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U.S. stocks snap 4-session losing streak as tech rebounds
"Stocks rose yesterday. After about a volatility that had tested investors confidence the Dow S and p five hundred and the Nasdaq all broke sessions long losing streaks and shares of major tech companies were among the biggest winners leading the day's rebound.
Nikola founder quits amid fraud allegations
"Of electric vehicle maker Nicola are sliding after the resignation of its founder and executive chairman. The stock is down more than 17%. Today. Let's see what's going on. Jeff Gilbert is here. CBS Auto reporter based in Detroit. Jeff, What's going on with Nicola? You know Nikola was a darling of Wall Street. Just a few years ago. Nickel, Of course, the first name of inventor Nikola Tesla. So, obviously you got that comparison right to begin with. They want to make an electric pick up front. Wall Street thought it was great. GM thought it was great, so they made a $2 billion investment in that company. And now all of a sudden, there are allegations against the chairman. He leaves and he was replaced by somebody with very close ties to General motors and explain that connection because GM obviously has a lot riding on this exactly. Two weeks ago, GM announced that it's taken an 11% stake in the company work. $2 billion. They didn't pay a billion dollars to billion dollars, but they're going to let Nikola produced their vehicle in in a GM facility. Well, one of the board members of Nicholas, a man named Steve Girsky, who had been a General Motors vice here, There are many reports that he's a man who actually orchestrated the deal and now as Nicholas CEO and founder, or whether chairman and founder leaves Girsky becomes the new chairman of Nicholas. So it's a very interesting tie up that connects him a lot more closely to General Motors. And the hope. Of course, on the part of investors is that the technology is what Nicholas says. It's going to be, and also that they're going to be able to actually produce this stuff. Exactly, And that was a concern raised by an investor who said that he didn't feel they really had the technology behind some of their claims. GM defended them, They said. They did their due diligence, and GM is giving them a place to produce his vehicle. They haven't said yet, so GM does and some gravitas for lack of a better word. To Nikola, but still got a lot of investors concerned. I haven't seen the latest numbers, but the stock has really been falling today. Yeah, it's down about 17.5%. So a significant fall for sure. Thank you so much. That is Jeff Gilbert, CBS Auto reporter based in Detroit.
A strange Blue Flame
"Welcome to catch myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today a little insight into a different kind of fire at the heart of many seafaring stories going back hundreds of years detail of a blue fire coming up from top of a master crackling along the railing along the gunwales. Some sailors described how they had watched a blue crackling light move along the top of the water climb up the side of this ship wind around the mass where would vanish into thin air. Today we would refer to a sailor's description of a blue light moving around their ship, a saint elmo's fire. This is a weather phenomenon where a sharp or pointed object is passing through a strong electric field in atmosphere not dangerous if it can be an indicator of a charge difference around you making lightning more likely to strike you despite your location in eighteen ninety. Nine Colorado Springs and experiment by Nikola Tesla that utilized undoubted waves caused horses at the livery stable because suddenly Bolton kick free of their stalls, even the insects felt the effects of the electrical barrage butterflies became electrified helplessly swirling circles, their wings, sprouting Blue Halos of saint almost fire during World War One Germany had dozens of rigid airships called Zeppelin's they could travel eighty five miles an hour and carry up to two tons of bombs by the Nineteen Thirties Dr Louvred cder who overseeing the design of this upland step aside to allow the head of the company Hugo. To design the huge Hindenburg class airships in all tour bill designated L Z one, twenty, nine. The HINDENBURG was one hundred, three feet long with a diameter of one hundred, thirty, five feet is gas capacity was just south of seven million cubic feet I I flew in March nineteen thirty six American Airlines contracting with the operators of the Hindenburg shuttled passengers from Lakehurst Newark. Connections to airplane flights she carried thirty six passengers with a crew sixty, one and two thousand, nine, hundred trainees. The airship was hours behind schedule WANNA passed over Boston due to these headwinds landing at Lakehurst was further delayed by foul weather that included thunderstorms the captain opted to pass over. Manhattan. At six, fifty, five PM, the storm had passed and the captain directed the Hindenburg in the direction of it's more at Lakers were the ground crew waited. At seven PM local time the Hindenburg made his final approach from an altitude of six, hundred, fifty feet. The ship would drop rope in cable and be winched tied to more in tower. It began to rain the ground crew grabbed the mooring lines at seven twenty, five a number of individuals on the ground witnessed what they later would state look like a blue. Flame climb up the back of the HINDENBURG seconds later it burst into Flame Werner France was a fourteen year old cabin boy who is dazed by the fire. But when one of the ship's water bladders burst, he was drenched and managed to get out of a hatch used to load food into the kitchen once on the ground, he ran from the burning inferno. The only survivor to escape without any injuries he was also the last surviving crew member and died at the age of ninety two in August two, thousand, fourteen, another survivor was Joseph Spa. ADVIL COMIC ACROBAT. When he saw the first sign of trouble, he smashed the window with this movie camera which had been filming the landing. The film did the disaster by the way that's ship near the ground. He lowered himself out the window on hung onto window ledge letting go when the ship was perhaps twenty feet above the ground his acrobatic instincts kicked in and spa kept his feet under him attempted to do a safety role. When he landed, he injured his ankle nonetheless days Woodley crawling away on a member of the ground crew came up, swung the diminutive SPA under one arm and ran him clear that fire days lady during an interview and investigation was determined that sabotage was. The, cost of the flames but Saint Elmo's fire and that had caused the initial spark that caught the gas on fire. A different
Nikola Tesla ball lightning explanation - March 5, 1904
"The Day was March fifth. Nineteen zero four physicist. Nikola Tesla attempted to explain ball lightning to this day. The phenomenon of ball lightning not been explained. People have been seeing ball lightning. For centuries it appears as orbs of light of varying colors and it usually shows up during thunderstorms sometimes. It comes down from the clouds. Sometimes it just materializes in the air and sometimes it enters a room through a window the phenomenon last for a few seconds to several minutes and in some old accounts it was described as leaving behind a foul odor. Some people have claimed to see it inside. Their homes wouldn't know thunderstorm was occurring during World War. Two aircraft pilots saw what they called Foo fighters or does and unexplained atmospheric phenomena some of their sightings resembled ball lightning one of the first recorded observations of ball. Lightning occurred in sixteen thirty eight in England. According to eye witness accounts people were gathered for a Sunday service and the Church of Saint Pancras during a thunderstorm. A quote great ball of fire burst into the Church ripping apart the roof and a window. Old accounts also attribute deaths to ball lightning. Still scientists have been skeptical about the existence of the phenomenon but there were others who attempted to explain ball lightning and to recreate it in the lab inventor venture an engineer. Nikola Tesla was one of those people on March fifth. Nineteen O four Tesla attempted to explain the phenomenon in the publication electrical world engineer. The communication was titled The transmission of Electric Energy without wires. In it Tesla said quote. I never saw fireballs. But as compensation for my disappointment I succeeded later. In determining the mode of their formation and producing them artificially Tesla aims to use the phenomenon to transmit telegraph and voice signals as well as electrical power itself through the air. There have been plenty of theories about what it is and how it forms ball. Lightning has not been scientifically explained. It's been proposed that ball. Lightning is made up of photons. It's also been suggested that the phenomenon is a small black hole. Another theory says that ball. Lightning is just a hallucination caused by the sensory experience of being near Lightening Strike Evidence of ball lightning relies on personal sightings. Researchers have claimed to capture recording of the phenomenon happening in nature but it largely remains a scientific mystery.
