Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in

Smiljan, which was then part of the Austrian-
Hungarian Empire, region of Croatia. His
father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox
Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an
inventor in her own right of household
Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from
Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison: “I know two great men,” wrote Batchelor, “one is you
and the other is this young man.” Tesla spent the next 59 years of his productive life living in
New York. Tesla set about improving Edison’s line of dynamos while working in Edison’s lab
in New Jersey. It was here that his divergence of opinion with Edison over direct current
versus alternating current began. This disagreement climaxed in the war of the currents as
Edison fought a losing battle to protect his investment in direct current equipment and
He began his career as an electrical engineer with a telephone company in Budapest in
1881. It was there, as Tesla was walking with a friend through the city park that the elusive
solution to the rotating magnetic field flashed through his mind. With a stick, he drew a
diagram in the sand explaining to his friend the principle of the induction motor. Before
going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed

Wardenclyffe Tower / Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy

Alternating Current



Remote Control

Electric Motor

Wardenclyffe Tower (1901–1917) also known as the Tesla Tower, was
an early wireless transmission tower designed by Nikola
Tesla in Shoreham, New York and intended for commercial trans-
Atlantic wireless telephony, broadcasting, and proof-of-concept
demonstrations of wireless power transmission. It was never fully
operational, and the tower was demolished in 1917.
J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a
tower that would use the natural frequencies of our
universe to transmit data, including a wide range of
information communicated through images, voice
messages and text. This represented the world's
first wireless communications, but it also meant
that apart from the cost of the tower itself, the
universe was filled with free energy that could be
utilized to form a world wide web connecting all
people in all places, as well as allow people to
harness the free energy around them.
Although he didn't invent light itself, he did
invent how light can be harnessed and
distributed. Tesla developed and used
fluorescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years
before industry "invented" them. At the
World's Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent
them into famous scientists' names, in effect
creating the first neon signs.
However, it is his Tesla Coil that might be the
most impressive and controversial. The Tesla
Coil is certainly something that big industry
would have liked to suppress: the concept
that the Earth itself is a magnet that can
generate electricity (electromagnetism)
utilizing frequencies as a transmitter.
Electromagnetic and ionizing radiation was heavily researched in the late 1800s, but Tesla
researched the entire gamut. Everything from a precursor to Kirlian photography, which has
the ability to document life force, to what we now use in medical diagnostics, this was a
transformative invention of which Tesla played a central role. X-rays, like so many of Tesla's
contributions, stemmed from his belief that everything we need to understand the universe is
virtually around us at all times, but we need to use our minds to develop real-world devices to
augment our innate perception of existence.
The Electrical Review in 1896 published X-rays of a man, made by Tesla, with X-ray tubes of his
own design. They appeared at the same time as when Roentgen announced his discovery of X-
rays. Tesla never attempted to proclaim priority. Roentgen congratulated Tesla on his
sophisticated X-ray pictures, and Tesla even wrote Roentgen's name on one of his films. He
experimented with shadowgraphs similar to those that later were to be used by Wilhelm
Roentgen when he discovered X-rays in 1895. Tesla's countless experiments included work on
a carbon button lamp, on the power of electrical resonance, and on various types of lighting.
In addition, Tesla invented the special vacuum tube which emitted light to be used in
In alternating current, the flow of electric
charge periodically reverses direction. In
direct current, the flow of electric charge is
only in one direction.

