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  • (noun): United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943).
    Synonyms: Nikola Tesla
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Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

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Teleforce - Critical Inventions
... In 1940, Tesla estimated that each station would cost no more than $2,000,000 and could have been constructed in a few months ... Tesla claimed to have worked on plans for a directed-energy weapon from the early 1900s until his death ... In 1937, at a luncheon in his honor concerning the death ray, Tesla stated, "But it is not an experiment.. ...
Tesla's Oscillator
... Tesla's electro-mechanical oscillator or earthquake machine is a steam-powered mechanical oscillator invented by Nikola Tesla in 1898 ... The machine which Tesla tested was small, around seven inches (178 mm) long, and weighing one or two pounds something "you could put in your overcoat pocket" ... It was reported that in 1898 Tesla's New York lab was nearly shaken to pieces by this little device, operated by five pounds of air pressure acting against a special pneumatic piston device ...
Top Gear Controversies - Tesla Roadster Review
... Clarkson presented a segment featuring the Tesla Roadster, including a test drive ... Tesla Motors spokesperson stated that the cars provided never reached less than 20% charge, none needed to be pushed off the track at any point, the recharge time was 3.5 hours, and ... by the findings in this film and is content that it offers a fair representation of the Tesla's performance on the day it was tested", without addressing the other concerns ...
Characters Of Sanctuary - Recurring Characters - Nikola Tesla
... For the real life electrical engineer on whom the character is based, see Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla, played by Jonathon Young (recurring) is a member of the Five, where ... Tesla eventually leaves the Five and goes underground for over 60 years to resurrect his vampiric ancestors ... Tesla responds by torturing him, though this unwittingly restores Druitt's sanity ...
Tesla - Gallery
... Tesla's passport from 1883 Tesla's grades at the Higher Real Gymnasium for the years 1872-3 Copy of the induction motor (two phases) from 1887 ... The original Tesla's induction motor from 1887 is today exposed in Imperial College London Cross-section of asynchronous motor built on Tesla′s principles Three-phase system with rotating magnetic fields ... energy Model of boat on remote control Telecommand of model boat Tesla coil Tesla's magnifying transmitter in Colorado Springs ...

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  • (noun): A unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter.

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