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Happy 157th birthday, Nikola Tesla

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Nikola Tesla, named by The Oatmeal the “greatest geek who ever lived,” was born on this day in 1856. And on the occasion of his 157th birthday, we’d like to share this great talk about the inventor who held more than 700 patents, including ones for alternating current, the radio, the remote control, the electric motors […]

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The case for a Nikola Tesla museum

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In June, TED favorite Marco Tempest told us about the “electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla,” the late 1800s inventor who held more than 700 patents, including for concepts still used today like alternating current, radio, remote control and robotics. However, after building a wireless telegraphy center in upstate New York that he envisioned […]

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Marco Tempest makes the early 1900s new again as he tells the story of Nikola TeslaMarco Tempest makes the early 1900s new again as he tells the story of Nikola Tesla

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Illusionist Marco Tempest is known for making magic out of new technology, memorably using iPods culled from the TED audience for his talk about the beauty of deception. But for his newest TEDTalk, Tempest reaches to the past to create visual wizardry, telling the story of inventor Nikola Tesla using the principles of tanagra theatre. […]