Questions tagged [nikola-tesla]

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What is the earlier reference of Nikola Tesla [on hold]

I had a shower thought this morning, when or how did we first learn about Nikola Tesla? When I look at Wikipedia, I can see the first page was published in 2001 same time as Thomas Edison, however ...
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Did Tesla calculate the cubic root of the mass of his food before eating?

In an interview reported in the Sydney Morning Herald today, Professor Melissa Schilling is quoted as saying: If we had Tesla on the couch today, he would get a diagnosis of certainly mania, ...
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Did Einstein reply “Ask Tesla” when asked how it felt to be the smartest man alive?

There is an alleged exchange where Albert Einstein was asked "How does it feel to be the smartest man alive?" to which he allegedly replied "ask Tesla". Did it really happen? Sources that make this ...
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Can anyone function on just 2 hours sleep per night?

This infographic advert describes the sleeping habits of a few well-known people: A few of them were claimed to have gotten by with extremely little sleep. For example: Tesla, 2 hours of sleep per ...
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Is there any data on how efficient Tesla wireless power transmission was?

It's widely believed that Nikola Tesla not only demonstrated wireless power transmission but his works in this field were very successful. Wikipedia only says this The electric energy transmitted ...
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Did/does the US government keep secret papers by Nikola Tesla?

A popular conspiracy theory holds that Tesla invented a free energy device, but that the powers that be prevented him from publishing it, because it would hurt their investments. Of course, free ...
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Is Nikola Tesla the only scientist to successfully create ball lightning?

Related: Is there any scientific proof that ball lightning is real? Someone passed along this The Oatmeal comic about Tesla. It's quite interesting and entertaining. I was curious about a lot of the ...
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Did Nikola Tesla work on “healing machines”?

If so, what were they proven to do? I've heard this sometimes confused with Lakhovsky's MWO. Are there any primary sources of his work on "healing machines" and coils/tubes that eradicate disease? Did ...