In 1921, Nikola Tesla offered technical assistance to the Soviet government. I wonder what knowledge he could pass on. What curious inventions would suggest? The combination of Tesla's amazing abilities and inventions makes one think of amazing towers that shoot lightning and instant communication from a distance.
The figure of the ingenious inventor is surrounded by many assumptions and non-existent qualities that are attributed to him. In combination, an unsuccessful life with all the "supernatural abilities" and the genius of Tesla has told us the bitter story of a person who found fame long after death.
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