Nikola Tesla 1856 to 1943
Welcome to our website. It was created to educate you about a man that has been long forgotten, Nikola Tesla. He was a Serbian born American inventor responsible for inventing radio and alternating current amongst many other accomplishments. Nikola Tesla held over 40 patents in the United States and 700 patents worldwide, you can see a list of some of them on our website.
The way technology exists today would not be possible without Nikola Tesla and his research in the electrical and radio fields. He also did research in many other different areas of technology. Take X-rays for example, Nikola Tesla's research and experimentation led him to alert the scientific community to the biological hazards associated with X-ray exposure.
Electricity produced around the world is able to be transmitted over long distances because of Nikola Tesla's patents, take a look for yourself. He invented the alternating current generator used in power plants around the world in conjunction with his alternating current electricity transmission technology.
Nikola Tesla invented radio and created the original basic design as early as 1892. In 1898 he patented a radio controlled robot-boat and demonstrated it at the Electrical Exhibition in Madison Square Garden.
Many different things were designed with radio technology built into them. Modern day radio, radio communications equipment, cellular telephones, remote controlled toys, televisions, satellites, GPS technology, guided missiles, fighter jets, robots, the lunar lander, mars exploration robots, airplanes, space shuttles, cars, ships, and much more.
Most people think of Guglielmo Marconi as the father of the radio, but this is not true. The United States Supreme Court decided this on June 21st, 1943 .
Nikola Tesla invented radio and that was decided by the highest and most powerful court in The United States.
Just think about how different the world would be today if Nikola Tesla did not commit his life to his research. Most modern day technology can be attributed to him. Electricity, generators, motors, radios, televisions, satellites, cellphones, computers, etc... These are just the most common bases of our infrastructure, the list goes on and on.
One of our main goals is to raise funds to be able to build a Memorial Center . The Tesla Memorial Center would be used to house a library and community center. The library will include volumes relating to Nikola Tesla's scientific contibutions to the world. This library will be open to everyone.
The Tesla Memorial Center would also host cultural, scientific, and other community events. It will contain a hall which will be able to be used by the general public and the scientific community.
The Tesla Memorial Center will be constructed within the continental United States in a prominent location to be decided by the influence and suggestions of our generous contributors.
We are currently soliciting donations to build The Tesla Memorial Center in the memory of Nikola Tesla, please follow this link for donation information or just scroll to the top of this page for our mailing address. Any amount would be generous on your behalf and will be greatly appreciated and recognized.
Please remember that Tesla Society of USA and Canada, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and that your contributions are tax deductible.
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