The Adoption of Cryptocurrency
"I wanted this like so think. Last last week we talked about adoption over that was probably the prior week in in all like there's always a main theme of the show in. It's just weird. That like everything that we said would happen is happening. But it's like we're fighting the happening of it. That's what you mean by that. You said you said that before. We started hearted added to what you mean by the. I don't know what you mean by just now what do you mean for example. I said that you know Many many moons ago we said that You know mining is going to get to a point where we're going to see really strange. Entities Gidon into the mining game name because if now is a path to profit for them right and we. We talked about a month ago or a month and half ago about like certain states. In Russia Russia are like saying a state sanctioned mining who can hook in a straight up to the nuclear power plants. The nuclear power plant was commodity mining. Yeah and then in Iran. They're basically saying like hell. Yeah mine mine away. Because we don't like sanctions and that's clearly happening but there's not much other nation states can do about it at this point. It's just it's just happening. And you know in the US in Wyoming there's now to municipalities that are sanctioning mining and kind of giving them a free go and giving them money to build more mining farms ends overseeing Komo And then you know for for for just felt like years of my life. We talked about institutional money coming into the space in. Its here now. It's actually building the foundation of where the price goes. Now take that what. What what metrics say what Beck search tell you that institutional money is? He's here now like why ever say walking every single month coin based releases a blog that says look at how much our institutional volume is growing in Corolla Colonel Lot. It's Paul W on the growth is correct that like the rate of growth is great but the overall amount across the entire ecosystem because this is still really small so a drop in the bucket compared to like traditional finance like we cannot stop realizing that that's the case we're moving in the right direction for their a fast but we're still small. I get that but right now comparing comparing this space to traditional finance is is a exercise in futility I think it's an exercise in futility because that's not the end game of the space right now we're kind of shoehorned shoehorned into having to compare ourselves to a dollar or a euro or yaw or ruble but that's not the end game of this never been the. I'm game of the in game of this this for this to be the line in the sand that things are compared to i. Don't I don't know about that. Why I mean why? Because that was the whole impetus of like hey. We don't need those systems when we could just use bitcoin. We don't need those systems when there's a network of smart contracts that could serve those systems everything should be compared to this new truth and not that other truth that that's kind of the in game if it's not the in game. This is just a cute side project for somebody. Body like Jeff Bezos to make a lot of money off of because that's not the game off off off it off. Yeah I gave you that. There's a little bit of that in terms of like eventually. Hopefully this becomes the standard that people build on and relate themselves else to including Fiat like nations-led currencies. I believe that's already happening like you see like a river. We interviewed the Guy Bill de decentralized market or decentralized them exchange and he said that the coolest thing happening for us right now is that small nations are actually using the lighting network to finance themselves and we can call. We'll be excuse me we're GONNA be elitist incites it's microfinance but they're doing these transactions at subsidy to get a few dollars in their pocket to fucking buy bread like. That's that's an inkling of what we spoke to many many moons ago in. It just doesn't feel like I know institution money's in their gym and I hooked up with trading view which is like okay if you're one of those guys that wears the three P. suits and does coke in the bathroom at lunch. You're probably overusing TRAE. You're getting like in Doug. I'm not judging you for doing coke understand looking at that many numbers you gotta be spry gotta eat a Nice Bagel. Some coke took a job that will but of the saying that everything we spoke of is now here and I don't think everything is it's starting to be here. Why do you feel like we're fighting it? Why are we like? What makes you think we're fighting it? Because I don't it's like for example we we ranted and raved about about side chains. We got him now the going. But then everybody's like l. that's a fucking federated blogging blahdy Blah. That's a piece of Shit Shit and I'm like it's not though there's like five major exchanges doing very high volume bitcoin transactions in that aside chain that is audible. Now yes it's federated but that's literally something we rant and rave about in its here in. It's working and now people you're like will man arguing school. Buses are painted yellow and blue. And it's like fuck you guys one at school buses so safer for the kids. They're all one color but you're mad because they're blue and not yellow. What the fuck a little over the top? I would say there's A. There's a few things things that contribute to that one is Like this ridiculous infighting that's happening thing between everyone that's inside the space based on what project thereon against the projects that do something similar in a slightly different way but basically you covering the same issue and this like the venom that could spread that gets. That's under the guise of trolling. But it's really just I you know US versus them. Mentality of everyone tried to the same thing. I feel like most people who are deep in the weeds. Have the people were deep in the weeds up becoming a lot of like the people other people in new entrance look up to and into being influencers whether they want to or not and there's just like venomous US versus them infighting that's that's detrimental to the space. As a whole and of time. I think people have lost a lot of the initial ideology of why we're doing this. Or what the end goal was and they make compromises and concessions to try and get something out the door in marketing push go a little hyperbole. What they're offering as opposed to like what they're really doing and and vitually the technology will get better so that it'll make them obsolete to like? I think a lot of the things we have now is because the technologists technologists and scale well enough not fast enough. You don't have the Innovation Shit to like do it. The way we want to make these interim companies that do it the way we can that makes a lot of compromises like for instance just like coin basis so big because the most the technologists and scale and so you have to have these these centralized things that sit on top that allow the people who want to use the stuff to use it at the convenience they want but ah at a more constrained set of like trust and delegated responsibilities like that and we're like well that's not. That's not what I signed signed up for when I enjoyed bitcoin and people are coming in. It's like why Jordan