Wireless power transfer
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Thomas Edison
Guglielmo Marconi
Mark Twain
Induction motor

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Nikola Tesla

Knowledge Identifier: +Nikola_Tesla


Nikola Tesla

Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electrical supply system add

Category: Sciences

Born in 1856.

Countries: (25%), United States (20%), Colorado (7%)

Main connections: Wireless power transfer, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi

Linked to: Nikola Tesla Museum, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Charles University in Prague, Institute of Radio Engineers




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Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 add something


In 1861, Nikola attended the "Lower" or "Primary" School in Smiljan, Austrian Empire, where he studied German, arithmetic, and religion add something


In 1873, after he graduated from Higher Real Gymnasium, Tesla returned to his hometown, Smiljan, Croatia add something


In 1875, Tesla enrolled at &Austrian_Polytechnic (Graz_University_of_Technology) in Graz on a Military Border scholarship. add something


In December 1878, Tesla left Graz and severed all relations with his family add something


After his father's death in 1879, Tesla found a package of letters from his professors to his father, warning that unless he were removed from the school, Tesla would be killed through overwork add something


In March 1879, Milutin Tesla went to Maribor to beg his son to return home, but Nikola refused add something


On 17 April 1879, Milutin Tesla died at the age of 60 after contracting an unspecified illness add something


In January 1880, two of Tesla's uncles put together enough money to help him leave Gospicc for Prague where he was to study add something


Electric motor - In the 1880s, many inventors were trying to develop workable AC motors because AC's advantages in long distance high voltage transmission were counterbalanced by the inability to operate motors on AC. Practical rotating AC induction motors were independently invented by Galileo Ferraris and Nikola Tesla, a working motor model having been demonstrated by the former in 1885 and by the latter in 1887


In 1881, Tesla moved to Budapest to work under Ferenc Puskas at a telegraph company, the Budapest Telephone Exchange add something


In 1882, Tesla began working for the "Continental Edison Company" in France, designing and making improvements to electrical equipment add something


Thomas Edison - Another notable employee of Edison was Nikola Tesla who began working for the "Continental Edison Company" in France in 1882, relocating to New York City in 1884 to work for the "Edison Machine Works"


Magnetic field - In 1882, Nikola Tesla identified the concept of the rotating magnetic field


Tesla started working in the telephony and electrical fields before immigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison add something


In June 1884, Tesla relocated to New York City add something


In 1885, Tesla claimed that he could redesign Edison's inefficient motor and generators, making an improvement in both service and economy add something


In 1885, Tesla proposed that the company should go on to develop his ideas for alternating current transmission systems and motors add something


Induction motor - Practical alternating current induction motors seem to have been independently invented by Galileo Ferraris and Nikola Tesla, a working motor model having been demonstrated by the former in 1885 and by the latter in 1887


Thomas Edison - Tesla's time at Edison was short lived, ending in 1885 because of a disagreement between the two inventors that started with Tesla proposing a redesign Edison's motors and generators


In 1886, Tesla formed his own company, "Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing" add something


It was here in 1887 that Tesla constructed a brushless alternating current induction motor, based on a rotating magnetic field principle he claimed to have conceived of in 1882 add something


In April 1887, Tesla started a company, the Tesla Electric Company, with the backing of New York attorney Charles F. Peck and Alfred S. Brown, the director of Western Union add something


In 1888, the editor of "Electrical World" magazine, Thomas Commerford Martin , arranged for Tesla to demonstrate his alternating current system, including his induction motor, at the "American Institute of Electrical Engineers" add something


Starting from 1888, his AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant to help develop an alternating current system. add something


Tesla was tall and weighed , with almost no weight variance from 1888 to about 1926 add something


Wireless power transfer - After 1890 inventor Nikola Tesla experimented with transmitting power by inductive and capacitive coupling using spark-excited radio frequency resonant transformers, now called Tesla coils, which generated high AC voltages


Wireless power transfer - After 1890 inventor Nikola Tesla experimented with transmitting power by inductive and capacitive coupling using spark-excited radio frequency resonant transformers, now called Tesla coils, which generated high AC voltages


Robert Underwood Johnson - In the 1890s, he and his wife Katharine became very close friends with the inventor Nikola Tesla


Capacitor discharge ignition - The history of the capacitor discharge ignition system can be traced back to the 1890s when it is believed that Nikola Tesla was the first to propose such an ignition system


In 1891, Tesla patented the Tesla coil add something


Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transmission as early as 1891 add something


On 30 July 1891, at the age of 35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States add something


Tesla coil - A "'Tesla coil"' is an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891


Electric generator - In 1891, Nikola Tesla patented a practical "high-frequency" alternator


Victoria Skating Rink - In September 1891, the National Electric Association of the United States held its convention in Montreal, including demonstrations of electrical technology by Thomas Edison and a public lecture by Nikola Tesla


In 1892, Nikola spent a few months in Europe visiting other scientists add something


In 1893, Westinghouse won the bid to electrify the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with alternating current add something


Jagadish Chandra Bose - In 1893, Nikola Tesla demonstrated the first public radio communication


Tesla may have been the first person in North America to accidentally capture an X-ray image when he tried to photograph Mark Twain illuminated by an earlier type of gas discharge tube Geissler tube in 1895 add something


