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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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    over 40 U.S. patents for advancements in alternating current technology, the type of electricity most used today. The U.S. patent office and U.S. Supreme Court also credit him for advancements in radio. Tesla also invented vacuum tubes that paved the way for television and held experiments that helped engineers create the cell phone. Modern electricity makes use of polyphase alternating current (AC).…

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    I've always been intrigued by the Tesla coil at Fry's Electronics, a number of bright bolts just flying rampant. Nikola Tesla has delivered a number of contributions that is still used today. The majority of electric power today has been derived from Nikola. He changed the efficiency of electric current, discovered transmitting and receiving radio signals, created first RC boat, and his most popular invention the Tesla coil. Arriving in the US in 1884 at age 28, Nikola had always has the passion…

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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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    Robert Kennedy once said that “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself,” but what defines ‘greatness’? Historically, the debate on ‘what is greatness?’ has been extensively explored. The inconsistency in the characterizations and descriptions of greatness along with the suggested answers to the question ‘what is a great person?’ have driven prior conflicting voices to exceed into the present. In continuing to develop as a controversial subject, contemporary voices have joined the…

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    Have you ever heard of an AC motor? Probably not. What about a radio? These are things you probably use everyday. The inventor of the AC motor and radio was Nikola Tesla. One of his inventions, the Tesla Coil, was used in early radio antennas. He was a brilliant man with a powerful imagination. He won the ‘war of currents’ and made lighting. And this is his story. He was born in July of 1856, in the small town of Gospic. He was named after his father, Nikola Tesla. The last name…

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