Nikola Tesla

“Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.”

-Nikola Telsa


Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla

Birth Information:

Nikola Tesla was born on July 9/10, in 1856. His family lived inSmiljan, Croatia. Tesla was supposedly born at the stroke of midnight.

He was born in this house:
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Tesla's house is somewhat church like.

Family Information:

His Father Milutin Tesla was a orthodox priest who encourage him to be a priest ,but Nikola had other plans.
His mom Djuka Mandic unschooled but very intelligent. They had five kids Dane (1848 - 63),
Angelina (married name Trbojevic), Milka (married name Glumicic), Nikola (1856 - 1943), and Marica (married name Kosanovic). All three girls married Serbian Orthodox priests. Nikola and William born (1930-?)

Place where he lived:

Born in Smiljan, Croatia but in 1884 he sailed to New York. And spent the rest of his life there. He worked with Thomas Eddison ,but the 2 inventors seperated. In 1885, George Westinghouse, head of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, bought the patent rights to Tesla's polyphase. That help his life.

Hobbies:

Nikola Tesla had few hobbies he was a man dedicated to science. he did in collage gamble and play billiards. He said "I know I am completely worn out, and yet I cannot stop my work. These experiments of mine are so important, so beautiful, so fascinating, that I can hardly tear myself away from them to eat, and when I try to sleep I think about them constantly. I expect I shall go on until I break down altogether."

Death :(

Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the hotel. He was murdered (shot) by the Edison/Morgan Cabal and his research both destroyed and buried from public knowledge by them and their stooges. J.P. Morgap and Thomas Eddison ruined his life and he died a lonely penniless man. :(
Immediately after Tesla’s death, Tesla scientific papers vanished from his hotel room in Hotel New Yorker. Tesla papers were never found. Tesla papers contained scientific data and information about “Death Rays”, which could be used for military purposes. J.P. Morgap and Thomas Eddison ruined his life and he died a lonely penniless man. :(
The picture of his death ray is this:
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Invention:

Nikola Telsa invented the radio 1896. It took him about 3 years to create it. He first interested in the radio because of an inventor named Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi go a noble prize in 1901 for establishing wireless communication between Britian and Newfoundland, Canada. Most of Marconi's work was not his own, and in 1943 the Sumpreme Court said Marconi's was invalid and recognizing Telsa's work better.

Notable awards:

Nobel Prize (1915)
Edison Medal (1916)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1893)
John Scott Medal (1934)

Some interesting Facts about him:Many United States Congressmen gave speeches in the House of Representatives on July 10, 1990 celebrating the 134th anniversary of scientist-inventor Nikola Tesla. Senator Levine from Michigan spoke in the US Senate on the same occasion.
The street sign “Nikola Tesla Corner” was recently placed on the corner of the 40th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. There is a large photo of Tesla in the Statue of Liberty Museum.
Books were written about Tesla : Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla by John J. O’Neill and Margaret Cheney’s book Tesla: Man out of Time has contributed significantly to his fame. A documentary film Nikola Tesla, The Genius Who Lit the World, produced by the Tesla Memorial Society and the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, The Secret of Nikola Tesla (Orson Welles), BBC Film Masters of the IonosphereIn New York and many other cities in the U.S. proclaimed July 10, Tesla's Birthday-Nikola Tesla Day.

How has this invention impacted society, both positive and negative:

He has about 700 patents with some of them still being used today, they still use the "Tesla Coil" in modern radios today. He invented AC power, so the wall socket is his. He invented radio transmission, so radio and TV are his. He proposed charged particle weapons, so Star Wars-type weapons, and the incandescent light bulb.
Here is a video on the "Tesla Coil"

Other Inventions and Discoveries:

Nikola Telsa invented may things besides the radio. Before he left to go to America he designed dynamos. In 1883 he privately built a prototype of the induction motor. Tesla developed the poloyphase alternating the current system of generators, motors, and transformers. His new system held 40 U.S. patents. In February of 1882 he discovered the rotating magnetic field, a fundamental principle in physics, and he also discovered the basis of nearly all of the devices that use alternating current. In 1891 he invented the Tesla coils. He also invented the fluorescent light, the laser beam, wireless communications, wireless transmission of eletrical energy, the remote control, robotics, and modern electrical tranmission systems.

What Made Telsa Special:

Before Tesla would put his idea .on sketch paper, he would make improvements and change it in his mind. He would also operate it to. Then he would write down his idea. Every time he did this his inventions would work, it never failed him. Telsa would let himself have a couple of close friends. One of his friends was Mark Twain. In school he learned many languages quickly, he learned French, English, Getman, and Italian. He also did very good in math. When ever he would eat he would caculate the volume of the bowls and cups. He would also count things compulsively, he had phobias and fetishes, and he had visual sensations which were bright and geometric and they would sometimes blot out his vision.

