Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla  was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer,mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.   Image source: http://images5.fanpop.com/

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Nikola Tesla's Family

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire, to Milutin Tesla, an orthodox priest and his wife, Djuka Mandic, an inventive homemaker who, in her spare time, created household appliances. He was the fourth of five children in his family. He had an eidetic memory with a knack for electrical inventions. He always credited his mother’s genetic influence for his creative abilities.Image source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com 

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Nikola Tesla's Family
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Tesla AC Motor

His most notable contribution is in designing the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. It proved to be a more efficient and effective method as compared to the direct current (DC) system of Edison in transmitting electricity in a grid.Image Source: http://swh.schoolworkhelper.netdna-cdn.com/

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Tesla AC Motor
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Tesla Coil

One of his most celebrated inventions was the ‘Tesla Coil’, a circuit that transforms energy into extremely high voltage charges, creating powerful electrical fields capable of producing spectacular electrical arcs.Image source: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/

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Tesla Coil
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The Father of the Radio

In 1943, he was dubbed as the “the father of the radio” for his significant contributions to the development of radio. Image source: www.teslauniverse.com

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The Father of the Radio
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AC Machinery

Nikola Tesla played a pioneering role in the development of radar technology, X-ray technology and the rotating magnetic field—the basis of most of AC machinery.

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AC Machinery
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Nikola Tesla's personal life

Nikola Tesla had a photographic memory with the talent to speak in eight languages.He worked for almost 15 hours a day with not more than two hours of sleep. He walked for eight to ten miles each day and did not have much of a social life.   Image source : www.upload.wikimedia.org

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Nikola Tesla's personal life
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Tesla and his pets.

Nikola Tesla became a vegetarian in his later years, living on only milk, bread, honey, and vegetable juices. He used to feed pigeons on an everyday basis near the end of his life. Image Source: www.pigeonpatrol.ca

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Tesla and his pets.
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Nikola Tesla's sense of humor

Most people are completely unaware of the fact that Nikola Tesla had an amazing sense of humor. People think of scientists as super dry individuals. But Tesla was an inventor first.   Image source: http://www.thebushconnection.com/

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Nikola Tesla's sense of humor
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Nikola Tesla's death

Nikola Tesla died of unknown causes on January 7, 1943 in a hotel room in the New York City. It was later confirmed from examining that he died of coronary thrombosis.   Image Source: http://www.nikolatesla369.com/

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Nikola Tesla's death
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