5 the most insane inventions of Nikola Tesla
• 5 the most insane inventions of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was, certainly, an eccentric scientist, but many believe that his inventions were more prominent than the invention of Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison. His electric car, violent imagination and eccentric style have become a symbol of "a crazy genius."
Here are some of the most insane of his inventions:
1. The wireless power
About 120 years ago, in 1893 at the World Exhibition in Chicago, Tesla demonstrated wireless transmission of electricity, lighting a number of phosphoric light bulbs in a process called electrodynamic induction. He dreamed that one day this technology will help us to transmit electricity over long distances in the atmosphere, providing remote areas with the necessary energy for a comfortable stay.
Now, after more than a century, large companies such as Intel and Sony are interested in the use of nonradiative energy transfer to such things as mobile phones, so that we can charge the battery without power cables.
Research Tesla in the field of electromagnetism helped radiologists around the world see the human anatomy without having to cut open his stomach. However, at the end of the 1880s, this idea seemed quite insane.
Although the discovery of X-rays attributed to German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, Tesla was in his experiments with this technology for eight years before Roentgen noticed some danger of radiation for human flesh.
3. Death Ray
In 1930, Nikola Tesla, according to some allegations, invented the weapons of the particle beam, which is called "ray of death." In theory, the device can generate actively directed beam of energy that could be used to destroy enemy aircraft, army and other things.
However, the "death ray" was never released Tesla, although he tried to sell it to various military units.
Tesla imagined that an entire race of robots will be able to safely and effectively perform the work of people in the future. In 1898, he demonstrated his invention of a radio-controlled boat that many consider "the birth of robotics." He predicted that soon the world will be filled with intelligent machines, robots, sensors and different autonomous systems.
5. Machine, causing an earthquake
In the zhe1898-year Tesla stated that developed an oscillator, which shook the building, and all that were with him. The device weighed about a kilogram, but the scientist was able to adjust the time of oscillation at this frequency that each little vibration adds more energy the wave curves of the building. With a sufficient number of small shocks even the largest building could shatter into pieces.
Realizing the potential dangers of his invention, he broke the alternator with a hammer and asked his employees in which case the state of complete ignorance about the causes of earthquakes.