Top 10 Greatest Inventions by Nikola Tesla

Top 10 Greatest Inventions by Nikola Tesla Nikolai Tesla was a man with big ideas; he
has over 300 patents to his name. The problem was that Tesla was way ahead of his time and
a lot of his more elaborate ideas theoretically worked, but never actually panned out. With
that being said, the man was still a brilliant inventor who gave the world some amazing inventions
and was a pioneer in many fields. These are the 10 best Tesla inventions that were designed,
constructed and tested. 10. The Tesla Coil The Tesla coil was invented in 1891 and it
uses two coils; a primary and a secondary. Each coil has its own capacitor, which is
something that stores energy, like a battery. The coils are connected to a spark gap, which
is just open air where the spark can generate. The result is that the Tesla coil can shoot
lightning bolts, send electric currents through the body and create electron winds. Tesla
had developed it because he was obsessed with powering cities wirelessly. Today, the Tesla
Coil is mostly used for entertainment and can be seen in places like science centers.
Some elements of it are also used in radios. Why the Tesla Coil is important is because
it helped engineers understand the nature of electricity better and how to use it. 9. The Magnifying Transmitter In the late 1890s Tesla had become obsessed
with transferring power without wires and he thought that it was possible to do it at
higher altitudes. After securing some funding, Tesla set up a lab in Colorado Springs in
May 1899. There, he built the largest and most powerful Tesla coil called the Magnifying
Transmitter. The Magnifying Transmitter had three coils and was fifty-two feet in diameter.
It generated millions of volts of electricity and shot lightning bolts that were 130 feet
long. They were the biggest man-made lightning at the time. The problem was that Tesla was a bit too ambitious
and ahead of his time. Wireless electricity wouldn’t be developed until the mid-2010s,
and as of 2015, it is not yet common in households. While this specific project did not pan out,
the vision and the scope are still quite impressive. The Magnifying Transmitter was the predecessor
to Tesla’s Wardenclyffe tower that was supposed to provide free electricity and communications
to the world. Tesla started working on the project in 1901, but after financial backers
pulled out the project fell apart and in 1915 the site went into foreclosure. The project
also ruined Tesla. He had to file for bankruptcy and had a nervous breakdown. 8. The Tesla Turbine In the early 20th century the world saw the
rise of the piston engine in automobiles. In an attempt to compete against the piston
engine, Tesla developed his own turbine. It was bladeless and used smooth discs that spun
in a chamber. How it worked was that fuel was combusted before entering the main chamber
that contained the discs. The combustion would make the disks rotate, which ran the engine.
When Tesla tested the engine in 1909, it got 60 percent fuel efficiency, which is impressive
considering that currently we only get 42 percent fuel to energy conversion rates. Yet,
because of the nature of business, people saw more value in the piston engine because
of fuel sales and it became the norm that is still in use today. 7. Shadowgraphs In 1895, German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
discovered a mysterious energy that he called X-rays. These X-rays had a strange ability.
When he placed photographic film between his hand and a lead screen, it created an image
of the bones in his hand on the film. A short time later, Röntgen went public with his
research and the picture of Röntgen wife’s hand, which was taken December 22, 1895, became
famous. In the picture you can see the bones in her hand and the wedding ring on her finger. There is some evidence that Tesla knew a little
bit about X-rays before Röntgen made his research public. Tesla’s own research was
stopped when a fire destroyed his lab in 1895, shortly before Röntgen discovered them. When
Röntgen published his findings, it helped inspire Tesla to create his own X-ray using
a vacuum tube, which produced pictures that he called “shadowgraphs.” Tesla is considered
the first person in America to take an X-ray picture. He made a shadowgraph of a foot with
a shoe on it and sent it with a letter to Röntgen, congratulating him on the discovery.
Röntgen, in turn, wrote to Tesla commending him on taking a remarkably clear shadowgraph. Shadowgraphs played an important role in the
development of X-ray machines. After the discovery, people were developing new X-ray tools, but
the image was never that clear. Tesla realized that bulbs with higher voltages and bulbs
with thick walls make for clearer images. Tesla was also one of the first to write that
x rays may be harmful to the body. 6. Radio Who exactly invented radio is a point of contention.
What happened was that in 1895, Tesla was getting ready to transmit a radio signal 50
miles. Before he could do that, his lab burned down and it delayed the testing. Meanwhile,
in England an Italian man named Guglielmo Marconi was working on wireless telegraphy.
Marconi was granted a patent in England in 1896 for his device. His system was much different
than the one Tesla built. Marconi’s only used two circuits and couldn’t transmit
over long distances, such as the Atlantic. Tesla’s invention would use multiple circuits,
which would make it much stronger. Tesla submitted his patent in 1897 in the
United States and it was granted in 1900. When Marconi submitted his radio patent in
1900 to the U.S. Patent Office, it was turned down because it was too similar to Tesla’s.
Undeterred, Marconi opened his own company called the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company,
Ltd, and it had powerful backers, including English aristocrats, Andrew Carnegie and Tesla’s
rival, Thomas Edison. On December 12, 1901, while using a number
of Tesla’s patents, including a Tesla oscillator, Marconi was able to transmit a signal across
the Atlantic. In 1904, without giving a clear reason, the patent office reversed their decision
