Nikola Tesla


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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

2018 Reprint of 1919 Edition. Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems, and his impressive accomplishments include development of the alternating-current electrical system, radio, the Tesla coil transformer, wireless transmission, and fluorescent lighting.

Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit The World

This documentary reveals the discoveries of a forgotten genius, many of which went virtually unnoticed for nearly a century. Nikola Tesla is considered the father of our modern technological age and one of the most mysterious and controversial scientists in history. Encyclopedia Britannica lists Nikola Tesla as one of the top ten most fascinating people in history.

Tesla: Master of Lightning

From PBS: This program recounts the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius.

Lost Lighting: The Missing Secrets of Nicola Tesla

Caught up in a greedy, divisive race to power the world at the end of the 19th century, famed inventor Nikola Tesla claimed he could provide everyone with free, unlimited energy.

Teslafy Me

Nikola Tesla kicked off the industrial revolution by pioneering the ideas behind electric energy and wireless communication. Though generally uncredited for his inventions, his ideas continue to shape our future. Gentleman, society figure, and engineer, see how his personal life influenced his discoveries, and how scientists are still finding new uses for his technology to solve global issues.

The Secret of Nikola Tesla

Long shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the secret life of Nikola Tesla is revealed in this fascinating feature film. Tesla, born in 1856, is considered the father of our modern technological age and one of the greatest and most controversial scientific minds in human history. Tesla was an electrical engineer who changed the world with the invention of alternating current.