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.
Hi, for those who did not read “ALL ABOUT TESLA”, here is what it is about:
Table of contents:
Introduction: Tesla, the man, his life, and his legacy
Chapter: At midnight: Tesla’s birth, his ancestry | The Tesla family in Smiljan | The accident: Death of Dane, Nikola’s brother
Chapter: About Serbian history
Chapter: Wondering about the world: Tesla’s early years | From Gospic to Karlovac and Graz (1862-1875) | The Tesla method | Tesla psychology: Who was he? | Tesla’s self-dramatization | School-leaving exam (Matura) | Nikola the priest | Tesla the soldier |
Chapter: The sun is the model – The alternating current system | Graz 1875-1878 | Tesla, the gambler | The discovery of the alternating current system in Budapest | Tivadar Puskás – a short history of the European telephone
Chapter: To Paris and New York | The recommendation: Charles Batchelor | Compagnie Edison Électrique | Swinging Paris | Problems in Strasbourg: Re-wiring a train station | The first AC motor | Tesla’s cerebral cinema | Tesla’s ‘automatic’ method
Chapter: New ideas for a new world | The Edison Machine Works | Thomas Edison | The beginning of the ‘electric world’ | Edison’s central stations | Bye-bye Edison | The gilded age, an era| Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company | Tesla Electric Company
George Westinghouse | The transformer | William Stanley and the first AC system
The rotating magnetic field | Tesla’s ‘New York Lecture’
Chapter: The War of Currents | Who invented it: Ferraris or Tesla? | Deptford – the most modern power station in the world | George Westinghouse and the Tesla Electric Company | The contract with Westinghouse | Tesla in Pittsburgh | The ‘death current’ | Tesla’s high-frequency currents | The Tesla coil
Chapter: The War of Currents II | Tesla’s triumphs | Energy flashes through the ether | The magician of Paris | Farewell to home | Triumph in Belgrade, trouble in Bonn | J.P. Morgan | Henry Villard | General Electric | The Panic of 1893
AC worldwide | Tesla invents the radio | Chicago city lights
Chapter: Conqueror of the world | Worldwide fame | Worldwide crisis | Buffalo and Niagara | Tesla superstar | Luka and Mrs. Filipov | Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) | The ether | High Society | Nikola Tesla Company | German capital for Niagara | Disaster
Chapter: Life goes on | Cathedrals of power | Swami Vivekananda | Friends in High Places | JJ Astor | X-rays | Tesla at Niagara | Tesla Radio vs. Radio Marconi | The submarine robot
Chapter: Tesla’s ‘world system’ | Coals trademark ‘Tesla’ | Tesla needs money | Hotel Astoria | Colorado Springs 1899-1900 | Tesla’s magnifying transmitter | The discovery of standing waves | Peacock Alley | The increase of human energy | 1, 2, 3 … MARS | Radiant energy | A match made in heaven
Chapter: Wardenclyffe – World Wide Wireless | The tycoon boards ship | The new technology | The ‘Tesla Works’ at Wardenclyffe
McKinley shot – Marconi wins battle | Tesla’s Power Tower | Wardenclyffe is lost | Taking the bull by the horns
Chapter: Fighting for Wardenclyffe | Free energy for world peace | Money! Money! Money! | The dark side | The end of the gilded age | Tesla’s hubris | The Tunguska incident of 1908 | Marconi and Braun get Nobel Prizes | The Tesla turbine | The Hammond case
Friends pass | Tesla’s Blue Portrait
Chapter: The lost dream | The mad scientist of Gotham City | The end of the old world | Tesla’s Telefunken-Connection | The Lusitania | Pigeons, Gusle | The Marconi affair | Nobel Prizes for Tesla and Edison | Bye-bye Waldorf, bye-bye Wardenclyffe | The Edison Medal | Wardenclyffe blown up
Chapter: The Magician of Science Fiction Technology | Tesla’s new haven – The ‘Electrical Experimenter’ | Radar | The turbine flops | The private Mr. Tesla | Tesla’s last friends | Energy from the universe | A luxury car powered by space energy | Tesla’s death-ray machine | Tesla, the poet | Tesla’s final attempt | Tesla vs. Superman
Chapter: Tesla Can Never Die | The nephew | A Royal Visit | Tesla the alien | Nikola Tesla Museum Belgrade | Tesla’s legacy | Chapter: Radio | Death-Rays | Philadelphia experiment | Howitzer | Woodpecker | HAARP | Wardenclyffe’s destiny | Free energy | Wireless transmission of energy – past, present, and tomorrow | Tesla’s Honors | Tesla in Czechoslovakia, Tesla Motors | Tesla in the media
several years ago, I found this photograph in the Westinghouse archives in Wilmington, PA. It sat in a folder labelled “Tesla Personal belongings”, and no further information attached to it. In my opinion, the lady pictured could possibly be Mrs Dorothy Skeritt, sectretary to Mr Tesla for a long time. Does anybody has another clue? What about the footer, “. Jun 68 .”? Would love to get some feedback. Thank you.
