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Nikola Tesla, the great “creator” of electricity. He is best known for making marketable use of electricity and even other advances with the use of electricity and electromagnetism. Nikola’s advancements had made today a much more comfortable living for us and his inventions and profitable marketing of electricity has never been forgotten.
Nikola Tesla was born in 1856, in a small town called Smiljan in the then Austrian Empire which is now a true part of Croatia. Tesla grew up in a somewhat normal childhood and became greatly fascinated with the workings of electricity by watching thunderbolts jolt down from the sky. In 1875, he got into the acclaimed Austrian Polytechnic University where he went to study electrical engineering and processing. Although he did not finish his schooling at this University he was still trapped by the wonders of electricity and current.
He dropped out of Austrian Polytechnic, and emerged himself to Slovenia where he broke off some ties with his family and he started to form a panic attack of not knowing where to go in his young life. After snapping and calming down, Tesla’s father recommended that he go to an accredited university in Prague, wherein he learned more about current and air waves. A few years later, Tesla found himself in New York after a colleague recommended that he should move to America and found Thomas Edison, who he wanted to work with dearly.
His friend gave out a letter to Edison stating that Tesla had the brains to understand the workings of machines, so Edison decided to give it a shot and hire Tesla to help him work on the book, Edison’s Machine Works. Tesla grew dissatisfied with working with Edison and his company and he eventually made his own in 1886 called Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing. He began experiment with objects such as vacuum tubes, which he would later develop into x rays. Among many of his discoveries were his magnifying transmitter, arc light bulbs, wireless transfer of electricity (which has been called the Tesla effect), and wireless communication such as the basis of the use of the radio and its oscillators.
Tesla even produced the diagrams and the concept usage of electrical powered vehicles, which were way ahead of his time of inventions. During World War I, he looked for overseas investors and created something fitting for the war, a VTOL aircraft concept, which was used in World War II. Tesla’s achievements and inventions are never forgotten and he has several monuments in his honor. He was truly ahead of his time and created many ideas for our future that we have put into motion.