Tesla: Man of Mystery

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Though chosen to share the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physics with Edison, Nikola Tesla refused the award and during his life tore up royalty contracts which would have earned him millions of dollars. Tesla held more than 1,200 patents and yet he is one of the most mysterious men who ever lived. Though he is not mentioned in most textbooks and is virtually unknown to most Americans, Tesla actually discovered Alternating Current, produced the first electric motor, invented the radio (he preceded Marconi by several years), and the arc light, broadcasted the first television signals, and even created... continue reading »