bitcoin big money who gives a shit say it. It's getting bigger and you're getting more people who have different a different views or cares and mixed with people building things that make concessions because they have to get get something out the door and then there. Oh Jeez that are trying to build something that doesn't make concessions but it doesn't work very well but they have a bunch of funding from early days and they're like well what do you do it like. There's so many different things going on. But it's gotten so much bigger like if we were to look back where we started. I if we woulda to had all of this back then maybe we would have been right and we were saying like it's just around the door like adoptions just around the door saying that when we started waited like deductions about to happen. Guys it's just right there. Were almost there just a few more things and it's been five years. We're still like we're actually really. They were so far away. It's the things that get adopted. This is one the things that I've I've finally come to peace with the things that get adopted. Have a ridiculous a torrential amount of funding. Let's just about like crooked. There was this there was this camp. There was a policy like down the street from the Wright brothers doing the same thing but the Wright right brothers older sister was basically financing their entire marketing campaign literally created a newspaper just to talk about their shit and distributed it within the cities and this update fuck man like weakest lie to like. We're doing the same shit. Where'd you learn that? I had to watch the documentary on it when I was in college. How's my engineering degree? We had to write a documentary in report. Because you know there's always that one professor dislike you will watch a movie about my fucking Hebrew and write a report. What about it so I can tune with my core values will euro year? I'll do the same thing. We're going to be derided book reports fucking Bursley like like. You're teaching a class on finance. You shut the fuck up. Bruce Lee knows everything about finding really lots documentary But Lega and then the same thing basically happened with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison right the same exact thing. Thomas Edison is an bodied him out because marketing and money and the government like Thomas. Edison fucking politician Bro. I got this new electricity to well. How about this and The thing that spawned everything. We're talking about. Do you mean bitcoin. It didn't have all too crazy marketing and backing to get to be the thing. That's mainly adopted at this entire space. Very true it's actually the first thing in his street. St Paul One of the first things in history that that is probably the case. Like it's almost the exact opposite that's very true so it has to be like a reversion has got to a certain point everything that builds off of it kind of goes back in the old ways. Because that's a there's I don't think there's anything in the CRYPTO currency space. That will redo what Dick wanted because the cats out of the back right like you can't you can't redo proof of work that way it's going to get co opted to early because there's too much attention attention and understanding and experience and and and money in the space to not co Ogden. If there's a bill you could've you could've eagerly screwed things up in the early days if there was enough money attention and resources a dedication to doing
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"And anything from from anywhere and anytime could just turn up. Yeah I I think here. I think you've nailed a point there that that one when she he said. Why have you come to nine hundred nineteen one or whatever it was Earth it does it does make it feel like you know this is i. I don't know that they've been searching for this place and Nicholas Tesla was good but he's not that good. There's got to be if you've got if you travel technology. The time travel technology. You can definitely find somebody better than Nicholas Tesla to fix your spaceship if you're if you're in if you're in nineteen nineteen hundred s time in the United Milky Way or whatever may be Nikola Tesla is the best nearest thing. There is because they have unusual spaceships. And that's not that far away good and then attack the Venetians might not be as smart. Nikola Tesla we don't know a lot about them if they can make spaceships yet but you know they still might be ships. Take Nikola Tesla a bit more funding. And he'd have been making stations. They did have other aliens us the guns they had at least they had a silver looking gun. That looked familiar to me but I couldn't place it and I was like see they just they just raided the prop department have saved a little money. Which is fine but Yeah they did have a mishmash of of pistols but they made it. They made it a point of using the CY Laurie and when when they could have had that one yeah I think the other. I'm not trying to pick a million I I just. I will say this whenever they do the whole Oh. They're projecting an illusion of looking like a person the they're really a six foot giant Scorpion. OPEAN with a big tail that that is horizontal to the ground rather than vertical. Like a human How exactly does that work? Mark when they're walking through human doorways and when they're trapped in a little tiny man sized circle of fire and et CETERA. There's still that big right. They're not it's not like the farting slee. And yes. I think now because it's all on the other hand I didn't didn't say it wasn't that much bigger than the guy when they trapped him. Straight line was net. I've other Nah. I thought they made him step into circle. Yeah he's easing easing a small circle of fire that they put around him so he couldn't retreat. Okay and and why hide their appearance. Yes but maybe I don't know I guess I guess it serves a purpose when they're looking to find Tesla and they can zap people with their hands. So do they need the guns. I just I just look at that. Oh I'd love to say that but actually at the time not didn't bother me and I'm thinking what were the accused made me feel. That wasn't a problem. I kind of think that when he's in Edison's lab and he electrocute everyone. It's not a it's not a controlled told the queen conduct people but he just seems to be almost. He's almost surprised by what he's seeing going on between his hands right. And then it just sort of leap out from it and kills everyone because this is you say there isn't an obvious reason for him to to do that is in what does he gained from it whereas if it was if it was a denies some some combination of natural abilities combined bind with the the environment or whatever that he's just experimenting with I may have surprised him as much as anyone else. I guess I just play I just looking at it like. Why are these things happening in this story and and the answer that keeps coming back to me is that it's for spectacle isn't quite the right word but it's it's not there to make sense it's there to amp up the danger or to to give us a moment where Edison actually gets to appear to be human? You only know dinner with that guys one which I like the families and the bottom line is this is a character piece. It's not it's not the kind of thing it's it's character taste..