and said that Marconi’s patent was valid, making him the inventor of the radio. Marconi
won the Nobel Prize in 1911 and in 1915, Tesla sued Marconi’s corporation. The problem
was, at that point in his life, Tesla was too poor to take on a major corporation. The
case wasn’t settled until a few months after Tesla’s death in 1943 when the U.S. Supreme
Court upheld Tesla’s patent. However, the reason for that is, during that time, Marconi
was suing the United States government over patent infringements during World War I. By
reverting the rights back to Tesla, they would avoid the lawsuit with Marconi. 5. Neon Lamps While fluorescent and neon lights were not
discovered by Tesla, he did make many contributions to the advancement of both. What is interesting
is that no one working with cathode rays, which are the electrons observed in vacuum
tubes like neon lights, really came up with a practical application for the technology. Tesla saw an opportunity, so he experimented
with running electrical particles through gases and he developed four different types
of lighting. For example, he converted black light into visible light using a phosphorescent
substance that he created. He also found a practical use for such a technology when he
created lamps and neon signs. For example, at the World’s Columbian Exposition, otherwise
known as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, at his personal exhibit Tesla had neon signs
that were unique designs and written words. The idea became more popular and now neon
lights and signs light up major cities around the world. 4. The Adams Power Plant Transformer House For years, the Niagara Falls Commission was
looking for a company to build a hydroelectric plant that would harness the mighty power
of the falls. At first, they considered Thomas Edison’s direct current plant, but after
witnessing Tesla’s alternating current that was offered by Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse
was offered the contract in 1893. Westinghouse used designs from Tesla and the biggest problem
was getting and keeping funding for such an ambitious task that a lot of people doubted
would work. Yet, when the switch was flipped on November 16, 1896, the Adams Power Plant
Transformer House worked and started powering the city of Buffalo, New York. Ten more generators
were built, and they helped power New York City. The plant was considered revolutionary
and set the standard for modern hydroelectric power plants. 3. The Induction Motor An induction motor is a motor that uses alternating
current and it essentially has two parts – a stator and a rotor. The stator stays stationary
and it uses electromagnets to spin the rotor that is in the middle of it. Induction motors
are noted for being durable, easy to maintain and they are cheap to run. In the 1880s, there were two people who were
working separately on the induction motor; Tesla and Galileo Ferrari in Italy. They both
presented their findings in 1888, with Ferrari presenting his engine two months before Tesla
presented his. However, Tesla’s patents held up under the weight of the evidence.
Both had developed the same technology and came to the same independent conclusion, Tesla
had just filed his patents first. The induction motor was incredibly influential and it is
still used in everyday products like vacuums, blow dryers and power tools. 2. Teleautomaton In 1898, at the Electrical Exhibition at Madison
Square Gardens, Tesla showed off an invention he called “teleautomaton” and it was a boat
that was controlled by radio waves. He didn’t even have a patent on it because the patent
office didn’t want to issue one on something that they didn’t think was feasible. But
at the exhibition he proved that it was possible. He controlled the boat that had some batteries
on it. Through the radio waves, he controlled the propeller and even the lights on the boat. This invention was a big first in three different
areas, the first is remote controls. Radio waves that control objects are seen in everyday
life, such as television remote controls and garage door openers. Secondly, the boat is
also one of the earliest robots; it was a mechanical object that could be controlled
without a human physically touching it. Finally, the combination of robotics and radio control
technology makes Tesla’s boat the great grandfather of drones.
1. Alternating Current Easily, the most important inventions from
Nikolai Tesla involve his contributions to alternating current (AC). It is important
to note that he did not invent or even discover AC, but his inventions made AC applicable
for widespread use and it helped electrify the world. The story of how Tesla’s AC current came
to be the dominant power system is impossible to tell without talking about Thomas Edison.
In his early career, Tesla worked for Edison, whose company had developed direct current
(DC). DC is similar to a battery, it only sends power out. The problem with DC is that
about a mile away from the power generator, the electricity gets weaker. That is when
Tesla developed his advancements in AC. AC not only sends power out, but it also sends
power back to the source. This made it much more feasible to send large amounts of energy
over a large area. Edison hated AC and thought that Tesla was
completely wrong on the topic. This led to a rift between Tesla and Edison, which led
to Tesla quitting. While Tesla was unemployed, he worked odd jobs until he was able to raise
money for the Tesla Electric Company. His work caught the attention of engineer and
businessman George Westinghouse, who bought most of Edison’s patents involving AC. A pivotal moment in the history of electricity
came down to lighting The Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Edison and Westinghouse both
submitted quotes. Edison said he could light the whole fair for $554,000, but Westinghouse
said he could do it for $399,000, so Westinghouse won the contract. After the fair, AC became
more popular and it is the dominant electrical system that we still use today. Robert Grimminck is a Canadian freelance writer.
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Greatest Inventions by Nikola Tesla”

