Never Tesla Day
What day is it?
The whole world celebrates July 10 Day Never Tesla. On this day, in 1856, this outstanding Serbian physicist, engineer, rationalizer and inventor was born. He owns numerous inventions in the fields of electricity and electrical engineering. He is the author of the theory of alternating current, he created the world’s first electric motor with alternating current, and also made many other great discoveries that became decisive for the development of world technology.
How did the idea to celebrate Never Tesla Day come about?
The future inventor was born on July 10, 1856 in a small Croatian village. At that time, Croatia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Rumor has it that he is small Nikola was born at exactly 00:00 on a stormy night.
Childhood and youth
The parents of the future physicist were representatives of the clergy. Nikolay had two brothers and two sisters. He was the fourth oldest child. The boy studied in one of the Croatian gymnasiums. From childhood he was interested in physics, and after finishing school he became a student at the University of Graz, later he graduated from Charles University in Prague.
After receiving his education, the boy moved to Budapest and in 1881 became an employee of the telegraph company. A year later, Nikola Tesla goes to Paris, where he managed to get a place in Edison’s company, where he creates an alternating current generator.
Life in America
1884, Tesla moves to New York, where he continues his work for Edison and is noted for his broad outlook and remarkable achievements. But constant disagreements with Edison force the young physicist to leave his job. Edison and Tesla could not agree on the future of alternating current. The first advocated the need for direct current only, while Nikola tried to prove the importance of alternating current.
He implements his theories in cooperation with George Westinghouse. He worked for his electrical engineering company Westinghouse Electric. From that time, the most fruitful period of the life of an outstanding engineer and physicist began. It was at this time that he showed himself as a talented inventor. By the way, Westinghouse bought about 50 patents from Tesla with a total cost of $1,000.
In 1895, as a result of research Never Teslathe world’s largest hydroelectric plant was launched at Niagara Falls, which was equipped with generators designed by him.
The first radio signals
Few people know, but humanity owes its existence to radio Nikola Tesla. After all, in 1896 he was the first to transmit radio signals over a long distance at that time – up to 50 km. 3 years later, he organized a laboratory to study the electrical potential of our planet. Thanks to the research that took place in this laboratory, Tesla comes to the conclusion that electrical energy can be transmitted over long distances without using any wires. So, in the late 1890s, he demonstrates the world’s high-frequency electric motors.
In the early 1900s, our hero worked on the famous Wardenclyffe project – an electrical station that was supposed to transmit energy without wires. However, the construction of the power plant was stopped due to a lack of funds and the refusal of some investors to invest in this project.
Nikola Tesla died at the age of 86 in the United States of America.
Never Tesla Day in history
July 10The future inventor was born in a small Croatian village.
1882Got a place in Edison’s company.
Created a working model of an induction generator of alternating current.
1884Nikola Tesla moves to New York.
1890sDemonstrates the world’s high-frequency electric motors.
1895As a result of Nikola Tesla’s research, the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant was launched at Niagara Falls, which was equipped with generators developed by him.
1898The inventor showed the first radio-controlled boat and explained the principles of its operation. The boat could sail without people on board, it could be controlled by radio signals.
1900sNikola Tesla is working on the famous Wardenclyffe project – an electrical station that was supposed to transmit energy without wires.
1943Nikola Tesla died at the age of 86 in the United States of America.
Great inventions of an outstanding rationalizer
He did not walk, but ran much faster than his contemporaries. He was not fully understood, his talents were not recognized during his lifetime, because his inventions were significantly ahead of their time. Even today, some of his inventions are considered revolutionary. During his lifetime, Tesla received more than 700 patents for his inventions and innovations. Below you can familiarize yourself with some of them.
- Nikola Tesla is the pioneer of high-frequency electronics, it was he who invented such electrical devices as a generator and a transformer.
- In 1888, work on the development of ultra-high frequency electric generators began. They were created as a result of research in the field of rotating magnetic field.
- In the early 90s of the 19th century Tesla creates a device for receiving high-frequency oscillations of high voltage. The basis for the creation of this device was a Tesla transformer.
- In 1891, the engineer and inventor gave an open lecture where he demonstrated the features of radio communication. Two years later, the first antenna for wireless transmission of radio signals was created. The so-called Tesla coils were also invented, which are still important today for the creation of artificial lightning.
- Since the introduction of Tesla, electrical devices are widely used in the medical field. As a result of careful research, the scientist-inventor came to the conclusion that at a current frequency of more than 700 Hz, it flows over the surface of the skin without damaging the tissues of the body.
- In 1888, Tesla received a patent for the so-called AC asynchronous electric motor. In this device, the speed of rotation of the magnetic field of the stator does not coincide with the speed of the rotor.
- Nikola Tesla is considered to be the first engineer who created a fluorescent lamp project.
- In 1898, the inventor showed interested parties the first radio-controlled boat and explained the principles of its operation. The boat could sail without people on board, it could be controlled by radio signals.
- A large operating hydroelectric plant on Niagara.
- It was Nikola Tesla who invented the first remote control.
Interesting facts from the life and activities of Tesla
- He was the first to predict the emergence of mobile communication. In the days of telegraph communication, Tesla claimed that communication over long distances could be maintained with the help of wireless energy. In addition, the scientist convinced that later “we we will hear and see each other at great distances as wonderfully as if we were next to each other.” He also talked about the dimensions of these devices, which will be radically different in size from the first phones and will be able to be carried in a pocket.
- The genius had an extraordinary photographic memory. He memorized the content of voluminous books after a short viewing. Tesla called his power “brain engineering.” That is, his brain visualized all the inventions in the smallest details, while he could not write anything down. For example, he actually created an electric motor while walking in a Budapest park while reading Goethe’s Faust.
- More than 100 years ago Tesla advocated for renewable energy sources. His pen is an article in the periodical “The Century” (“Century”), where he writes about his concern about the excessive consumption of energy sources by man. For example, at that time coal was burned in large quantities, when only 2% of its energy was used. Nikola Tesla was inclined to the possibility of using solar and wind energy.
- The inventor did not like round things, did not recognize jewelry, and also never touched other people’s hair. Tesla slept 2 hours a day. He worked from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., then had dinner and continued working until two or three in the morning. Despite heavy workload and insufficient sleep, he lived for 87 years.
- Despite all his achievements Nikola Tesla died in debt and in utter loneliness in a cheap hotel room.
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