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10 crazy ideas by Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla is considered a great, but notorious scientist. He can be called a genius, and a madman, but in a non-standard mind and a beautiful imagination, he can not be denied. Tesla invented thousands of ingenious inventions, but many of them, in the final analysis, were considered impractical or too dangerous.

The use of cosmic rays

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Tesla was fond of free energy. In his design, free energy could be obtained from atomic energy or ray energy - this would provide almost infinite resources with minimal costs. Most scientists consider the idea of ​​free energy development pseudoscience.

Tesla believed that if he could build a working machine to use this energy, the world would forever forget about energy problems. He believed that small particles constantly move around us faster than the speed of light, and if we build a machine capable of catching these particles, they can be converted into useful energy. He even received a patent for his idea, but in practice it did not.

Electrodynamic induction

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Despite the fact that Tesla was the discoverer of alternating current, he dreamed of a world without wires. He proposed the creation of a world-wide wireless system based on the Tesla Tower, which transmits electricity to the whole world without wires. He proved the viability of the idea by demonstrating the light bulb from Tesla's coil.

He built the Tower of the Wordcliff in New York. Unfortunately, the project was cut off by funding after the sponsor found out that Tesla wants to give everyone free energy. If he were given the opportunity to translate the idea into reality, we could have a system of fully renewable energy, in addition to an environmentally friendly system.

The tower was eventually dismantled for scrap. And recently, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to light a light bulb without wires from a distance of seven meters, thereby proving Tesla's correctness.

Cold Fire

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Tesla proposed once and for all to give up soap and water for washing. Of course, water and electricity are not friendly with each other, but microbes with electricity are even more hostile than with water.

Under the influence of an anomaly known as a "cold fire", the human body will be under the voltage of a fast alternating current of 2.5 million volts. In this case, a person would have to stand on a metal plate. And it would look as if a person is enveloped in flames.

The method could be much more effective than traditional soap and water. Tesla also claimed that this method is also a medicine: he could warm a person, give him a charge of vivacity (and yet another) and produce ozone. The project failed - no one began to sponsor it. The scientist did not always have any luck with sponsors.

Teslaoscope

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Tesla intended to create a device for communication with aliens. He claimed that he had talked with representatives of extraterrestrial intelligent life several times with the help of his TeslaScope, but nobody had checked it.

In another way, the telescope can be used as a hyperspace generator: it converts the free energy of cosmic rays into energy that people can use. It can also transmit an enormous amount of energy through space, regardless of distance.

Unfortunately, no one really believed in Tesla's communication with aliens-he had no evidence. But he continued to insist on his.

Death ray

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Although many Tesla inventions may seem dangerous, he himself hated the war, so he spent much time and energy working on the "ray of death" - so he hoped to end all wars once and for all. "Ray of Death" worked as a particle accelerator, capable of firing a beam of powerful particles over a distance of more than 250 km. Tesla argued that this could melt any engine and knock down any aircraft. The creation of the accelerator needed only $ 2 million.

The investor DP Morgan gave the idea of ​​money refused. Governments also did not give money, despite all the arguments of the scientist. The Russian government, however, showed some interest, and around it goes a lot of rumors - in particular, this is one of the versions of the Tunguska explosion.

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Edison was furious - his pupil himself is doing some experiments! He did everything possible to discredit Tesla with his invention, claiming that because of this, people will burn at home and die. But this time Tesla's ideas, fortunately, took root.

Weather control

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Tesla believed that the temperature on the planet can be controlled, and anywhere in the world, fertile lands can be created simply by using certain radio waves to manipulate the Earth's magnetic field in the ionosphere and create huge standing waves. Then, with the help of waves, it was supposed to manipulate the wind, and hence the weather.

Tesla received many patents on his "weather" ideas and allegedly proved that what he says works. Fans of conspiracy theories believe that Tesla's records fell into the wrong hands and are now used by bad people to control the weather.

X-ray gun

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Tesla was fascinated by the discovery of Wilhelm Roentgen - X-ray radiation. He began to experiment with X-rays and even held demonstrations for the audience.

Often he conducted experiments with his friend Mark Twain - they tried to damage the paper on the wall with the help of directed X-rays. Although in the end both the physicist and the writer recognized this method as impossible, they had fun.

Alternating current

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In 1882, Tesla moved to Paris and began working for Thomas Edison. Edison recently developed the concept of direct current and believed that this would solve the problems of all mankind. True, as it should a DC generator did not work, and Edison promised Tesla $ 50,000 if he solves this problem.

Tesla fulfilled his part of the deal - the darling Edison received several patents. But Tesla did not see the money promised. This forced him to leave Edison and set up his own company, where he began working on an alternating current that had a number of significant advantages over direct current.

Lighting the world

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And what if it were possible to illuminate the whole world? Well, at least in the absence of darkness it would be possible to reduce the number of major disasters. This is what Tesla wanted to achieve when he began to develop a plan for covering the world. He wanted to use luminescence of rarefied gas - according to his ideas, certain gas particles emit glow when excited by energy.

Tesla planned to direct ultraviolet rays to the upper atmosphere, so that the low-pressure particles began to illuminate the whole earth - such an artificial northern lights. However, no one supported Tesla's plans.

Tesla Oscillator

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Everything consists of atoms, and each atom starts to vibrate at a certain frequency. When the frequency of oscillations of the mechanical system corresponds to the frequency of vibration of the atom, resonance occurs. An example is a suspension bridge across the Tacoma Strait: the bridge collapsed when it came into resonance with a relatively weak wind.

Tesla, having taken this into account, created a tiny machine capable of destroying the building. When he experimented with his invention, there was a strange noise, and sparks began to scatter around him, and all the objects in his laboratory began to fly to one point-the car. Tesla smashed it with a hammer before the building collapsed.

When his jokes were asked how to destroy the Empire State Building, he seriously replied that he needed his invention, the appropriate air pressure and a little time to find the right vibration. The car was called an oscillator. By the way, Tesla believed that it has healing properties - if, of course, you can adjust it the way you need it.