  1. everything is false. tesla's almost 700 inventions revolved around the theory of perpetual motion.

  2. Television remote controls don't use radio waves. They usually use infrared signals. If they used radio waves you would need to point the remote at the TV.

  3. To invent the Alternating Current and to be left in debt by the civilization instead to be the riches man that ever lived in the history of the planet, well thats the biggest criminal that ever happened..

  4. Judging with what I know about tesla humans didn't appreilcieate him and many times even tried to stop him from doing his work. We don't deserve him

  5. sad how so many inventions failed when the financial backers saw that he wanted to make things more efficient, or even free. So if the backer wouldn't profit like crazy they just dumped his projects. what would things be like today if Tesla actually had the support to produce his dreams?

  6. The other thing that is noted is that Nikola Tesla's invention of the induction motor is also used by a EV car company that is name after Tesla himsilf in their electronic cars. Not to mention the induction motor that Nikola Tesla had invented is also used by every electric vehicle maker out there..

  7. Edison took Tesla's ac and killed animals with it in demonstration's , he even killed an elephant to scare people into using his dc. Bad Edison bad human.

  8. This is what the world is missing now. Men who create,and improve life for all. With no thought of self.

  9. hey Tesla is it possible to coat a room walls with copper wire and make a square coil and a Tesla coil somewhere in the center can you power a TV? and play your Xbox or ps4 or what ever

  10. Just my opinion I think Tesla has grasped the fourth dimensions and is a time traveler or can perceive through the future with the works of his gifts plus I don't think his lab being burnt down is a coincidence

  11. do I remember teachers telling us students what a wonderful inventive man that Thomas Edison was? yeah, I could even show you the classroom if it was still there. seems like all he did was under mind and steal from somebody else.

  12. Thomas Edison took his credit smh
    He was being watched his whole life.
    Ideas stolen ect.
    All the ones tryna educate and progress with knowledge are shut down.
    They dont want people to gain knowledge.
    They fear it.
    Even Steven hawking's was killed because he had a secret base with scientist in their working on time machines they found and were also working on the philosopher stone a pocket dimension they were working on to open a 4th dimension.
    The earth is dying and we are killing it.
    Everything I just said is wrong in the public eyes

  13. Man, your pronunciation of European names and concepts (not to mention American names) is both painful and execrable. Do you do absolutely NO research at all ? Where is your effort to do so ? I just "mute" the volume and watch the vid instead.

