Thursday, June 14, 2007

Father of twentieth century

Nikola TeslaInventor
1856 - 1943
"Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity."
—Nikola Tesla

Unbelievable as it may seem, electric power production today and its transmission and transformation into useful work began in the mind of one man, Nikola Tesla. He conceived and perfected it in his laboratory at the end of the nineteenth century. The first radio transmission is also his achievement.

Pioneer and commonly misunderstood, Nikola Tesla remains the great forgotten hero throughout the history of science. The comfort of our lives and the technology making this possible has its foundations in his work, but his name is usually unknown...even among scientists.

His discoveries expand to almost the whole of engineering, from electricity to acoustics, to hydraulics, metallurgy, and geothermy. Nevertheless, his particular character, his strange life, and the secrecy of some of his work has covered his achievements with myths.

The name of Tesla is often related to weird science and secret weapons; however, he never wanted his theories to be used to harm any living being. He always worked for the benefit of mankind, and always believed that through technological progress we can eliminate poverty, war, and disease.

He refused a Nobel prize; he fought Edison and won...but not in the official history books yet pronouncing Edison the King of Electricity and Marconi the Inventor of Radio.

These are the list of invention discovered by Nikola Tesla.

1)Alternating Current and Induction Machines
2)Tesla Transformer
3)Tele-automaton aka remote control
4)Wireless Power Transmission
5)Earthquake Machine
7)Radio X-rays
8)Vaccum Tube Amplifier
9) Death Ray Gun aka laser

Further reading please go to here and here. Here's a video version for those who's not keen of reading.

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