Direct current is the unidirectional flow of
electric charge. Direct current is produced by
sources such as batteries, thermocouples,
solar cells, and commutator-type electric
machines of the dynamo type
This is where it all began, and what ultimately caused such a stir at the 1893 World's Expo
in Chicago. A war was leveled ever-after between the vision of Edison and the vision of
Tesla for how electricity would be produced and distributed. The division can be
summarized as one of cost and safety: The DC current that Edison (backed by General
Electric) had been working on was costly over long distances, and produced dangerous
sparking from the required converter (called a commutator). Regardless, Edison and his
backers utilized the general "dangers" of electric current to instill fear in Tesla's
alternative: Alternating Current. As proof, Edison sometimes electrocuted animals at
demonstrations. Consequently, Edison gave the world the electric chair, while
simultaneously maligning Tesla's attempt to offer safety at a lower cost. Tesla responded
by demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by famously shooting current through his
own body to produce light. This Edison-Tesla (GE-Westinghouse) feud in 1893 was the
culmination of over a decade of shady business deals, stolen ideas, and patent
suppression that Edison and his moneyed interests wielded over Tesla's inventions. Yet,
despite it all, it is Tesla's system that provides power generation and distribution to North
America in our modern era.
This invention was the first remote controlled model boat,
demonstrated in 1898. It used several large batteries; radio
signals controlled switches, which then provided power to the
boat's propeller, rudder, and scaled-down running lights. While
this exact technology was not widely used for some time, we
now can see the power being used by the military in its pursuit
of remote controlled war. The Germans introduced radio
controlled tanks in WWII, and its developments have since slid
quickly away from the direction of human freedom.
Tesla's robot-boat was made with an antenna, which gave out
the radio waves coming from the command post where Tesla
was standing. Those radio waves were received by a radio
sensitive device called coherer, which transmitted the radio
waves into mechanical movements of the propellers on the
Most of us think of Guglielmo Marconi as the father of radio because he claimed all the credits
for its innovation. On the other hand, Tesla’s contribution remained unknown to the world,
who in actual sense originally discovered radio. Nikola Tesla tried to prove his efforts but it
wasn't until 1943, when Marconi's patents were deemed invalid; however, people still have no
idea about Tesla's work with radio.
Tesla's invention of the electric motor has finally been popularized by a car company named
after his name. This invention was a huge one because we use this technology in everyday life
such as : industrial fans, household appliances, water pumps, machine tools, power tools, disk
drives, electric wristwatches and compressors and also electric cars.
1856. Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan near Gospic, at midnight between 10 and 11

1862. Tesla enrolled Primary school in Smiljan

1863. Elder brother Dane dies and Tesla moves to Gospic to continue his education

1870. Tesla leaves primary school in Gospic

1873. He graduates from real school (grammar school) at Rakovac near Karlovac

1874. He contracted cholera

1875-78. Tesla studies at Graz Polytechnic Institute

1879. After his father’s death, Tesla stops with his studies and works in Maribor for
some time

1880. He moves to Prague and studies Physics and Mathematics at Karl University
1881. Tesla begins the career of an engineer in Budapest

1882. He goes to work for Edison’s Continental Company in Paris. Soon afterwards, his
work takes him to Strasbourg

1884. Tesla leaves for America and gets a job in Edison’s company

1885. He leaves Edison and founds his first company (“Tesla’s electrical light”)

1889. He visits the World exhibition in Paris and also visits his birthplace

1892. Tesla holds lectures in London and Paris. He breaks off his tour due to his mother’s
illness followed by death. He visits his birthplace for the second and last time. He visits
Zagreb, Varazdin, Budapest, Belgrade and Vienna

1893. The Serbian Royal Academy of Sciences announces Tesla’s appointment for its
corresponding member

1894. The first book on Tesla and his inventions was published in New York (Thomas
Komerford Martin) and in Belgrade (Djordje Stanojevic)

1899. He moves to Colorado Springs, where he performs his experiments with high-
frequency high-voltage currents

1900. Tesla returns to New York and builds a laboratory and aerial on Long Island for
the World radio station (1900-1905)

1905. Stops with the construction of the Long Island complex and turns to research
work in the field of mechanical engineering, and 1929-1935 he works on production
and processing of sulfur, iron and copper

1936. Tesla is badly injured in a car accident in New York. He never completely
recovered from the obtained injuries to the end of his life

1943. Nikola Tesla died (7 January) in the New York hotel called “The New Yorker”. His
funeral took place on 12 January.
1895. The fire which broke out in Tesla’s laboratory in New York destroyed all his
apparatus, instruments, documentation, plans etc.

I think that Nikola Tesla is an unknown genius that needs to be known by future
scientists and students. Teachers should teach us more about him.

Nikola Tesla has delivered fantastic inventions that has shaped our world such as an
electric motor; if we didn’t have a motor, people would still be on horses or walking
around or Alternating Current because without these, things would be powered by
oil or direct current which is 10 times slower than AC so that means we can use a
limited amount of electronic equipment.

Nikola Tesla stands out for me because he has displayed that you don’t have to be
famous to make a significance difference In the world.