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Above: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) at the age of 38.
Tesla's Achievements and Recognitions (Part 2)
Colorado Springs, 1899
Above: Experimental Station at Colorado Springs where the first wireless transmission experiments were preformed (1899-1900).
Above: Tesla sits below the Tesla Coil in his Colorado Spring Laboratory. The coil creates millions of volts of electricity with a frequency rate of 100,000 alterations per second.
Above: Tesla is the father of high frequency high voltage electricity which is used today in radio and other communication devices. Here is a photo from Colorado Springs, Colorado (in 1899), illustrating the capacity of the oscillator to create electricity of millions of volts and a frequency of 100,000 alternations per second.
Above: Transmitting Tesla Tower and Laboratory built in 1901-1905 by Stanford White, famous architect and Tesla's friend. Located in Wardenclyffe, Long Island. This was to be the first broadcasting system in the world. Tesla also wanted to transmit electricity from this Tower to the whole globe without wires using the Ionosphere. The source of the transmitted electricity was to be the Niagara Falls power plant.
Above: Wardenclyffe Tower with electrical sparks. Tesla built this tower to transfer electricity without wires to electrify the entire earth and to be the first broadcasting system in the world.
St John the Divine, New York City, location of Tesla's Funeral - January 12, 1943
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, New York City where Tesla funeral took place on January 12,1943.
The following are places in New York City that are Tesla-related:
LaGuardia's Eulogy to Tesla
The Nikola Tesla Corner is located at the corner of West 40th Street and 6th avenue, Manhattan
Plaque on Hotel New Yorker
Above: Tesla commemorative plaque on Hotel New Yorker erected July 10, 2001 by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Hotel New Yorker.
Above: Serbian Orthodox Priests blessing the Tesla plaque.
Above: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic Secretary General of the Tesla Memorial Society speaking at the ceremony.
Tesla and Radio
As early as 1892, Nikola Tesla created a basic design for radio. On November 8, 1898 he patented a radio controlled robot-boat. Tesla used this boat which was controlled by radio waves in the Electrical Exhibition in 1898, Madison Square Garden.
Tesla's robot-boat was constructed with an antenna, which transmitted 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 boat.
Tesla changed the boat's direction, with manually operated controls on the command post. Since this was the first application of radio waves, it made front page news, in America, at that time.
Most of us, think of Guglielmo Marconi as the father of radio, and Tesla is unknown for his work in radio. Marconi claimed all the first patents for radio, something originally developed by Tesla. Nikola Tesla tried to prove that he was the creator of radio but it wasn't until 1943, where Marconi's patents were deemed invalid; however, people still have no idea about Tesla's work with radio.
Radio Wave Building
Radio Wave Building located at 49 West 27th Street (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue), Lower Manhattan. It was the former Gerlach Hotel, where Tesla lived before the end of the century and experimented with Radio Waves, in 1896. He is the father of radio. A Tesla commemorative plaque was placed on the building, in 1977, to honor Tesla's work with radio waves.
THE EXPLORATION OF COSMOS
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radio astronomy, in his were They are very important for the exploration of
cosmos. The BBC film Masters of the Ionosphere features Nikola
Tesla as the first scientist who utilized the ionosphere for the
scientific purposes. The ionosphere is the ionic-charged part of
the atmosphere, important for the transmission of radio waves.
Nikola Tesla signaled Mars by radio, he spent fifty years of his life to
establish communications among of the planets by means of radio.
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. Nikola Tesla is the father of radio astronomy, in hislaboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1899 he recorded cosmic radio waves. The cosmic radio waves
wereemitted from hydroxyl molecules of interstellar gas clouds and the envelopes of Red Giant Stars.
They are very important for the exploration of cosmos. The BBC film Masters of the Ionosphere features Nikola Tesla as the first scientist who utilized the ionosphere for the scientific purposes. The ionosphere is the ionic-charged part of the atmosphere, important for the transmission of radio waves. Nikola Tesla signaled Mars by radio, he spent fifty years of his life to establish communications among of the planets by means of radio.
This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program. The collection has been extracted from the interactive program "Welcome to the Planets" which was distributed on the Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM Version 1.5 in December 1995.
Remotely controlled exploration of the
cosmos began 100 years ago when Nikola Tesla
demonstrated the invention of the robot in New York City.
In 1898 he filed and was granted a patent which described radio
remote control for use in guided vehicles.
Space exploration developed from this first building block.
Tesla publicly demonstrated his first working model of a robot
guided by radio waves. This
device was unveiled to many astonished viewers at the Electrical
Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in May 1898.
This was front page news in America at that time.
It was the first time that the radio waves were used to guide a
movement of a robot-eleven years before Marconi was awarded the Nobel
Prize for the discovery of radio in 1909.
This historic moment at Madison Square Garden in New York City in
1898 showed what marvels could be achieved by using radio waves.
It was the beginning of robots and robotics, radio guided
missiles and remote control.
The radio communications and the
computer guided spaceships from mission control centers are based on
Tesla’s principal of radio remote control for use in guided vehicles.
Nikola Tesla built a laboratory in
Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1899, to experiment with high frequency
electricity and other phenomena.
In that laboratory he received and recorded on his sensitive
instruments, cosmic radio waves. He announced that he received extraterrestrial radio signals.
The scientific community in 1899 did not believe him, because
knowledge of cosmic radio signals did not exist at that time.
Nikola Tesla and the Exploration of Cosmos Posters