Difficulties:

Tesla wanted to be an engineer, but was "constantly oppressed" by his father's insistence to go into the priesthood. When he was seventeen, Tesla got sick with cholera and while he was sick he got his father to promise him that if he got better he would be allowed to attend the Austrian Polytechnic School in Graz to study engineering. When he got to go to the Austrian Polytechnic School he only got to go for a year and a half because he was low in funds. In 1895 Tesla was ready to transmit a signal 50 miles to West Point, New York. But during that year a building fire destroyed his lab and his work. Because of the fire he didn't get to put his work out until 1897, but Guglielmo Marconi got his own work out in 1896.

Information from Daniel Hasvold

Citations:

1.Glen, Jim. "Nikola Tesla - The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla - The Man Whoinvented the 20th Century." Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. | Office Numbers: Winona 507.474.4000 • St. Charles 507.932.8000 • Wabasha 651.560.5000 • Toll Free 888.474.9995. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/tesla.htm.
2.Terbo, William H. "Tesla Archives." The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum Tesla Library. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. http://www.electrotherapymuseum.com/TeslaArchive/Terbo3/Memorial1.htm.
3.Hunt, Inez. "Nikola Tesla: a Short Biography." Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. http://www.neuronet.pitt.edu/~bogdan/tesla/bio.htm.

Annotaions:

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I checked other websites and the same thing. This site looked good other than the game but overall good site.
2. The information is current updated recently. This is to infom every one about Nikola Tesla.This website had a game on it for super mario! That was distracting. It contins lot of infomation good valid. I used this sietr because it looked professional. Overall this websiter is good for looking up Nikola Tesla.
3.This one I feel was the best. Great out line of his life ,but not detailed. I could easily chomprehend this site.It contained great vauluble information. This site had no advertisments or anything. It helped me find verify and confirm. Check it out now! http://www.neuronet.pitt.edu/~bogdan/tesla/bio.htm

Information from Duncan

Citations and Annotations:

Bellis, By Mary. "Nikola Tesla." Inventors. 2010. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Nikola_Tesla.htm>. It’s a summary of what Nikola Did and who he was. He created more than just the radio. Bellis, By Mary. "The Invention of Radio." Inventors. 2010. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/radio.htm>. It talks about Nikola Telsa and Guglielmo Marconi. It talked about how Telsa worked out the patent from Marconi to finish the radio.
Beaty, By Bill. "Nikola Tesla | Inventor." Lucidcafé Interactive Café and Information Resource. 2010+. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jul/tesla.html.
Citations/Annotations -- For Tristan Siebold:1. Beaty, By Bill. "Nikola Tesla | Inventor." Lucidcafé Interactive Café and Information Resource. 7 Oct. 2. Web. 12 Oct. 2010. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jul/tesla.html. “Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.”Was a good website would of liked to see more pictures and quotes from him. Other than that I would recommend this site for anyone that is doing Nikola Tesla, I would rate it a 8 out of 10.2. OzoneGuy. "Answers.com - How Does Nikola Tesla Impact Modern Society Today."WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. 8 Oct. 2010. Web. 12 Oct. 2010. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_Nikola_Tesla_impact_modern_society_today. "He invented AC power, so the wall socket is his. He invented radio transmission, so radio and TV are his. He proposed charged particle weapons, so Star Wars-type weapons..."Told me what I needed to know, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that wants to know a lot about Nikola Tesla. I would rate it a 5 out of 10.3. 1892, By. "Nikola Tesla." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 8 Oct. 2010. Web. 12 Oct. 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla ."Nobel Prize (1915) Edison Medal (1916) Elliott Cresson Medal (1893) John Scott Medal (1934)"Told me what medals he earned in his career, not a very reliable site but other sites said he earned these medals as well so it has to be true. I rate it a 6-7 out of 10.4. This, By. "Tesla's Biography." Tesla Memorial Society of New York. N/A July 1998. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm .5. Bellis, By Mary. "Nikola Tesla." Inventors. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Nikola_Tesla.htm.

Information from Miranda Gerads.

Citations and Annotations:

"Tesla - Master of Lightning: Who Invented Radio?" PBS. Web. 10 Oct. 2010. http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html.
This site was really organized. You could write an essay off this website. It was a little distracting because it had a tv show preview. I rate it a 7 out of 10.

Vujovic, Ljubo. "Tesla's Biography." Teslasociety.com. Tesla Memorial Society of New York, 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2010. http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm.
Had lots of information, very informative. I would recommend it. I rate it a 8 out of 10.
Beaty, Bill. "Nikola Tesla Inventor." Lucidcafe.com. Lucidcafé Interactive Café and Information Resource, 1995. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jul/tesla.html.
Didn't have a lot of information. I like how it has some quotes from Nikola Tesla. I rate this website a 6 out of 10.Glenn, Jim. "Nikola Tesla - The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla - The Man Whoinvented the 20th Century." Hbci.com. Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc., 1994. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/tesla.htm.
This website has more information than all of the websites that I went onto. It has some nice pictures. The background color is a nice blue. Easy to read. I recommmend this site for people doing research on Nikola Tesla. I rate this site a 9 out of 10.