Nikola Tesla is well-known for his fabulous innovations. Tesla’s inventions from over a century ago are still used in almost all modern power distribution and production systems. Tesla plays a signicant role in the developement of radio transmission, remote controls, fluorescent lighting, car starter coils, and even the way many signals are encoded into a single frequency for broadcast and digital processing.
Many of Nikola Tesla’s inventions went unrecognized, while others were lost when his notebooks were burned. His research was stolen by the FBI at the end of his life, and it was only recently that it was made public.
The Tesla Coil
Nikola Tesla invented the Tesla coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit, in 1891. It is used to generate high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency alternating current. Tesla experimented with a variety of setups that included two, or sometimes three, connected resonant electric circuits.
The magnifying transmitter was a Tesla coil modification. Rather of being built to discharge to the earth, the magnifying transmitter was set to the Earth's inherent resonant circuit to generate standing waves of electrical energy that could be captured by a tuned receiving circuit. Tesla attempted to provide free wireless electricity to all by conveying information from one tower to another through resonance, building on the revelations of the Tesla coil. Currents were sent from one circuit to the next, increasing in frequency until lightning struck from one tower to the next. He powered his laboratory wirelessly by attaching a wire to the tower and running it around it. He demonstrated the impact to the audience on stage by utilizing light bulbs that were not powered by any source. A kilometer away, the magnifying transmitter successfully transmitted an electrical current.
Nikola Tesla patented the Tesla turbine in 1913 as a bladeless centripetal flow turbine. It is known as a bladeless turbine. Because it uses the boundary-layer effect rather than a fluid impinging on the blades as in a typical turbine, the Tesla turbine is also known as the boundary-layer turbine, cohesion-type turbine, and Prandtl-layer turbine (after Ludwig Prandtl). Researchers in bioengineering have dubbed it a multiple-disk centrifugal pump. One of Tesla's goals for the turbine's application was geothermal power, as outlined in Our Future Motive Power.
The Shadowgraph is another name for x-rays, but Tesla's word better describes the process. By transmitting radioactive waves through the human body, an x-ray provides a silhouette of the region caught. Despite the fact that Rontgen invented the technology, Tesla improved it to produce crisper images.
Tesla was working on building a radio capable of transmitting a signal fifty kilometers before his lab burned destroyed. However, before it was finished, another individual in England got a patent for a similar radio device. If he had succeeded, Nikola Tesla's innovation would have outperformed the British invention in terms of strength.
Tesla's neon lamp (or sign) was a modification of existing neon light technology that allowed him to construct words and graphics. Tesla did not invent fluorescent or neon lighting, but he did contribute to their advancement. He used the lights to make the first neon sign. He displayed neon light signs and how they can make distinctive designs and even form words at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
The Niagara Falls Commission chose Tesla to develop the Niagara Falls hydroelectric power generation utilizing his alternating power technology. Tesla's technique, regarded as the first power plant, was used to give energy to the masses all over the world.
Nikola Tesla invented the induction motor with a rotating magnetic field, which enabled machine unit drives and made AC power transmission economically practical. Tesla maintained an experimental business at 89 Liberty Street in New York in 1887 and 1888, where he invented the induction motor.
In 1898, Tesla built a remote control boat to display at Madison Square Garden. The rudder and propeller of a boat. Tesla called the watercraft "devil automata," and he recognized its military potential in conducting war remotely. There was an electric motor driving both the propeller and the rudder, a storage battery, and a device for receiving radio signals delivered from the control box inside the boat's hull.
Blueprints & Patents
NIKOLA TESLA CANADIAN PATENT 135174 - FLUID PROPULSION
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 568,178 - METHOD OF REGULATING APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING ELECTRIC CURRENTS OF HIGH FREQUENCY
NIKOLA TESLA GERMAN PATENT 109865 - CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH LIQUID CONDUCTOR
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 382,282 - METHOD OF CONVERTING AND DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC CURRENTS
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 336,962 - REGULATOR FOR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 1,061,206 - TURBINE
NIKOLA TESLA CANADIAN PATENT 29537 - SYSTEM OF ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION OF POWER
NIKOLA TESLA BRITISH PATENT 185,446 - METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR AERIAL TRANSPORTATION
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 424,036 - ELECTRO-MAGNETIC MOTOR
NIKOLA TESLA GERMAN PATENT 136841 - PROCESS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL VIBRATIONS
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 464,666 - ELECTRO-MAGNETIC MOTOR
NIKOLA TESLA BRITISH PATENT 6481 - IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO THE ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION OF POWER AND TO APPARATUS THEREFOR
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 517,900 - STEAM ENGINE
NIKOLA TESLA BRITISH PATENT 1877 - IMPROVEMENTS IN ELECTRIC LAMPS
NIKOLA TESLA U.S. PATENT 555,190 - ALTERNATING MOTOR
NIKOLA TESLA BRITISH PATENT 174,544 - IMPROVEMENTS IN METHODS OF AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION OF POWER BY ELASTIC FLUID TURBINES
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