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"So Nicola Tesla's next job was in Paris working for one of Thomas Edison's power companies. Thomas Edison was a famous inventor known for designing the LIGHTBULB among other inventions from their tesla moved to America and got a job working directly with Thomas Edison. He was very poor at the time and arrived arrived in America with only a few cents pocket and a few poems he'd written unfortunately his work with Thomas. Edison didn't last long instead. Tesla took his ideas to Edison's competitor. George Westinghouse who bought his idea for the alternating current Dinamo direct current is what Thomas Edison used. I worked by sending an electrical current one way but Tesla's idea was to switch directions. The current was sent to this day. Tesla's alternating current is is used more than direct current. Next Tesla's started his own lab experimented with ideas that help pave the way for the X.. Ray He also created the Tesla coil which was later used for sending radio waves through the air for radios and television. It was around this time that the world's Columbian Exposition was to be held in Chicago in eighteen. Ninety three this was an enormous world's fair where people from all over the world would visit Chicago to see it exciting conventions and experience new things. It's also started a competition between Thomas Edison and the Tesla over whether AC alternating alternating current or DC direct current would be used to power the huge world's fair in the end Tesla's alternating current won the match and was used used to power the world's Columbian Exposition. Tesla went on to create the first hydroelectric power generator and Niagara Falls. New York hydroelectric. As when water power is used to create electric Texans. Next big project was a huge electrical. Go Tower in Long Island New York which he planned to use to send radio waves all around the world. It was called Gordon Cliff Tower at this time. A different tower was being built by googling. Omo Marconi to do a similar thing Tesla got started on his tower. The Marconi beat him by sending a signal across the Atlantic Koshin. First this caused the people paying for Tesla's tower to change their minds causing the project to fail. Nicola continued to come up with new ideas but most of Zion state in his notebooks and he didn't get a chance to actually build them for anyone who listened to the last bedtime history episode about Mark Twain. You'll be interested to know that. Mark Twain and Tesla were friends while growing up Tesla. Read many Mark Twain's novels so he was excited. Did the finally meet him after. Moving to America Twain was interested in Tesla's inventions and often visited his lab and participated in experiments. He also gave him money to help with his new inventions later intestines life. He won awards for his past inventions in nineteen thirty seven when he passed away. Many around the world mourned his death. Someone was quoted in saying that he was one of the outstanding you can elect of the world who pave the way for many of the technological developments of Modern Times Nicola face many difficulties in his life and even failure but he continued to learn and apply his mind to designing new things and improving the world around him like Tesla. You can be curious about about the world around you in school. He saw the power of electricity and wanted to learn how it worked. He found new ways to use it to improve the lives of people all over the world learning learning how to invent an improved things is a combination of learning how the forces in the world work called physics and what things are made of called chemistry and then using creativity to apply this knowledge to the world. This is why it's a good idea to pay attention in school and take the time outside of school to dig deeper and really understand how the world works..
What's Up with the New 'Tesla Tower'?
"Hey, brain stuff listeners for all you fans of true crime investigations. There's a new podcast from glamour, and how stuff works Marcus Hanna. Devante Abigail, Jeremiah and Sierra were all black children adopted by two white women, Sarah and Jennifer heart. It looked as if the hearts were the perfect family, but their lives ended in a murder suicide. Car crash shocked their friends and made national headlines starting Semper forth with new episodes every Tuesday co host Justin and Elizabeth follow. The families beta journey. You can listen subscribe to broken hearts spelled H A R T S on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff. Lauren Bogle Bon here late in twenty eighteen APIs does called visit technologies. Formerly tech Saen completed a tower off of I thirty five near Milford, Texas with its laddis style. Structural supports and bulbous top it bears a distinct resemblance to Nikola Tesla's warden cliff tower sometimes called the tesla tower which was an ill-fated power project envisioned by the famous engineer in the early twentieth century the tower was meant to provide free energy all over the planet using wireless technology but instead wound up scrapped by creditors. After tesla couldn't pay the mortgage on the property visits vision statement, rendered in all caps on its website is to power the planet and bring light to the world indicating that its primary goal is indeed power related. They're aiming to offer epic trinity without traditional infrastructure as part of the partnership with Baylor University. If it's anything like tesla system, it could also offer new ways to send signals for radio communications. And. Global positioning systems, and it could bring city to the one point three billion people worldwide who don't have it and don't have the infrastructure to get it. According to company literature. The endeavor relies heavily on what are called zanuck surface waves these waves named for Jonathan Senic a twentieth century, physicist and electrical engineer are electromagnetic waves that harnessed earth surface is a sort of wave guide or conduit for electricity and communications signals so powerful that they enveloped the entire planet without the need for wires. Unlike so many other types of transmissions zanuck waves don't suffer degradation from challenges like solar flares lightning or other electromagnetic pulses sounds like a fairly straightforward corporate experiments so far right setup. Power transmitters in one location. And then the receivers in another tweet the variables of it. And then determine if you can make your theories work in real world conditions. The thing is when it comes to Nikola Tesla's legacy. Nothing is simple. His legend is fertile ground. Not only for real modern science. But also for fringe theories of all kinds down the rabbit hole. Wego let's review. In nineteen forty-three, tesla a brilliant possibly mentally ill. Scientist died in the hotel. He was living in US officials immediately seized the scientists research a partially in hopes of finding plans for a secret death-ray particle beam weapon. And of course, also to prevent access spies from getting their hands on any useful. Scientific revelations hundreds of pages of those documents were subsequently classified and went missing. It wasn't until two thousand sixteen that a freedom of information act. Forced authorities to unveil some of those papers it's possible that Tesla's tower had potential applications in some sort of particle Ray weapon, hence, the classified files. Some have even taken to calling device a piece Ray a kind of defense system that the war hating tesla created to prevent countries from attacking each other a powerful invisible. Wall of force that would keep enemies at bay without resorting to violence of bullets or bombs flash. Forward to modern times fringe, there's pounced. On the fact that to a visit technologies top leaders are ex-military with histories and ballistic missile defense. This at a time when the US commander in chief is speaking about a space-based missile defense system and the residence of Milford Texas, reasonably worried about the towers purpose. But there's more when tesla died in nineteen forty-three and US authorities snapped up his research, they called in a well, regarded electrical engineer from MIT to sift through the papers and note, anything useful. That engineer was Dr John g Trump uncle to President Donald Trump after valuating Tesla's work, John Trump scoffed at many of the geniuses ideas as speculative, but why then were these documents classified for so long? And is it just a coincidence that visits tower was constructed after Trump family member was elected to office? Visit technologies did not respond to the request of the house of works editorial staff for comment on the story. But Michael Taylor. Vice president of communications at visit had indicated. Located previously that the first rounds of testing involved low-power waves that wouldn't have any negative effects on humans or animals and has said that the company only wants to improve the lives of people in the community and quote the world around us. As of June two thousand eighteen the company had planned to conduct tests for perhaps six months to a year. And then use those results to reevaluate its future plans for further experiments as to what sort of plans, those might be. We'll just have to wait and see. Today's episode was written by Nathan Chandler and produced by Tyler clang for iheartmedia, and how stuff works for more on this and lots of other electrifying topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Mating matters is why we do what we do. 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"nikola tesla" Discussed on Inquiring Minds
