Nikola Tesla

The Tesla Coil

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Introdution

In our everyday life we're watching TV, working on the computer, turning on the lights when it gets dark, but we don't really think about the person who invented electricity. Some people call him " Lord of the Lightning ", but he is a super hero to me. Do you know who I'm talking about? It's Nikola Tesla.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

Inventor Who Lit Up the World

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. His father, Milutin Tesla, was a priest. His mother, Đuka Tesla, didn't really have a proper education, but could memorize a poem. She could make craft tools, and other interesting things. There are a lot of good ideas from her that probably helped Nikola with his inventions. Even at a young age, Tesla was very curious. He saw small electric strikes when he stroked his cat Macak. He wondered about lightning during a storm. He dreamed of turning Niagara Falls into electricity. Who knew his dream will come true? Nikola Tesla came to America in 1884. He began working with Thomas Edison. Tesla invented Alternating current, and sold it to George Westinghouse. They began being companions. Edison and Tesla argued about which product was better, the alternating current, or the direct current. This is known as the " War of the Currents." Tesla won. Now it's the standard power system. Poor and shut out from the world Nikola Tesla died January 7, 1943, at age of 86, left only with his thoughts and ideas. An organization bought his laboratory in 2013, and they plan to turn it into a museum.
Nikola Tesla's Life New Documentary Full

Nikola Tesla's Inventions

Nikola Tesla invented lots of things like the alternating current, radio, X - ray, and vacuum tubes, but I'm going to talk about only a couple of inventions. Nikola Tesla invented the Tesla Coil when he was 35 (1891). We still use the Tesla coil today in radios. He made the first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara falls. Two years later after he invented the Tesla coil he began working on his boldest project ever, a global communication system, through a large electric tower, providing free electricity throughout the world, but it failed because of money. He had no choice but to leave Long Island, New York, where he had begun making his tower. In 1917 the land was sold and the tower destroyed.
My Inventions by Nikola Tesla - audiobook -

Conclusion

If Nikola Tesla didn't invent the radio, and electricity, then we wouldn't have heard the audio book and seen the video about his life. He was the man who lit up the world. That's why he's my favorite inventor. You can learn more about him in the video and audio book that's included in my report.

Power Plant at Niagara Falls

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Nikola Tesla's Tower of Power

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Vacuum Tubes

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Books

Electrical Wizard - How Nikola Tesla lit up the world

By: Elizabeth Rusch

The Nikola Tesla Treasury

By: Nikola Tesla

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