Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nicola Tesla



Today's genius is Nicola Tesla. The picture was taken in 1899 in his Colorado Springs research laboratory, where he was looking into some high energy experiments. Tesla was important because his insights, inventions, engineering and mathmatical work is what enabled practical electrical power generation, distribution and use. Being responsible for enabling usable electrical power to be provided to all homes is a pretty big deal. Tesla, while he was a genius, was also a very quirky man. People are still trying to decipher and understand some of his writings and ideas.

5 comments:

  1. A very dynamic photo. This has been an interesting week!
    -Anne K.

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  2. I don't know, but he looks pretty calm sitting there wih all those lighting bolts junping around.

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  3. I consider Tesla to be a very cool guy, and also admire a sort of English counterpart of his, Oliver Heaviside. (Nice articles for both these guys on Wikipedia.) I wonder whether I could have gotten along with either or both on a personal level?

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  4. Wow! What a photo!

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  5. Tesla was definitely a genius !

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