Tesla's radio wave experiments in 1896 were conducted in Gerlach Hotel , where he resided add something


In 1897 Westinghouse explained his financial difficulties to Tesla in stark terms, saying that if things continue the way they were he would no longer be in control of Westinghouse Electric and Tesla would have to "deal with the bankers" to try to collect future royalties add something


Home automation - For example, Nikola Tesla patented an idea for the remote control of vessels and vehicles in 1898


Remote control - The earliest example of remote control by radio waves was developed in 1898 by Nikola Tesla and described in his patent, , named "Method of an Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving Vehicle or Vehicles"


On 17 May 1899, Tesla moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he would have room for his high-voltage, high-frequency experiments; his lab was located near Foote Ave. and Kiowa St. He chose this location because the polyphase alternating current power distribution system had been introduced there and he had associates who were willing to give him all the power he needed without charging for it add something


On 15 June 1899, Tesla performed his first experiments at his Colorado Springs, Colorado lab; he recorded his initial spark length at five inches long, but very thick and noisy add something


In 1900, Tesla was granted patents for "system of transmitting electrical energy" and "an electrical transmitter add something


Tesla claimed to have worked on plans for a directed-energy weapon from the early 1900s until his death add something


On 7 January 1900, Tesla left Colorado Springs, Colorado add something


Nitrogen fixation - Prior to 1900, Nikola Tesla experimented with the industrial fixation of nitrogen "by using currents of extremely high frequency or rate of vibration"


When Guglielmo Marconi made his famous first ever transatlantic radio transmission in 1901, Tesla quipped that it was done with 17 Tesla patents add something


When asked where all the money had gone, Tesla responded by saying that he was affected by the Panic of 1901, which he had caused add something


In June 1902, Tesla's lab operations were moved to Wardenclyffe from Houston Street add something


This was the beginning of years of patent battles over radio with Tesla's patents being upheld in 1903, followed by a reverse decision in favor of Marconi in 1904 add something


In July 1903, Tesla wrote to Morgan that in addition to wireless communication, add something


On his 50th birthday in 1906, Tesla demonstrated his 200 hp 16,000 rpm bladeless turbine add something


On 6 November 1915, a Reuters news agency report from London had the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla; however, on 15 November, a Reuters story from Stockholm stated the prize that year was being awarded to Sir William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays add something


In 1917 the tower was seized and blown up with dynamite for scrap by the Marines, owing to fears that German spies were using it and that it could be used as a landmark for German submarines add something


In 1917, around the time that the Wardenclyffe Tower was demolished by Boldt to make the land a more viable real estate asset, Tesla received AIEE's highest honor, the Edison Medal add something


In August 1917, Tesla first established the principles of frequency and power level for the first primitive radar units add something


In the late 1920s, Tesla befriended George Sylvester Viereck, a poet, writer, mystic,, and later, a Nazi propagandist add something


George Sylvester Viereck - In the 1920s, Viereck became close friends with Nikola Tesla


In 1926, Tesla commented on the ills of the social subservience of women and the struggle of women toward gender equality, indicated that humanity's future would be run by "Queen Bees add something


In 1928, Tesla received his last patent, , for a biplane capable of taking off vertically and be "gradually tilted through manipulation of the elevator devices" in flight until it was flying like a conventional plane add something


On 11 July 1934, the New York Herald Tribune published an article on Tesla, in which he recalled an event that would occasionally take place while experimenting with his single-electrode vacuum tubes; a minute particle would break off the cathode, pass out of the tube, and physically strike him add something


In 1935, in an annual birthday celebration interview, Tesla announced a method of transmitting mechanical energy with minimal loss over any terrestrial distance, a related new means of communication, and a method of accurately determining the location of underground mineral deposits add something


In 1937, at a luncheon in his honor concerning the death ray, Tesla stated, "But it is not an experiment add something


In the fall of 1937, after midnight one night, Tesla left the Hotel New Yorker to make his regular commute to the cathedral and the library to feed the pigeons add something


In 1943, a Supreme Court of the United States decision restored the prior patents of Tesla, Oliver Lodge, and John Stone add something

Nikola Tesla died in 1943 add something


In 1960, in honor of Tesla, the "General Conference on Weights and Measures" for the International System of Units dedicated the term "tesla" to the SI unit measure for magnetic field strength add something


Orson Welles - In 1979 Welles appeared in the biopic The Secret of Nikola Tesla, and a cameo in The Muppet Movie as Lew Lord.


Tesla's work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but since the 1990s, his reputation has experienced a comeback in popular culture add something


Bob Widlar - In 2002 "Electronic Design" inducted Widlar in its Hall of Fame along with Alan Turing and Nikola Tesla


In 2005, he was listed amongst the top 100 nominees in the TV show 'The Greatest American',' an open access popularity poll conducted by AOL and The Discovery Channel add something


The monument was officially unveiled on 9 July 2006 on the 150th anniversary of Tesla's birth add something


Douglas Trumbull - Trumbull received the International Press Academy's Tesla *award in December 2011, named in honor of Nikola Tesla, an inventor, scientist and engineer, who, Trumbull noted dryly in a runway interview, "Died penniless, after lots of people took credit for his work


The group began negotiations to purchase the Long Island property from Agfa Corporation in October 2012 add something


The purchase was completed in May 2013 add something