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Nikola Tesla Publications from Scientific American

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Inductive Lights

Article added 10/11/2018
At the meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers Mr. Tesla employed a machine having 400 poles, which, when run at full speed, enabled him to obtain 20,000 alternations per second. He...

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Some Personal Recollections

Article added 7/3/2015
An Autobiographical Sketch I am glad to be accorded this opportunity for two reasons. In the first place I have long since desired to express my great appreciation of the Scientific American and to...

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Inventor of Dreams

Article added 12/28/2011
Nikola Tesla, the father of today’s AC electrical system and other key inventions, often failed to bring his visionary ideas to real-world fruition Nikola Tesla sits before his large web coil in 1896...
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Nikola Tesla Writes (Additional Comments on Electro-Static Generators)

Article added 11/26/2011
Editor, Scientific American: Engineers attach no importance whatever to static electricity generated by belt friction or otherwise. They are apt to dismiss it with the thought that the energy is...

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Possibilities of Electro-Static Generators

Article added 11/25/2011
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was born at the stroke of midnight, July 9-10th, 1856, in Smiljan, Jugoslavia. His father was a distinguished clergyman, and his mother, Georgina Mandic, came from a long...

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Nikola Tesla's Fountain

Article added 10/9/2011
It is a curious fact that, old as fountains are, they have remained essentially unchanged in principle for centuries. Artists have lavished all their skill upon them to make them beautiful, but...
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The Tesla Steam Turbine

Article added 10/8/2011
The Tesla turbine testing plant at the Edison Waterside Station, New York. The top half of casings is removed, showing two rotors. Each rotor consists of 25 disks 3/8-inch thick by 18 inch diameter...

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Tesla's Wireless Light

Article added 9/30/2011
Nikola Tesla has given to The New York Sun an authorized statement concerning his new experiments on the production of light without the aid of wires. Mr. Tesla says: “This light is the result of...

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Nikola Tesla's Latest Invention

Article added 9/29/2011
We have recently been informed by the public press in flamboyant rhetoric that Nikola Tesla has devised a boat which is destined to revolutionize the art of warfare. Apart from its value as an...