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10 crazy ideas Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla is considered a great, but notorious scientist. He can be called both a genius and a madman, but he cannot be denied in a non-standard mind and a wonderful imagination. Tesla came up with thousands of ingenious inventions, but many of them, ultimately, found it impractical or too dangerous.

Use of cosmic rays

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Tesla was fascinated by the idea of ​​free energy. According to his plan, free energy could be obtained from atomic energy or the energy of rays - this would provide almost infinite resources with minimal costs. Most scientists consider the idea of ​​free energy development to be 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 are constantly moving around us faster than the speed of light, and if we build a machine capable of capturing these particles, they can be converted into useful energy. He even received a patent for his idea, but in practice he never realized it.

Electrodynamic induction

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Despite the fact that Tesla was the pioneer of alternating current, he dreamed of a world without wires. He proposed the creation of a Worldwide 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 a light bulb lit from Tesla's coil.

He built the Wardencliff Tower in New York. Unfortunately, the project was cut off funding after the sponsor learned that Tesla wants to distribute energy to everyone for free. If he was given to bring the idea to life, then we could have a system of fully renewable energy, in addition, clean.

The tower was finally 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 rightness.

Cold Fire

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Tesla suggested once and for all abandon 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 the “cold fire”, the human body will be under a fast alternating current of 2.5 million volts. In this case, the person would have to stand on a metal plate. And it would look like a man wrapped in flames.

The method could be much more effective than traditional soap and water. Tesla also claimed that this method is also a medicine: it could warm a person, give him a charge of cheerfulness (and some other), and produce ozone. The project failed - no one began to sponsor it. Scientists in general are constantly unlucky on sponsors.


5 самых безумных изобретений Николы Тесла

Tesla intended to create a device for communication with aliens. He argued that with the help of his teslaskop he had several conversations with representatives of extraterrestrial intelligent life, but no one checked this.

Alternatively, the teslaskop can be used as a hyperspace generator: it converts the free energy of cosmic rays into energy that people can use. He can also transmit a tremendous amount of energy through space, regardless of distance.

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

Death ray

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Although Tesla's many inventions may seem dangerous, he himself hated the war, so he spent a lot of time and effort working on the "death ray" - so he hoped to stop all wars once and for all. The “Ray of Death” worked as a particle accelerator capable of firing powerful particles at a distance of over 250 km. Tesla argued that this could melt any engine and shoot down any aircraft. The creation of an accelerator needed only $ 2,000,000.

Investor D.P. Morgan refused to give the idea of ​​money. Governments also did not give money, despite all the arguments of the scientist. True, the Russian government has shown some interest, and many rumors are circulating around it - in particular, this is one of the versions of the Tunguska explosion.

5 самых безумных изобретений Николы Тесла

Edison was furious - his student himself conducts some experiments! He did his best to discredit Tesla with his invention, arguing that because of this, people would burn and die at home. But this time the ideas of Tesla, fortunately, took root.

Weather control

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Tesla believed that the temperature on the planet could be controlled, and fertile lands could be created at any point on earth 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 the 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 is talking about 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-rays. He began to experiment with X-rays and even arranged demonstrations for the audience.

He often experimented with his friend Mark Twain - they tried to damage the paper on the wall using a directed X-ray trigger. Although in the end both the physicist and the writer found this method impossible, they had a fun time.

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 it would solve the problems of all mankind. True, the DC generator did not work as it should, and Edison promised Tesla $ 50,000 if he solved this problem.

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

World lighting

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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. That is what Tesla wanted to achieve when he began to develop a plan to cover the world. He wanted to use the luminescence of a rarefied gas — according to his ideas, certain particles of gas emit luminescence when excited by energy.

Tesla had planned to aim ultraviolet rays at the upper layers of the atmosphere so that low-pressure particles would begin to illuminate the entire earth - a sort of artificial northern lights. However, no one supported Tesla’s plans.

Tesla's oscillator

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

Tesla, taking note of this, created a tiny car that could destroy a building. When he experimented with his invention, a strange noise was heard, and sparks began to fly around, 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 he was asked how to destroy the Empire State Building, he seriously replied that he needed an invention, adequate 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 manage to set it up as you need.