"Hog it got a nice you know apartment in the waldorf astoria he was eating fully dinner that del monaco he was befriending you know john muir and and worked twain back to those two were buddies that's a whole nother story but it all sort of came to a point where it disappeared import simply because of his idealism and his lack he was a great inventor but he was a horrible businessman and a horrible negotiator so after niagara falls george westinghouse was a little bit strapped for cash they spend a lot of money to demonstrate this project and also the economy was turning a little bit band in so j p morgan and other new york bankers thought this was a great opportunity to sort of take away george westinghouse's company so westinghouse needed to figure out some way to reduce his expenses and one of the largest ones what's his royalty that he was paying to nikola tesla for these motors that he would produce so he goes to tesla this is how tesla tells them and says i'm in trouble you know can you help me and tesla idealist that he is you know turns to westinghouse and said you have been my friend all this time and you are the one who is going to bring my invention that's going to improve the world you're going to make it into fruition and so allow me to tear up this contract with probably hundreds of millions of dollars would have flowed from that he had everything in his favorite yet the patents he had the contract and from idealism and you know friendship he tore it up and and basically sacrificed the money and you know for the rest of his life and at the end he actually was declared bankruptcy and died almost penniless that's obviously how he his name sort of became a raised from literacy made these bad business decisions but he was so prolific i mean you talked about how more coney at the at the beginning was credited with radio but tesla had a hand in that and radar and robotics is you talked about xrays how did he become a foot new to all of these stories that he had a hand in the technology developing i think it's a bit of a puzzle to be quite honest with you which is one of the reasons that sparked me just to write a biography about him impart it's because he was a little quirky not only was he this bad negotiators that gave up an opportunity to have you know successful business but i mean he had some quirks i mean he you know hated jewelry on women he would get a fever if he saw a peach he would have to count his step so that they were divisible by three otherwise you'd have to do the whole thing all over again but i think at the core the difference is largely that what he gave us were system that sort of underlying or service the foundation for our economy and consumers like you and i don't always notice them so oh he gave us an electric motor they obviously run our elevators they run on our appliances real don't really see them thomas edison gave us an incandescent light bulb we know what that is he gave us a phonograph we look at that so i think that some of it is that just what they provided to the world we're on different levels and what tesla provided were more fundamental more systematic that people couldn't see and through a pre she ate and that's my inner sort of take us to one of the reasons that he became less well known at least in the united states in the regions where he was born in the balkan countries he is considered still an icon almost you know a hero but here in the united states it would be my guess that he was just you know on a different level of inventing how did tesla see all.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Inquiring Minds
"Richard munson welcome to enquiring minds thanks for having me tesla's a name that is part of popular culture once again but it wasn't always that way nikola tesla's undergone some sort of renaissance it was with so many people heralding all the discoveries after being in obscurity for so long but there were all the inventions that tesla's responsible for and then there is tesla the man can you talk to us about how nikola tesla where he grew up and how he ended up coming to this country while he was actually born a serb in croatia lived in an isolated village as father was an orthodox priest and he had his first job as installing edison electric or telephone systems actually in budapest and paris and largely because he was so bright the european supervisors sent him to new york city to work with the great man himself thomas edison and so he arrived in new york city and as you probably i guess the two of them although they were introduced as both brilliant men to each other they really just did not hit it off they had totally different styles thomas edison with a little bit frumpy and to be honest a little bit crass nikola tesla was quite cosmopolitan spoke about eight languages and always dressed like he was headed for the opera that said they also had totally different inventing styles edison was more of a what's try things trial and error approach whereas tesla was far more cerebral in his activities so you're right at as you noted at the beginning tesla's receiving a bit of a popular revival my hope in this book was to suggest that he d needs more of one because i think noting the the popularity of both edison and marconi in this country and deservedly so noting the accomplishments the tesla provided us he also deserves a far more of a renaissance and more appreciation so even tesla is cosmopolitan and well dressed well read obviously well spoken with with being fluent in so many languages would you have considered him have prodigy even as a young man and child before he he came to this country well he no doubt with bright but this is one of the on things about nikola tesla's upbringing he had an older brother about five years older whose name was dane who clearly was nncholas idol as well as the family favorite who was considered extraordinarily beyond all meeting ten would follow his father into the priesthood unfortunately when dane was twelve years old and nikola was i think about the seven the families white stallion bolted through young deign to the ground and he died that night from his injuries and nikola he's seven years old he just witnessed his brother dying and his mother at midnight take wakes them up out of bed and calm and says you have to come into the other room and kiss your brother good bye can you imagine and if he suggested he tesla you know fifty five years later would suggest that this image you know continue to haunt him through his days you would think that the family then having lost their eldest son would turn to nikola and just you know he's our boy in our hope going into the future but instead they just continue to idolize the dead son and nikola found himself even though he was making a compliment than getting great marks at school the parents always sort of suggested the dane would have done better so tesla despite the fact that he was one of her greatest inventors ever grew up without any self confidence what drove him to actually come to america was it sort of escaping these family and veron's or was he driven by something else will i think it was a variety of factors i think there was you know something about you know getting out of europe but there also was just the opportunity that america po is there with the land of promise and his supervisor also helped along by reading a letter to thomas edison actually knew him and suggested probably the best letter of recommendation for written he said to thomas edison i know of two great men you were one of them and the other is this young man nikola tesla so obviously he gets hired by edison does great work for edison for a while but they split largely because edison at least according to tesla's view of it had promised a bonus if tesla was able to increase the efficiency of the edison generators so tesla's stayed up late at night he worked on.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Inquiring Minds
