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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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.