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    electricity would change that. In 1878, Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb; in 1888, Frank Sprague’s electric trolley system became the first large-scale electric rail system in the world; in 1911, General Electric unveiled the first electric refrigerator. However, the rise of electricity was fraught with conflict over the type of electrical current. Starting in the 1870’s the fight over electric currents,…

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    “We need to understand the universe, it’s virtually around us at all times.” - Nikola Tesla. The inventions that Nikola Tesla made were remarkable and changed the world in many ways across his lifetime. ("Nikola Tesla Biography.”) . The Alternating Current is the most recognizable of all his inventions, and is still widely used across the globe to this day. The Alternating Current can make electricity flow either direction, which is more useful than the Direct Current which flows in only 1…

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    He came to the United States in 1884 and worked for sometime with Thomas Edison before they both parted ways. He sold many patent rights, including those to his alternating-current machinery, to George Westinghouse. His invention the tesla coil that he built in 1891 is still used in radio technology to this day. Tesla eventually died in New York City on January 7, 1943. Tesla didn't get as many patents as Edison did, he only obtained around 300 patents and sold his Alternating Current…

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    “all that”, but it was a major part of his track to success in inventing. Nikola Tesla’s Alternating Current motor was a major innovation that changed our world back at its time of invention and even currently. Electrically, the A.C. can change its direction of flow many times per second (Cooper 7). Challenging Thomas Edison’s Direct Current motor, Tesla’s A.C. a much cleverer alternative. The A.C. could travel hundreds of miles before stopping at an electrical plant, use thinner wire, and…

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    Nikola Tesla was an innovative intellectual of the Gilded Age whose ideas were far ahead of his time. The modern world would be nothing like it is today without Tesla’s insights. He revolutionized the scientific community and the world’s knowledge of electric current, but there were plenty of other interesting facets of his life and career. He was much more than an engineer, and unfortunately, many of his peers underestimated him on account of his quirkiness and battle with mental illness.…

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    unusual punishment” by specifying that the practice of the firing squad was neither cruel or unusual, but that methods of execution that would be cruel and unusual included burning alive, emboweling, beheading, quartering, and dissecting. Meanwhile, during the focus on finding what would be the most humane method available during the nineteenth century, if the death penalty were to be executed, the politics of business came into play between Thomas Edison and his competitor, George…

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    When Edison’s system went into operation on September 4th 1882, it illuminated a set of 1000 light bulbs in front of The New York Times office, powered by the power station down the road. At this moment, Edison’s dream would quickly become a reality as large cities with power stations began adopting Edison’s DC electrical grid. However, it would take the work of Tesla and Westinghouse before the modern AC/DC current would be created. The alternating current could more easily be converted into…

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    controlled or captured from any location. Tesla also said the energy was in longitudinal waves, proved later to be correct. With this mindset, Tesla then set a goal to harness, and identify energy. In 1882, Tesla identified the rotating magnetic field principle. The rotating magnetic field principle is set up in two-phase to three-phase machines, consisting of rotors and stators. The idea behind the principle is that the magnetic stator can be made to rotate electrically, when a magnetic rotor…

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    battle of the currents. In 1884 Nikola Tesla went to New York to work with Thomas Edison to discuss the Alternating and Direct current. Tesla told Edison that Direct current was not safe, and Edison said the Alternating current was dangerous and impractical. This means that they both had different opinions about the others current. Edison started the war of currents, which was a battle to prove whose current was better. The Alternating current lets strong electrical currents be sent long…

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