Happy 157th Birthday, Nikola Tesla!
important and most overlooked inventors of all time — as he lost the spotlight again and again in the 19th century to the flashier Thomas Edison. Indeed, his
rivalry with Edison morphed into one of the most epic battles of all time.
In honour of Tesla’s birthday, I’ve rounded up some the most important
things that you may not realize Tesla invented here:
Wednesday is inventor Nikola Tesla’s 157th birthday.
The Serbian engineer, who moved to the
U.S. at age 35, is considered one of the most important and most overlooked inventors of all time — as he lost the spotlight again and again in the 19th
century to the flashier Thomas Edison. Indeed, his rivalry with Edison morphed into one of the most epic battles of all time.
Like so many
brillant artists and inventors Tesla didn’t gain real acclaim until after his death at age 86: Many modern science and history enthusiasts have developed a
fondness for him. The man behind the online comic The Oatmeal even raised money to buy the long-forgotten land where Tesla’s laboratory once stood and build a Tesla museum there. He ended up raising more than $1.3 million for the museum.
honor of Tesla’s birthday, we’ve rounded up some the most important things that you may not realize Tesla invented.
1. The Remote Control
Tesla first demonstrated the remote control in 1898, when he showed off a radio-
controlled boat in Madison Square Garden. Tesla reportedly hoped that remote-controlled weapons would someday be used by the government.
Tesla’s remote-controlled boat is considered to be one of the first
robots. Tesla has been called “the father of robotics,” so you can thank and/or blame him for pretty much everything from R2D2 to Google’s self-driving
3. Electric Motors
invention. Tesla was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for that
invention in 1975.
4. The Radio
Tesla’s invention of the radio was hotly debated in in early 20th century. Italian scientist Guglielmo
Marconi claimed to have invented
the radio, but he actually used technology that Tesla patented to make his first radio transmission in 1901. After much debate, the U.S. Supreme court
eventually ruled in Tesla’s favor, recognizing him as the
radio’s inventor in 1943. Unfortunately, this occurred months after
5. Neon Lighting
Tesla actually created some of the
first neon and fluorescent lighting. The neon lightsthat he exhibited in
1893 look remarkably similar to the ones we see today.
I read several biographies of Tesla over the years. He was a very humble man though outspoken
on his creations and was unable to generate enough funding to proceed with some of his more elaborate endeavors. He claimed to be on to a source of energy near
the end of his life that was based on electricity and could be transmitted wirelessly but no documents outlining his proposals were ever found. His labs were
broken into shortly after his death and it’s not a reach to consider maybe a lot of his discoveries were stolen as has been in every generation like cancer
cures stolen by corporations that make billions from research and don’t want to lose it or diabetes that the blood-test meter, needle manufacturer and insulin
providers don’t want anyone to know about. Threaten the researchers who find the cure and research albeit at a much slower pace, continues.
Tesla , who was sidelined for his various inventions , even in today’s world, many genius persons are deprived of the deserved credits for their original
works/inventions/experiments , even in major scientific establishments/ Universities/private organisations ! Whoever at the seat of higher hierarchy grab the
credits due for their juniors/Scholars /research scientists !
The man who told us that the Earth is as plentiful with electricity as water. It’s in the
ground, it’s in the atmosphere, it’s everywhere! I though searching for ways to produce electricity was a dumb as searching for a drink of water while
swimming in the middle of Lake Huron. And he built the simple machines to harvest a never ending supply of electricity from the natural processes of the
This is why he was dangerous. He was totally able and willing to make as much electricity as anyone ever needed available for the one-time cost
of building the attractors and the grid.
Man, the things this would have done to laws of supply and demand.
he’s not overlooked, but SUPPRESSED! The
powers that be, the controllers, want us spending large amounts of money on energy, when truthfully we could have almost free energy. Tesla’s ideas proved
that energy is free. Old man Westinghouse, in collusion with Edison, put money on Edison’s ideas………………because they could be metered and charged
for. Ain’t life wonderful?