"Tesla is a name we see everywhere these days cars companies heck i even know of three pets that have that name these days nikola tesla's become a darling of silicon valley where his spirit of invention is celebrated daily that resurgence is largely due to all of his contribution so there is alternating current for sure but he also had contributions to radio radar xrays wireless technology which i found crazy even robotics and yes the web comic the oatmeal had a huge hand in the popularization with that fateful web comic and fund raising campaign for the tesla museum but tesla the man died penniless was quickly erased as one of the smartest and most famous people of his time and while we focused on the inventions we often don't talk about tesla the man have you noticed this strange resurgence over the past ten years because tesla's not a name we heard much about before let's say like two thousand yeah i know it seems like yeah i mean i i don't know if this is something that we can blame you on musk for or people are like it's like name recognition all of a sudden but certainly yes he's he seems to have grown in our kind of in fame in the history of science in the last decade more so than he did in the previous five decades and you can imagine a inventor that that is that prolific is probably a strange dude and guess what nikola tesla lives up to every bit of that and that's why this week we have on richard munson he's the author of several books he currently directs the environmental defense fund clean energy efforts in the midwest but his newest book is tesla inventor of the modern which chronicles his life from growing up in serbia to his time in the us wasn't there a recent movie out about tesla shirt there's been multiple movies about tesla but my favorite is the prestige yes is that with benedict cumberbatch no that one this one has wolverine and i am batman in okay well yes i feel like if someone hasn't cast benedict cumberbatch is tesla they should because to me he'd be like the perfect you know weird dude well thanks for joining us on indre and sure try to remember movies so with that let's take a short break and we'll be back with.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of of technological endeavour yeah on one hand they're all over the place in terms of what they do on the other hand i started to realize when i dug into the way he thinks in the way he starts companies and what he's doing is that actually the end goal is the same for all of his companies which is to increase the probability of a good future for humanity that's the wording he would use so you can't ensure it but to at least try to nudge that probability upwards they were headed towards more of a utopia heaven future with incredible technology that is good you've met him several times what do you think of him the truth is he's a very authentic guy he's just kind of a guy like a guy you met in college who's really smart you like it very much tim urban isn't the only one listen to melissa schilling she's a professor at the stern school of management and the author of a book quirky the remarkable story of the traits foibles and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world let's ten surprising is that nikola tesla nealon musk actually share some traits in common a lot of traits in common in fact but nikola tesla was even more extreme so his sense of self efficacy was so huge that people thought he was just completely hubristic that he was delusional and yet then he actually came through on most of us promises like when he was fourteen he told his father he was going to build a water wheel under niagara falls there was going to shoot electricity around america and of course everybody thought that was just a silly little dream of a fourteen year old and that is in fact exactly what he did within two decades of saying that so nikola tesla was brilliant he had a photographic memory he had all kinds of obsessive compulsions he had to wash his hands all the time he if his food wasn't perfectly divisible by a cubic root he wouldn't eat it he was a lifelong celebrate except that he had one soul mate that he talked at length about who we desperately was in love with and it was a pigeon he's unusual he was an unusual guy but he was you know he.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on WLOB
"Technology and i was asked recently if you'd have dinner with one person living or dead who would it be said yvonne musk and you know maybe you on musk and maybe nikola tesla but but he would be my dad one but anyways you know he has created he's the albert einstein of our time and he has created this hyperloop thing for free he just through the plans out there and hyperloop can travel at seven hundred miles an hour and can carry more freight than a semi i mean governor like i can i would go talk to him in a second about doing some sort of infrastructure like that and it's an eighth of the cost of rail so we should be looking at all of these things and i will say one of the things that government will page has done is he's created a foundation for jumping off point that's right we have built under the pages leadership in the last eight years we built a solid foundation for maine's economy now we need to build the house the walls up and put on the roof and that's why it's so critical we elected republican governor absolutely critical that we that we get a majority in the legislature because if we don't and the democrats were to win the blaine house in the legislature they will eradicate one legislative session all the work so i'll say this too so i had a i had a district attorney who will remain nameless that talk to me in the other day and said what are you going to do to make sure that janet mills doesn't doesn't do some of the things that she's done district attorney's i'm like i'm gonna make sure that we get republicans elected so that we have a republican attorney general you know and so it's about that's that is so important is whoever the nominee is if it's me or if it's someone else if you don't have a legislature you can't do anything asked paul lepage.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on WSRQ Talk Radio
"Worked incredibly diligently to try to get their attention and their approval and particularly on his natural efforts of wanting to be an engine near even though his father was more inclined to have him be a priest like himself okay and what steered him in that direction well he struggled to gain his father's approval really was one of the underlying themes associates early life he finally convinced it's father that he should be allowed to study engineering when he was virtually on his deathbed dying of cholera and cleverly nikola tesla turned to its father and said i think i could get better if i were allowed to go off and study engineering and lo and behold he got better and for the first couple of years he was the stellar students bringing home a perfect grades and high marks but his teachers and his father began to get concerned that he was working too hard and was threatening his health and so they continued to try to pressure him to join the priesthood which he's simply rejected he actually ran away from home took up gambling and bill billiards and his father you know trying to lure him back home but he ended up returning in the hands of the police having been arrested the vagrant you can imagine that his father was not exactly pleased with his now remaining on not only not being appraised but coming home in the arms of the police tesla then turn to uncles who were both associated with thomas edison particularly in installing edison telephone systems in both budapest and paris and it was there that i think he really nurtured his interest in both telecommunications as well as electra thirty and because he was so bright and edison supervisors have to take a short commercial break but after the break we're going to continue discussion of your latest book tesla inventor of the modern and you are listening to science fantastic give us a call the hotline number is six one two five six four eight one three five.