Nikola Tesla

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Noun1.Nikola Tesla - United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
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That means the eccentric genius, Nikolai Tesla ought to have abandoned his work on alternating current power systems, because while it did reduce the cost of long distance power transmission and make electricity quotidian, it has also shocked several to their death.
Entonces ideo crear esta silla no para reemplazar la horca o el peloton de fusilamiento, sino para demostrar la extrema peligrosidad de la electricidad AC que querian distribuir sus competidores, Georges Westinghouse y Nikolai Tesla.
One of the cooler theories is that Nikolai Tesla was experimenting with an energy beam out on Long Island in his wondrous Wardenclyffe Tower, with its Stanford White base and its Ed Wood transmission tower.