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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

Today is the 150th birthday of Nikola Tesla. Here is an attempt to put in one place as much as can be found about the celebrations of his birthday and birth-year, the information about Tesla, the mentions in the media and on blogs, etc. I will keep updating this post throughout the day so, please,…

Quotes Of The Day – Tesla

Today’s Quotes of the Day: Nikola Tesla was born at Smiljan in the Lika region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, an area now in Croatia. After studying electrical engineering at the Austrian Polytechnic at Graz, Austria he became the chief electrician at the phone company in Budapest, then worked for Continental Edison at Paris. His supervisor…

Tesla birthday tomorrow

Dont’ forget to write something about Tesla tomorrow for his 150th birthday. If you do, please send me the URL so I can include it in a kind of a carnival-like linkfest for this occasion.

Violet Fire – the Tesla Opera

As I have noted before, there is an opera about Tesla, called Violet Fire in preperation for the grand opening in the Belgrade’s National Theater on July 9th, on the eve of 150th birthday of Nikola Tesla. I have since received a little bit more information about it. Here I translated some snippets from Belgrade…

Nikola Tesla Quotes, Vol.3

“Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.” “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” “Even matter called inorganic, believed to be…

Nikola Tesla Quotes, Vol.2

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.” “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.” (Modern Mechanics and Inventions. July, 1934) “The scientific man does not aim…

Nikola Tesla Quotes, Vol.1

“The last 29 days of the month [are] the hardest.” “Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.” (Modern Mechanics and Inventions, July, 1934) “The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; First, a feeble…

Nikola Tesla’s Personality

This is a quick, rough translation of an article that ran in a Serbian newspaper a few days ago. It is written by a professor of psychology at the University of Belgrade, Prof.Dr.Zarko Trebjesanin, whose book about psychology of Tesla just got published in Belgrade. Posthumous psychoanalyzing is always suspect, but it is usually harmless…

Tesla links of the day

Apparently, there is yet another movie made about Tesla this year. Violet Fire Opera is an opera about Tesla. It will open in National Theater in Belgrade on July 10th. There is some stuff about the history of radio and moving pictures. Both essays mention Tesla’s contributions. Tesla Roadster is creating quite a buzz. I…

Check out the Brief Look at the Life of Nikola Tesla on Strange Culture. The Genius Of Persistence What is Tesla Press? If you are in Burlington, VT on July 9th, you can go to the mad Tesla birthday party. It’s at this guy’s place. Carnegie Mellon University unveils bust of great inventor Tesla. And…