Nikola Tesla was born 157 years ago today in Serbia. His many inventions include the rotating magnetic field which led to the use of 3-phase alternating currents in the production and distribution of electrical energy through motors and generators. He also designed a high-voltage coreless transformer (Tesla Coil) which he planned to use for the wireless transmission of electricity.
“If you only knew the magnificence
of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would
have the key to the universe.”
Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of Niagara Falls by installing a hydro-electric power plant; he patented wireless telegraphy and, after his death in 1943, the US Supreme Court granted him recognition as the inventor of radio; Tesla received a patent for a mechanism to remotely control moving vehicles or vessels; his last patent was for an aircraft that could take-off vertically, rotate its wings and fly in a normal manner (VTOL, anyone?).
Nikola Tesla is, indeed, The Man Who Invented Tomorrow, and without his genius I wouldn’t have a job.
Happy Birthday, Nikola!