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"Welcome back to science fantastic with professor michio kaku once again our special guest has richard munson the book is called tesla inventor of the modern so today of course we all know that the name of edison shines brightly here in new york city where i'm broadcasting from con edison edison delivers the electric city right to your doorstep but there is another figure out there nikola tesla a genius that many people think never got his justice hurts well with us today richard munson author of the book nikola tesla inventor of the modern well richard where we last left off we were talking about how nikola tesla was the unfavoured son so to speak and basically had to be returned back to his parents by the police but what was the turning point now you mentioned that he was fascinated by the the fact that edison's work was coming into the area what was the turning point that lyneham onto this great journey to work out many of the electric marvels of today well the turning point with when he was in budapest in paris working for the edison phone companies trying to stall phone systems there and as a classic example of how tesla's mind work he actually envisioned the electric motor this thing that now runs all of our appliances or elevators are electric cars even he envisioned this while he was walking through a budapest park reciting gutu faust so you have this intriguing combination of a man who appreciates the linkage if you will between both the humanities and science and i think the recognition in europe of his genius causes supervisors to send him to new york and work actually directly with thomas edison himself in fact his european supervisor proudly provided the greatest letter of recommendation ever written he wrote to edison saying i know of two great men and you were one of them the other is this young man man okay so he leaves europe and heads off to the us of aid to meet his hero thomas edison them but i understand that he and thomas edison didn't quite get along so well but well tell us about his relationship with thomas edison did not hit it off import because they just have a different style edison appears always rather rumbled and crash while tesla often looked like he was headed to the.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"Result he claims that he worked incredibly diligently to try to get their attention and their approval and particularly on his natural efforts of wanting to be an engine near even though his father was more inclined to have him be a priest like himself okay and what steered human interaction well leaving and getting interested in electronically well he has struggled to gain his father's approval really was one of the underlying themes so his early life he finally convinced his father that he should be allowed to study engineering when he was virtually on his deathbed dying of cholera and cleverly nikola tesla turned to its father and said i think i could get better if i were allowed to go off and study into nearing and lo and behold he got better and for the first couple of years he was the stellar students bringing home you know perfect grades and high marks but his teachers and his father began to get concerned that he was working too hard and was threatening his health and so they continued to try to pressure him to join the priesthood which he's simply rejected he actually ran away from home took gambling and billiards and his father you know trying to lure him back home but he ended up returning in the hands of the police as having been arrested as you can imagine that his father was not exactly pleased with his now remaining son not only not being appraised but coming home in the arms of the police tesla then turn to with uncles who were both associated with thomas edison particularly in installing edison telephone systems in both budapest and paris and it was there that i think he really nurtured his interest in both telecommunications as well as electric city and because he was so bright and addison supervisors you have to take a short commercial break but after the break we're gonna continue discussion of your latest book tesla inventor of the modern and you are listening to science fantastic give us a call the hotline number is six one two five six four eight one three five.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Oh he was a us citizen the fbi actually sees tesla's belongings under the alien property act tesla had died without much money and lost his fame still almost seventy five years later the legacy of nikola tesla lives on in the final analysis alternating current one out because it was a better system even edison's company had switched over to tesla's alternating current google founder sarah gay brennan larry page are said to be fans of tesla in fact page reportedly decided to become an engineer after reading a biography of tesla when he was twelve years old and of course there is billionaire yuan musk when it came time to name his electric car company he chose tesla motors now when we hear the name tesla we think of innovation and cutting edge technology which is as it should be as it honors the memory of and in near and inventor nikola tesla thank you for joining us for another episode of historical figures the new episode comes out every wednesday so don't forget to subscribe to historical figures on i tunes soundcloud stitcher google play spotify or your favorite podcast directory and while you're there leave us a fivestar review you can also find us on facebook and instagram at par cast and on twitter park cast network poor through our website park has to dot com that's p a r c a s t dot com as always we thank you for listening historical figures was created by max cutler it is a production of cutler media and is part of the park cast network it is produced by mackson ron cutler sound design by kenny hobbs with production assistance by carry murphy.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"First there were many people working simultaneously on similar projects so there were discoveries that overlapped second there was big business involved so the influence of corporations along with the fortunes at stake played a role what we do know is that tesla applied for his radio patents in eighteen ninety seven and that marconi didn't apply for his patten's until nineteen 100 however marconi and ferdinand braun got all the credit when they were awarded the nineteen on nine nobel prize in physics for their work in radio tesla actually light marconi and respected his work still it had to be a little galling that marconi got the credit as the inventor and profited heavily from radio and the us supreme court actually ruled and 1943 that it was tesla who invented radio sadly the ruling came just a few months after tesla died this was a pattern for tesla he didn't always profit from his work remember his deal to collect royalties from westinghouse right and here's another time he didn't profit in 1915 there was a press dispatch that nikola tesla and thomas edison were to share the nobel prize in physics it would be a tremendous honor to tesla with it caveat he was sharing it with his rival edison alas the report was mistaken and despite his many achievements there would be no nobel prize for tesla that year or any subsequent won the prize in 1915 didn't even go to edison but to sir william henry brag and william lawrence brag for quote their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of x rays the money wasn't a motivating factor for tesla the work was he was committed to his inventions more than anything tesla one said i do.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"I shall to tesla because he had seen a picture of niagara falls growing up and had one of his visions around it knowing he was actually getting the opportunity to harness this great force of nature after two years of hard work the project was coming along nicely when disaster struck at two thirty a m on march thirteen th eighteen 95 fire broke out in the first floor of the building containing tesla's laboratory the fire destroyed everything including hundreds of models plans notes lab data tools and photographs a headline in the new york herald said fruits of genius were swept away and noted that years of labour were lost tesla was in a days he briefly cut himself off from the world disappearing and leaving his worried friends to search for him after his success at the world's fair test led many high society friends notably mark twain who enjoyed visiting the lab in toying with tesla's inventions before it burned down after some time to mourn the loss in the fire tesla came out of hiding and got back to business in november of eighteen 96 when nikola tesla was forty years old the niagara falls project was completed but now would at work the local authorities were nervous but on midnight of november 16th the first power reach buffalo new york it was another smashing success for tesla but westinghouse itself was under pressure they'd been hit with financial trouble the company was in danger of going under george westinghouse approach tesla and told him he needed a break there was no way he could pay out the royalties fraud of loyalty tested tore up the deal and gave up all his royalties ha so that was wide tesla didn't become a billionaire nope what mattered most attest though was the work any way and he was always looking for new projects in eighteen ninety nine he embarked on a new project in colorado springs he built a lab that was over six thousand feet above sea level and said he was trying to send a radio transmission from there to paris when the station came on bolt of lightning more than a hundred feet in length shot out of the transmission tower and then suddenly they off the station knocked out the power of the local electric company indeed the whole city lost power slower.