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Mr. Tesla, the Man Who Made Work Easier
Science celebrates 100th anniversary of, Mr. Tesla, who made work easier.
The eyes of this man — Nikola Tesla (left) — saw the world of the covered wagon, into which he was born, turn into today’s world of electricity, radio, and electronics, all within his lifetime. Other men also saw the change — and marveled at it. Tesla was not amazed: He planned it. He engineered it.
This month, engineering and scientific societies observe the 100th anniversary of the birth of this man who changed the world. Tesla was born about the time that sailing ships reached their peak — in the clippers. Before he was 40, he had invented the AC motor and long-distance transmission of electric power. By these two things alone, he made thousands of jobs easier everywhere — at home and at work. He also discovered many principles of radio and electronics. And even thought that he could broadcast power (as radio and TV are broadcast today).
Because of the vast change he made in the world, Tesla may be said, as much as anyone, to have “invented” Today. His life and work are shown below.