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.
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.