My Inventions - The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately he died alone and impoverished having driven all of his friends away through his neurotic and eccentric behavior. Tesla was never able to fit into the world that he found himself in. This autobiography, originally serialized in Electrical Experimenter, is an intensely fascinating glimpse into the mind of a genius, his inventions, and the magical world in which he lived.

X-Ray Vision: Nikola Tesla On Roentgen Rays

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Nikola Tesla is best known for his work with electricity, but he was also interested in Roentgen rays, better known today as x-rays. Collected here are his eight essays on Roentgen rays. Fascinating stuff from one of history's sharpest minds. Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla's ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.

Nikola Tesla's Teleforce and Telegeodynamics Proposals

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This book contains the original texts of two unique proposals that Nikola Tesla offered up during his later years. In both cases, the technologies described trace their roots back to an earlier and tremendously productive decade in Tesla's life beginning in the early 1890s. At the time of the proposals' unveiling, “teleforce,” the particle beam concept, and “telegeodynamics,” the mechanical earth-resonance concept, received significant press coverage. The teleforce death-beam weapon was first divulged on Tesla's 78th birthday, July 10, 1934 in the New York Sun . With this machine, he claimed... continue reading »

Tesla: The True Wireless

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Tesla wrote The True Wireless back in 1919 because he wanted to knock the prevailing orthodoxy of radio theory into a cocked hat. I am republishing the piece in 1998 because that orthodoxy still prevails and because I agree with Tesla that into a cocked hat is where this persistent and annoying body of dogma should be knocked. How does radio really work? What responsible scientific explanations can we propose for the mysteries of wireless? What are the true dynamics of propagation in as much as we can ever know them? Unfortunately, early on in the development of radio, explanations were... continue reading »

Nikola Tesla on His Work With Alternating Currents

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The surfacing of the transcript for this pre-hearing interview with Nikola Tesla by his legal counsel in 1916 resulted from an intensive search in archives of legal firms, some now defunct and others later acquired by contemporary interests. The interview was precipitated by numerous pending court cases as the fledgling radio industry entered a period of fierce competition. Tesla's counsel believed the interview necessary not only in order to prepare for the pressing of his own claims against the Marconi Company, but also to protect his own patent interests when called to give expert-witness... continue reading »

Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency

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While a large portion of the European family has been surging westward during the last three or four hundred years, settling the vast continents of America, another, but smaller, portion has been doing frontier work in the Old World, protecting the rear by beating back the “unspeakable Turk” and reclaiming gradually the fair lands that endure the curse of Mohammedan rule. For a long time the Slav people—who, after the battle of Kosovo Polje, in which the Turks defeated the Servians, retired to the confines of the present Montenegro, Dalmatia, Herzegovina and Bosnia, and “Borderland” of... continue reading »

Nikola Tesla: Lecture Before the New York Academy of Sciences April 6, 1897: The Streams of Lenard and Roentgen and Novel Apparatus for Their Production

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Anderson's reconstruction of Tesla's lecture before the New York Academy of Sciences on April 6, 1897, is a most important contribution. In this lecture, Tesla went beyond his titled topic, “The Streams of Lenard and Roentgen and Novel Apparatus for Their Production,” and expanded on his X-ray articles published in the New York Electrical Review . Some 120 large drawings of his vacuum tubes were displayed on the walls of the lecture hall. Among the tubes represented were not only Crookes and Lenard types but varieties of single-electrode tubes of Tesla's own invention, some of which were used... continue reading »

The Tesla Rotating Magnetic Field

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This 24 page article was extracted from the book: Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla , by Thomas Commerford Martin.

Dr. Nikola Tesla Selected Patent Wrappers from The National Archives (4 Volume Set)

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Twenty of the Tesla patent wrappers have been selected for this publication on the basis of importance and areas of current interest. The patent wrappers, or “patent histories,” include all of the background information leading to patent issuance. The subject matter includes mechanical oscillators, turbines, radio, and the transmission of large amounts of energy without wires. The final patents, as issued, are not a part of this publication, but all 111 U.S. Patents are included in the Tesla Book Co. publication, Dr. Nikola Tesla Complete Patents . This manuscript was prepared from... continue reading »

Dr. Nikola Tesla Complete Patents

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All of Nikola Tesla's patents issued in the United States are included in these volumes. The material has been arranged in chronological order by date of application, rather than by numerical sequence or subject matter. This method of presentation offers a new meaning to Tesla's work by providing a more logical sequence in following the inventor's thought processes in the development of new principles, some of which are still in advance of present day technology.

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