Rich's Tribute to Nikola Tesla
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Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, "Let Tesla be", and all was light. - B.A. Behrend

Nikola Tesla was born "at the stroke of midnight" with lightning striking during a summer storm.

He was born in Smiljani near Gospić, Lika, (then a Military Frontier of Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is now in Croatia).

The attending midwife commented that, "He'll be a child of the storm..." to which his mother replied, "No, of Light."
Artwork by Mark Bean

Unlike Thomas Edison, the name Nikola Tesla isn't one you will hear
all that much. Many argue that it should be just as ubiquitous as Edison's.

What follows here is a listing of pages about Nikola Tesla and therefore comprise my tribute to a man that was very gifted and talented, and unfortunately, he is all but forgotten and almost completely unacknowledged in the technological field.

Nikola Tesla was "a visionary genius as fertile as any in the modern history of science", and, had Tesla been born today, he would still be ahead of his time.

He would be called a "Genius" by some, and a "Madman" by others.

Artwork by Mark Bean
 

Nikola Tesla was the first to blaze the trail for the creation of incredible, world transforming devices that we, in the world of today, take for granted. Tesla invented such things as: radio, the bladeless turbine, wireless communication, fluorescent lighting, the induction motor, a telephone repeater, the rotating magnetic field principle, the poly-phase alternating current system, alternating current power transmission, Tesla Coil transformer, and more than 700 other patents.
 

Nikola Tesla was an inventor who accumulated 700-plus patents worldwide for his inventions. Many of Tesla's patents were in the United States, Britain, and Canada, but many other patents were approved in countries around the globe.

Like Thomas Edison, Tesla's patents were related to, or act as improvements on, existing technologies. However, and, unlike Edison, Tesla was more the solitary inventor than the research lab director.
 

Many of Tesla's patents were in the United States, Britain, and Canada, but many other patents were approved in countries around the globe. Like Thomas Edison, his patents were related to or act as improvements on existing technologies. Unlike Edison, Tesla was more the solitary inventor than the research lab director.
 
Tesla's  inventions and developments include (but, are not limited to): the induction motor, various devices that use rotating magnetic fields, the alternating current poly-phase power distribution system, the fundamental devices of systems of wireless communication (legal priority for the invention of radio), radio frequency oscillators, devices for voltage magnification by standing waves, robotics, logic gates for secure radio frequency communications, devices for x-rays, devices for ionized gases, devices for high field emission, devices for charged particle beams, voltage multiplication circuitry, devices for high voltage discharges, devices for lightning protection, the bladeless turbine, and VTOL (Vertical Takeoff Or Landing) aircraft.
 
Life® magazine, in a special double-issue, listed Nikola Tesla in the "100 Most Important People in the Last 1000 Years". Tesla occupied the 57th position. He was also listed as one of Discovery Channel's 'Greatest Americans' (Nikola Tesla was Voted #97 out of the Top 100 Greatest Americans for 2005).

 

Now, take a trip now through my tribute pages to a man that I will not soon forget ... Nikola Tesla!

All of these articles are Local (to AdvancedTomFoolery) Pages.
 

 

Some other great Nikola Tesla related links are:

Please note that the following links below point to web sites and
pages that leave my Nikola Tesla tribute page and go to other pages.

Some of these following web pages listed below may be outdated or may
no longer exist...
I have no control of, nor responsibility for, the links that are or have
changed, are dead, or just no longer exist.

I do try to keep this list updated and cleaned up to reduce old, dead
or otherwise non-existent links, but I may fall behind at times.
Clicking on the following links will open each link in a New Window!
 

There will be more pages and items added, appended,  and amended as I
get the time, chance and information to make the changes and additions.

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