Friday, July 10, 2009

Today is Nikola Tesla's Birthday!

So, for anybody who doesn't know, today is Nikola Tesla's birthday! Some of you may be asking, who the hell is Nikola Tesla? Well, he was an inventor, alive in the late 1800's and early 1900's. He was also an engineer of both mechanical and electrical machines, and invented many astonishing things for the time.

Among these were the Directed-energy weapon, an early method of wireless transmission that would later be adapted for use with the Radio, and the Tesla Coil. He also had many theorized inventions such as his Dynamic theory of gravity, or Tesla's Flying Machine, which was supposed to not use any airplane engines, but instead run on and generate electricity into a motor.

In my opinion, his most significant invention was the Tesla Coil, which would greatly increase the amount of electricity, and paved the way for more powerful electric inventions such as much of the medical equipment used today, or the computer you're reading this on right now!

So, happy birthday, Nikola Tesla... and thank you for pushing us into the 20th century, and beyond.

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