Friday, August 03, 2007

nikola tesla: my hero

Nikola Tesla, born in Smiljan then Austria-Hungary now Croatia, this amazing man invented alternating current in 1890 in the US. Nikola Tesla also designed the hydroelectric plant and Niagra Falls to harness the power of the falls for alternating current. He did inventive work with xrays, made the first remote controlled vehicle, laid out the early necessary principles of radio but his highest goal was to harness high frequency electrical fields to transmit power wirelessly and had some success at it--(although never built a viable system for doing so). He does have some history in Colorado, in 1899 he built a laboratory at Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs (south of Denver). The movie "The Prestige", is a fictionalized version of him where he is played by David Bowie. I love theoretical science and the early applications and testing of it--use your imagination....

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Blogger Joh said...

I'm fascinated by Tesla also. 'The Prestige' was interesting.

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