By: April Carson
On July 10, 1856, a stranger came into the world. A man said to have known how to teleport objects, extract energy from nothing, and "apparently" communicate with extraterrestrials. At the very least, popular stories credited him with these amazing talents and several more.
The only certain thing is that Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, and that he is now recognized as the most perplexing scientist of our time.
According to a letter from his "dying years," Nikola Tesla believed that a cat determined his future
Tesla's discoveries are not commonly taught in school texts. Tesla's involvement in science, on the other hand, is quite different. He was a scientist and inventor rather than an engineer and inventor. However, he had a fantastic feeling for research to which he dedicated his life: electricity and electromagnetism.
While studying at the Graz Technical College, Nikola Tesla became interested in this branch of physics. True, in one of his later letters he gave a somewhat different version. Perhaps as a youngster, he ran his hand over the back of a cat that lived in their home and witnessed sparkling sparks on his fur.
This is how electricity shines in the sky as lightning, according to his father. Tesla's father informed him that this is how electricity comes out of the ground and into the sky in the form of lightning. The boy's attention to electrical engineering was inspired by this memory.
Tesla, on the other hand, loved to mythologize his life: it was one of his hobbies. It is doubtful that he would have remained a mysterious and underestimated genius if it were not for this character.
What was he like as an inventor, and how did he fit into the "War of Currents"?
As an inventor, Tesla was prolific - he has hundreds of inventions and patents. Some of his discoveries paved the way for many subsequent breakthroughs in the industrial revolution. Biographers have dubbed Tesla the originator of the 20th century.
His most significant impact on the advancement of technology was in the area of alternating current devices. In 1885, Tesla was hired as an engineer at Thomas Edison's company and quickly requested him to modify DC generators he utilized. Edison, who was uninterested in Tesla's theories, agreed and even supposedly guaranteed $ 50,000.
However, when the job was completed and Tesla showed his employer with 24 different kinds of a new electric machine, he forgot about the money and responded to queries on payment with a smile that the immigrant, according to them, does not appreciate American humor. The Serb had a beef and quit.
Again, whether this quarrel with Edison is true or not isn't known (fragments of Tesla's biography seem to be a hoax to which he personally lent his hand), but one year later the inventor rented a home for the business he had established not far from the building where American entrepreneur Edison resided. In 1635, two rivals faced off in a battle for global dominance that became known as the "war of currents."
Nikola Tesla, on the other hand, strongly supported alternating current systems.
However, he sold his patents to industrialist George Westinghouse soon afterwards and the "war of currents" was now fought by two powerful corporations. All the methods were considered valid in this creed, and Edison was not opposed to black PR: the invention of the first electric chair was made possible through his submission, which utilized not a "safe" direct current but an "unsafe" alternating current.
Alternating current won the competition, however. Tesla's concept was more successful since it allowed electricity to be sent over long distances without losing strength.
Is Nikola Tesla linked to the Tunguska explosion?
Tesla was also curious about whether it's possible to send electricity without using wires. In 1901, he put money into a tower off Long Island Sound. On June 15, 1903, the first experiments were conducted. He tried to find a way to wirelessly transmit electricity using a resonator tower he offered to the public as a radio transmitter. The scheme failed, but it added mystique to Tesla's aura of mystery and study.
On June 30, 1908, the Podkamennaya Tunguska River near the Siberian taiga was rocked by an explosion of titanic proportions. Since then, there have been many different accounts about what it was. There is one connected with a Serbian engineer among them. It was only in the last century that it re-emerged, yet this simply demonstrates that the halo of mystique has not vanished anywhere.
The original claims that on the day of the Tunguska meteorite's fall, Nikola Tesla conducted another electricity "transmission through air" experiment. He was the one who sent a vast bundle of energy from Long Island, where his tower was located, into Siberia.
This is consistent with a contemporary account of the event published in Electrical World, which claimed that Tesla inquired about maps of "the least inhabited areas of Siberia" at the Library of Congress two months before the blast.
In addition, he declared that for the journey of Robert Peary, he would be able to guide him along the road to the North Pole (though this is not necessary in summer since there is already a polar day over the Arctic).
Conspiracies and other fantastic inventions
Tesla is widely credited with numerous revolutionary technologies. The mythical "death rays" are the most well-known. Rumors circulated in several nations during the 1930s that scientists had created a superweapon capable of incinerating enemy fighters and equipment from afar without ever firing a shot. The notion that the name was derived from a combination of NASA and Tesla Motors is, according to some sources, simply folklore. This rumor has only added fuel to the fire. In one interview, the inventor said, "Whether you send 10 thousand planes or a million troops," aircraft will be shot down and the army destroyed.
There are no details about the death ray tests. Biographers do not rule out that Tesla created the myth about superweapons to demonstrate the futility of warfare: why send millions of individuals to destruction when you can build a machine that does it for you? Nikola Tesla was a celebrity of New York in the 1930s. He hosted public demonstrations of his experiments, and journalists and publications wrote about him. The public also listened to the scientist's take on things.
Nikola Tesla understood how to enthrall his audience. He once informed reporters that the ultimate aim of his theory of electromagnetic propagation was...to attract the attention of the Martians. It was at the end of the nineteenth century, when everyone was talking about Percival Lowell's indications of mysterious channels on Mars.
Martian partisans sought to determine whether or not Mars was inhabited, and H.G. Wells released his famous novel "The War of the Worlds." Some scientists proposed sending a message from New York to Mars, and Tesla agreed to join in the fun. He remarked, "I believe we can get the attention of intelligent beings on Mars or another planet."
He spent another year perfecting his technique, during which he recorded electrical impulses in his laboratory and concluded (or pretended to have chosen) that they were nothing more than communications from the Martians.
Tesla is also linked to the alleged Philadelphia experiment, which supposedly occurred in October 1943. According to legend, after being subjected to electromagnetic influences at the port of Philadelphia, the American destroyer "Eldridge" vanished and reappeared 300 kilometers away in Norfolk. The ship then returned, but half of its crew went mad.
Fans of paranormal theories believe that Tesla was involved in the experiment, since he designed a miracle generator that caused the monster to teleport. It appears they don't realize that Nikola Tesla died long before the Philadelphia Experiment. His supporters, on the other hand, simply argue that although Tesla died, his inventions were beneficial to the United States military.
It is also a reality that the government seized and classified all of his work. Who knows what other amazing discoveries have been kept secret for decades, or how many of today's technological advancements are based on his research? One thing is certain: Nikola Tesla's efforts continue to thrive.
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About the Blogger:
April Carson is the daughter of Billy Carson. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, where she was also on the Women's Basketball team. She now has a successful clothing company that specializes in organic baby clothes and other items. Take a look at their most popular fall fashions on bossbabymav.com
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