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Worlds Biggest Tesla Coil Goes Live!

This demonstration was held at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs Arkansas.


http://youtu.be/Y6iGXBZuVPQ




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I want one of those

I'd be good, I promise...
hehehe...

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

I live

I live 3 miles from Mid-America. That thing is impressive.

Live Free Or Die

Wardenclyffe Back in the Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

Excerpt from documentary entitled "Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit The World". Information regarding the Wardenclyffe Tower, which Tesla said would provide the world with free wireless electricity.


http://youtu.be/MUSSkbMvIA0

http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/

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Tesla: Master of Lighting, Gatherer of Light. Mark Twain friend.

Nikola Tesla demonstrates to Mark Twain. Twain amazes Tesla.

Tesla also used his unusual cognitive abilities to memorize long passages of the many works he enjoyed, supposedly memorizing entire books with is uncanny photographic memory. One of his favorite writers was Mark Twain, whom he would later befriend and host many visits with at his laboratory at 35 South Fifth avenue in the late 1890s. Tesla even went so far as to credit Twain with his recovery of his early illnesses, stating that he found the writer’s early novels “so captivating as to make me utterly forget my hopeless state.” Half a century after his illnesses had passed, the two met for the first time in New York, at which time Tesla shared the story of his recovery with Twain, recounting his amazement at seeing “the great man of laughter burst into tears.”

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Clemens and London

Can you imagine if Nikola Tesla and Edgar Cayce had gotten together.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce


http://youtu.be/Xn76PGlfbsA

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Edison was a scumbag...

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were pals...heck, they even had winter vacation homes next door to each other in Sarasota, FL!! As I recall the story (and correct me if I'm not straight with this), Mr. Tesla came to Amerika to work with Edison only to be told "no thanks, but I know someone who will hire you"....that someone was Mr. Ford. So, Tesla goes to work for Ford building Model T's and after only a couple weeks goes into the boss' office complaining about the big, heavy generator used on the car. "Son, I'll give you $50,000 if you can improve on that!"
Well, in just a few days Tesla has invented the world's first diode turning the generator into an alternator!! He invented AC power in a matter of days! "Where's my money?" he asked. "Boy, you need to learn American humor" was the answer.
Both Ford and Edison lied and cheated poor Nikola out of all sorts of cool stuff...I'm not sure, but I would imagine there was a connection between those two a-holes and the Wall Street a-holes of the day. Lie - steal - cheat...win at all costs.

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Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

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The Edison and Ford Estates...



Are in Fort Myers, Florida. Where I live!


Exercise Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

The mystique around Tesla is

The mystique around Tesla is unfounded. A great engineer, yes; uncredited technological prophet, no. Remember R.A. Fessenden had created wireless telephony in 1906. This was the first two way transatlantic wireless message.

Insider Look at Edison & Ford

http://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Friends-Firestone-Charles-Lin...

I'm not an Edison fan.

Backlash and decline:

Many independent filmmakers, who controlled from one-quarter to one-third of the domestic marketplace, responded to the creation of the MPPC by moving their operations to Hollywood, whose distance from Edison's home base of New Jersey made it more difficult for the MPPC to enforce its patents

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company

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Anyone seen the one in the Boston Science museum?

It is a larger and more impressive display:

http://www.mos.org/live-presentations/lightning

They have a variety of Tesla coils and Van de Graaff generators. I saw a show there last year at a conference that had rented out the museum for the night for a private party.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

I wonder how much of Edison's work

... was plagiarized from his "assistant" Nicola Tesla ? Hmmmmmm ?

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The future, for which I have really worked, is mine."
—Tesla
http://www.teslaenergy.org/

http://www.teslashop.us/

http://www.teslauniverse.com/

Edison might have been

Edison might have been unscrupulous but his genius is equally well established. His work on recording and sound was revolutionary as well as visionary. Recorded music owes everything to the guy and so I can't really bring myself to hate the guy.

Plus he had done

himself in because he had no idea how to run a business, and let JPM steal it from under his nose, that's where GE comes from.lol

#Karma, it's a b.itch

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Yes, on all accounts he was a

Yes, on all accounts he was a terrible person but I can't ignore the good that he did. That's all I'm saying =D

I just wish fate had treated Tesla better. People like him are like loopholes in reality allowing all of mankind to make quantum leaps forward in a single generation. Unfortunately, due to their genius such people are seldom appreciated enough in their own time. Only history preserves their legacy.

Probably Not

Edison was credited for inventing all sorts of things, but if you look into each invention you find a greater man he stole the idea from.
He had money to mass produce what others created and put his name on it (e.g. "Edison bulb").
I'm not going to believe he contributed anything to recorded music other than profiting off others' work unless proven otherwise. He was the Bill Gates of his time.

If you're not going to

If you're not going to believe it no matter what then I really don't know what to say..

The difference between this and other fields was that he was incredibly passionate about accurate recordings and sunk a lot of money into it. He may not have invented some things but he revolutionized music by perfecting them.

He was the first ever audiophile =D

Read Again

I didn't say "no matter what", I just don't invest belief in hearsay.
Like I said, if there's proof of something I'm all ears.

Nikola Tesla

Heard of him because of the Rock Band named after him. Never mentioned in the Gov't school curriculum.

http://www.dailypaul.com/270001/time-for-my-nightly-jam-sess...

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You couldn't have been paying

You couldn't have been paying attention in physics then because the unit of magnetic field strength is named after him. A Tesla.

They couldn't have got away without mentioning him in the induction motor either.

Gauss?

Gauss?

=10^-4 uT More functional

=10^-4 uT

More functional unit.

Ampere, Faraday etc are also HUGE units for their respective hysical quantities but pretty ubiquitous for those who are into science.

Didn't take a Physics Class Although...

I did make it a point in a College course to bring up Tesla's name when Marconi was mentioned, and made the correction as to who was the actual Radio Pioneer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_radio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

In 1900, Tesla was granted patents for a "system of transmitting electrical energy" and "an electrical transmitter". When Guglielmo Marconi made his famous first ever transatlantic radio transmission in 1901, Tesla quipped that it was done with 17 Tesla patents. This was the beginning of years of patent battles over radio with Tesla's patents being upheld in 1903, followed by a reverse decision in favor of Marconi in 1904. In 1943, a Supreme Court of the United States decision restored the prior patents of Tesla.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Radio_Controversy

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Yeah, then its

Yeah, then its different.

Edison is more of a pop culture figure on account of being more of a public figure so in physics, especially electricity you hear a lot more about Tesla than Edison.

I actually came to know about Edison in any detail when I read a book called Sound:An Evolution(really can't remember but something like that).

His tendency to take credit for others' work was well documented by other sources but all the things he had done for the recording industry came to light after reading this book. He was a bad m-effer but so was Newton. Great minds tend to be a little antisocial anyway so I would ignore that side of him and prefer to remember the good work that he did do.

Not to take anything away from Tesla. His was the kind of mind that was years ahead of its time as a consequence of which he never really managed to fit in despite his prodigious talents.

This isolation probably fed his obsessive pursuit of science. Absolutely love the guy and wish he had been alive today. Today's world is far kinder to unsettled geniuses, if only to take advantage of them.

Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla

http://www.amazon.com/Wizard-Nikola-Biography-Genius-Citadel...


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