Please find fun TESLA VS. EDISON Rap here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1Mz7kGVf0
Here is some news about latest developments in Tesla movies: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fragments-From-Olympus-The-Vision-of-Nikola-Tesla/181802521854082 with trailers @YouTube et al. I can’t ignore the feeling that this film (“Tower to The People”) will tell the story of Tesla’s vision of wireless transmission of energy, and the utterly uninteresting Tesla FBI case, again. To transpose Tesla’s magnificent, century-old vision into today’s world would have been a greater challenge to meet. Another film is in the pipeline, too: “Tesla- Ruler of the World”, produced by Vladimir Rajcic, with Nicolas Cage as Edison and, of course, Christian Bale as Tesla. One can only hope for the best. Matthew Inman’s bestselling book “How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You” is available in Germany now. Maybe Mr. Inman’s spirit will spark up both film productions. Cross fingers. The photography shows the superconducting high-frequency TESLA cavity that will be used for the new world-class linear collider, developed at DESY, Hamburg, with some Tesla in the background.
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), the famous futurist inventor and showman, is the star of this feature documentary by Tesla expert Michael Krause.
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At long last, finally, Wardenclyffe laboratory has been saved. With tremendous help from the world-wide Tesla community, fueled by enthusiasm and under guidance from Mrs Jane Alcorn, Friends of Science East, and others, Wardenclyffe property was bought from AGFA Corporation. Now, the real journey begins: what to do with the laboratory, sketched out by Stanford White, ruined by Peerless Photo Co., saved from becoming playground for the local fire brigade? Wardenclyffe is the only remaining laboratory of Nikola Tesla; it is a gem of East coast industrial architecture – but there is nothing left than bricks and mortar, and maybe the spirit of Tesla’s. May the new owners be guided by the significance of this place, and what it could mean for the future, an energy option based on sustainability and clean energy. For further reading: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/07/honoring-legacy-american-physicist-and-engineer-nikola-tesla/
“Nikola Tesla – Visionary of Modern Times” will be screened @ Kino & Cafe am Ufer, Berlin, Uferstr. 12, October 6-30. Director will be present Oct. 20/21 @ 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 27/28 @ 6 p.m. More info here: http://www.nirwana-events.de/
Finally the new documentary film about the world-famous inventor, “Nikola Tesla – Visionary of Modern Times” (2012, 52 Minutes), is available for download at the online platform docsonline: http://docsonline.tv/
In this film, the true story of the rise and fall of the techno genius Nikola Tesla is told, based on facts. Myth and folklore add spice to the portrait of the man who envisioned the modern world, and who even thought about making use of the abundant energy of the Universe.
In Hollywood, a production company headed by Mr Branko Lustig is actually trying to get financing closed on a new film about the life and times of Nikola Tesla. Rumor has it that Christian Bale is in close contact with the group gathered around the “Untitled Nikola Tesla Project”.
Inevitably, Rade Serbedzija will have to do a remake of his role in the 1970′s TV series from former Yugoslavia, where he played the elderly Tesla, not without dignity and insight.