Happy Nikola Tesla Day!

on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted in TLC Blog

Happy Nikola Tesla Day!


(photo from www.teslasocierty.com)

For anyone who didn’t know (I’ll be honest, I didn’t until today), July 10th, Nikola Tesla’s birthday, has also been hailed as Nikola Tesla day…. An important holiday for the science geeks of the world!  Anyone would be silly not to want to honor the man whose brilliant mind introduced many new concepts in to the world that are just as important now as they were over 100 years ago. 

The Tesla Memorial Society of New York (www.teslasociety.com) would like Tesla day to be an international day celebrated by people all over the world.

They state that “This day will be a day of remembrance for Tesla’s work and for his contribution to humanity.  This day will be important for science, peace, progress and brotherhood among nations and religions around the world.” 

Clearly, Tesla’s achievements stretched well beyond the world of science. 

Don’t look at this as another boring history lesson (we all sat through plenty of those in school), but rather, look at this as a day to unleash your inner geek and reflect on everything that this man contributed to the modern world as we have come to know it.

Here is a list of a few of Tesla’s greatest achievements. I won’t go in to much detail about each of these, because there are plenty of sources out there that will, so I’ll leave that to them.  J

  • Rotating Magnetic Field (1882- Budapest, Hungary).  This discovery is a fundamental principle of physics and is also considered to be one of the greatest discoveries of all time. 
  • Alternating Current.  This is the achievements that lights up the whole world today. Tesla isn’t known as “the genius who lit up the world” for nothing, right?
  • AC Motor.  Considered to be one of the ten greatest inventions of all time.  This motor (also known as an induction motor) was groundbreaking in terms of how household appliances worked in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Tesla Coil.  This is an electrical circuit that was invented by Tesla around 1891. It is one of his most famous inventions.
  • Tesla Unit.  T=W/m².  This equation is known as the International “Tesla” Unit of Magnetic Flux Density.  Tesla is one of only three American Scientists who have been honored with an international unit.  This is the highest honor of a scientist’s recognition. 
  • Radio.  Tesla created a basic design for radio around 1892, and he patented a radio controlled robot in 1898.  Most of his work with radio is unknown.
  • **This is just a sample of Tesla’s contributions and achievements.  To learn more, I encourage you to visit www.teslasociety.com, where I obtained my facts for this post! **



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I hope that you take some time not only today, but every day, to honor the brilliant mind of Nikola Tesla.  It seems as though he had his share of quirks just like the rest of us, but his genius is unmistakable.  We would not be able to enjoy many of the modern technologies that we do if it wasn’t for Tesla’s contributions to science and the modern world.  Hope you have enjoyed reading this. J

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
~Nikola Tesla~




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