On January 7th, 1943, the Orthodox Christmas Day, Nikola Tesla was dead. FBI mastermind J. Edgar Hoover sent his men over to the New Yorker Hotel. They opened Tesla’s safe, and they took what they wanted. Tesla and his few friends and co-workers had been monitored for some time, as Tesla had always said that he was able to produce a super weapon. A weapon to end all wars. In fact, the U.S. government was already working on such a weapon, the A-bomb. Tesla had no super weapon, but super ideas. Concepts. Visions. A mind for the future. Maybe his persona will find a place at Wardenclyffe soon, in the museum. And maybe Elon Musk (and other financially potent Tesla fans) will help build that place with a price-tag of 8 Mio $. Anyway, Tesla will always be remembered as someone who wanted his ideas and inventions benefit mankind. Thank you, Nikola, even if they don’t know your name, or age.
Tesla enthusiasts from Russia will want to revive one of Nikola Tesla’s dreams, the idea of Global Energy Transmission. The new concept is kind of the Wardenclyffe thing, and of course our friends from Russia are sure about it will work. You can go to their website: http://globalenergytransmission.com/index.php/en/vtem-home. You can also support the whole idea via Indiegogo here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-build-a-planetary-energy-transmitter. There is a video on Youtube, and and and. I would wait for their results. Tesla himself was doubtful about the Wardenclyffe concept though. If you let the energy out of the cable, beware of radiation! Airplanes! Humans!
Today Marc Seifer, author of „The Wizard“, a biography about Nikola Tesla, announced that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, pledged $1 million toward a new science museum honoring Nikola Tesla in Long Island, on the Wardenclyffe site where he built a 187-foot transmission tower to experiment with wireless power transmission. May this continue …
To begin with the truth: this book is invaluable for everybody who really wants to understand how Nikola Tesla worked at a very deep level. “The Inventions, Researches And Writings of Nikola Tesla”, written by Thomas Commerford Martin and originally published in 1894, is an outstanding compendium of Tesla’s methods and inventions during the most productive phase of his life. This technical book was compiled by a real friend, and admirer, of the “electrical genius”, or “Wizard of Electricity” – this is how Tesla was called during that period before 1893, when a disastrous fire destroyed almost every piece of original work Tesla had done until then. The Polyphase system; the Tesla coil; motors, dynamos, transformers, Tesla’s lighting system; Tesla’s lectures; you will find everything Thomas Commerford Martin, an Englishman, and publisher of ‘The Electrical Engineer’, a technical magazine, had put together. This book is still a classic for electrical engineers, and a goldmine for any reader eager to learn about the state of technology around 1900. If one really wants to study Tesla’s experimental work and his way of thinking, this book is the very best start.
Fall River Press, New York, Hardcover (2012)
Hello …. good news to all Tesla film enthusiasts, Tesla newbies, Tesla afacionados, and all interested in the story of Tesla’s life, his inventions, his influence in technology, and his importance as the ‘godfather of green’! The documentary film “Nikola Tesla – Visionary of Modern Times (52 Minutes) is now available in following territories: Northern Africa, EAU, Iran (via cable/satellite Star Media Services); Estonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbeidjan, Belorus, Georgia, Kazachstan, Kirgizistan (via satellite/cable Red Media Group); Turkey (Pay-TV, VOD MCD); Canada (SRC); Switzerland SRF Swiss TV; Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada (VOD). If you are a resident in those territories, go have a look and check it out, and you are more than welcome to spread the word!!!
Wireless power transmission is going to be mainstream technology in the not so distant future. The IEEE-sponsored 2nd conference on “wireless power transfer” will be held in May 2014 (www.wptc2014.org). Topics of the first conference, held at Perugia (Italy) in 2013, were: basic technologies for wireless power transfer; power sources and applications of wireless power; and standardization. There were talks about an Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), featuring a Flexibly Coupled Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) System, and talks about Baseline System Specification (BSS). As one can see, the industry is realizing the potential and the environmental plus of a wireless power system. The really astonishing fact is that no trace of the word “Tesla” could be found in the papers. Why?
This is a downloadable pdf file containing Tesla Complete Patents & Articles (without the missing ones). Thanks for compilation:
On September 23, 2013, the president of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic unveiled a new monument to Nikola Tesla on the compounds of Tesla’s former Wardenclyffe laboratory on Long Island. A large number of Serbian diaspora and other fans of Tesla listened to a dozen speeches, prayers, songs, and music; to raise Tesla’s profile and maybe to have a place to worship the inventor eternally. For a good read about the complex ‘Tesla worshipping’ I recommend http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/making-nikola-tesla-a-saint-makes-us-all-dumber-1308034624. May Tesla R.I.P.