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"It made tesla very comfortable tesla teaming up with westinghouse began what was called the war of the currence with addison on one side and westinghouse and tesla on the other edison wasn't going down without a fight which is not surprising because there were millions and potentially billions of dollars at stake edison claimed that tesla's alternating current was dangerous because of the high voltage he secretly enlisted the help of an engineer named harold brown who gave demonstrations against alternating current that were quite gruesome cowger some they often included the electrocution of dogs and other animals then brown in edison took it a step further new york legislators were influence to change the method of execution in the state to the electric chair banned not surprisingly brown secretly funded by edison designed this cheer to work on alternating current the theory being this is a method we used to put killers to death it shouldn't be allowed in our lives and homes and were the electric chair ready convicted murderer william kamler was sentenced to death by alternating current westinghouse fought back hiring a top lawyer to overturn camlar's sentence even taking it to the supreme court but edison one out on august sixth eighteen ninety convicted murderer william kamler became the first man legally executed by the electric chair thanks to the intervention of harold brown the chair was powered by westinghouse generators created with tesla's patents but it wasn't instantaneous it took four minutes for camlar to die it was gruesome and colloquially death by the electric chair was called being westinghouse however in this difficult time tesla made what he considered to be his greatest achievement on july 30th eighteen ninety one 35yearold nikola tesla became an american citizen tesla often said that he valued his certificate of naturalization above all the other honors he received in his life and those honours were about to come the eighteen 93 world's fair in chicago was planned as the first.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Places to hear new episodes on the birdcage theater the eastern state penitentiary and many more visit apple podcast tune in google play or wherever you listen to podcasts and search for haunted places again that's h a u n t e d p l a c e s or visit par cast dot com slash haunted to start listening now they're now let's get back to the story dobrush no commentator a motor turned by a magnetic field it was a simple plan but he changed our daily lives forever now nikola had a clear desire bought the culmination of that effort was still six years away he still had to build the thing after all while tesla was working in europe he made a connection with charles batchelor a longtime associate of thomas edison yes that thomas edison the famed inventor the light bulb the wizard of menlo park when bachelor then running the continental edison company in europe was recalled from paris and eighteen eighty four to manage the edison machine works in america he asked that tesla be brought along as well so twenty eight year old nikola tesla appeared before the great edison himself in the summer of 18 84 tesla was desperate for a job because he was out of money and all he had was a letter of introduction from charles batchelor mmhmm but the letter was quite impressive bachelor had written to edison i know true great men and you are one of them the other is this young man unfortunately edison was not impressed what he saw before him was a strange foreigner six and a half feet tall and quite skinny dressed in a bowler hat and with a finely trimmed mustache though rumpled and weary edison as tesla what he could do tests the proceeded to detail the work had been doing in france and germany and described his plan to develop induction motors made to run smoothly and powerfully on alternating current medicine of course was skeptical of this idea like most people at the time he thought an alternating karn motor was impossible and it was dangerous to think about electricity was a new invention accidents could end did.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on Historical Figures
"No one had come up with a way to make a functional alternating current motor debt theoretical alternating current motor occupied tesla's mind direct current motors required a sparking device called a commentator to reverse the direction of the current but tesla speculated that it might be possible to do away with the spark in connections creating a current the could change direction more easily he was obsessed with this idea eventually tesla came to a solution the key word is eventually because for now nikola tesla was a young man in his early twenties man like most people in their twenties his interest expanded well beyond his studies he started gambling first playing cards and then taking up billiards he borrowed money from his mother and started drinking smoking and chasing women net was very distressing to his family to see their bright young son addicted to alcohol nick teen and gambling and most distressing of all he was forced to drop out of school when he gambled away all of his tuition money the continued his rebel lifestyle until eighteen seventy nine when militant tesla died it was a wakeup call nikolas mother called him to task for his lifestyle in nikola reformed at once as he later said he changed his life without a backward glance he cut out smoking and caffeine he cut back on alcohol and he got to work finding a job he spent some time in prague then moved to budapest thanks to a reference from an uncle he landed a position as a draftsman with the central telephone exchange of the hungarian government telephone and telegraph services were new to the city of budapest in tesla dove into learning about them but there was one more step back nicolas started to suffer from a strange illness his heart raced and he twitched and trembled for no apparent reason his hearing already strong became so acute that he claimed the ticking of a watch for the buzzing of a fly.
"nikola tesla" Discussed on KELO
"Host designated driver of the airwaves and moderator up the nights upcoming cacophonous cavalcade of conversation happy to be back with you tonight on what is a gorgeous evening here in the desert tonight we have a pair of break engaging guests ambitious and jeddah subject wise you know bill burns from his work with you of o magazine and then on you up all hunters the tv series is written several best and compelling books on topics of special interest to our audience roswell phil corso jfk bill is always a consummate pro who knows how to tell a good story and tonight he returns with a doocy the focus is two of the greatest minds in human history inventors visionaries thomas edison and nikola tesla if you've read much about those two than chances are you know bitten like each other very much they were giants in their time but became bitter rivals and bow the world is still living with the consequences of that at rivalry bill burns and his codriver joe martin to put together an intriguing and little known part of the edison tesla saga both of these geniuses were intrigued by the possibility of communicating with the dead edison historians will probably dispute this view in fact i know they have the already have many times and and the idea that edison was working on a machine that might contact people who moved go onto the next plane of existence would likely drive some of them up the wall we're okay with that so is bill burns he will join me in a few minutes to make the case was thomas edison trying to build a socalled spirit phone and was tesla on the same trail perhaps in competition with his archrival will hear the evidence the book is called edison versus tesla the battle over there last invention and i think you'll be intrigue as in trade this with this as i was up then in the second half tonight what with all the zambia's everywhere we look the rotting corpses are looking really the ease our brains tv shows and movies and comic books and video games a commercials even slot machines at casinos here what does it say about us to be so interested in in telling and.