  14. Tesla was robbed of his ideas if it wasn't for money we could all have free power and the Tesla coil is why we have cell phones pretty much about every wireless item remote control so on dude was made out to be insane he should if died rich and one of the most prolific inventors of anytime

  15. Two things, AC is not more efficient because the electricity returns to the source. Who writes this stuff? It's more efficient during transmission, because it can be stepped up in voltage for long haul transmission over relatively small diameter cables using transformers. Second, vacuum cleaners do not, as in never… ever use induction motors. Series wound brush-type motors produce more torque and speed needed to run the impeller at high enough speeds. And they produce the same amount of power on the same DC voltage.

  16. Gods son Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that by believing in him we can have life…belief in Christ Jesus be a free gift from the father, given to them [ through thee hearing of heth words ] whom he hath chosen for salvation

  17. Tesla really is the father of the modern world. Without him, we would be living completely differently. When society ripped him off, we all got ripped off.

  18. Tesla was a very smart man who was almost forgotten by inventing the radio he should have been given more credit or recognition I have not heard of him until now thanks for sharing this video

  19. Worked in theory and never panned out. Fitting phrase since he didn't want his ideas to be monetized; so the panning for gold refrence is suitable since that was all his investors and ourselves do. For proof, you wouldn't make these educational videos if you did not recieve compensation. Hope this pans out for you.

  20. No No No!! The induction motor belongs to Ferraris, Radio to Marconi, AC was already in use in Europe before Tesla even set foot in the US!
    Tesla was a plagiarist and patent pirate… nothing more!

  21. Edison actually hated AC so much that he held public demonstrations of how dangerous AC could be. For instance, he passed DC current through an elephant, which was completely unharmed. He then passed AC current through the same elephant, killing it. Despite all this, AC still won out because it is a heck of a lot better for power transmission than DC.

  22. And still allot ppl Hates Orthodox ppl and Tesla was One like myself. And also, when he discovered Electricity on that time destroying of the world and fast life started…and ofc World Weaponry race. His only Mistake was that he could not invent it on Balkan first…today we could be something like America, and if u did not know, they give some kind of substance in the food to Tesla that he cant have any more childs, because americans were afraid that he could make another too smart Man that could Destroy the world or Take their power from them. But for sure i can say that Tesla was Man with Balls and the smartest man the world will ever have.

  23. I am sick of all this ! Tesla was Robbed Of His inventions ! By everyone ! And it Pisses Me Off to No End ! I Hope Everyone That Ripped Tesla Off is Roasting in Hell !

  24. Another interesting Tesla video. After watching “Tesla – A man ahead of his Time, I had to watch this one, too. I wasn’t disappointed. Keep up the great work.🙂

  25. 9:50 that’s what America looks like folks, most Americans end up looking like this also… a true picture of the thieves of the world

  26. You have pegged the evaluation dictated by the dogma of the science community that prefers to deny the reality of electricity and also discredit Tesla by denying that he was in search of the secret to the wheelworks of nature. This is a goal that science has forgotten in allegiance to the leaders of industry who fund their existence. If I may represent Tesla's point of view as a counterpoint to this travesty and injustice; his first comment would no doubt be that your #10 was his #1.

    #1. The Tesla coil as Tesla implemented it. (His patents were not direct in disclosing the proper way to build his device. Tesla intentionally misdirected copy-cats with illustrations that were not complete, even misleading, but followed with alternatives, that seemed minor in his presentation… just there to "cover the bases of alternative options", but they were in fact ways of protecting the one true way the invention was intended by Tesla to be used.) His Tesla Coil distilled Ether from electricity.

    Your description of the Tesla coil is incomplete and incapable of doing what Tesla accomplished. You have taken the bait of reading his patents without the perspective of the inventor, and failed.

    Tesla discovered that electricity was not the energy that activated other processes. Electricity simply carried the Ether that would activate the processes of electrical devices. When he separated the Ether from the electricity, he began to crack the secret of physics, the fundamental wheelworks of natural systems. Repeatedly, and in a controlled fashion, Tesla was able to gather and amplify the Ether that travels along with charge and current. From this platform, the list of miracles that Tesla was able to preform was extensive, but clearly indicated that they were boundless, infinite in their capacity to change the entire social and science structure of the industrial economy.

    BTW, quantum physics has verified this reality; although clearly for monetary purposes, they do not directly disclose this fact. According to wikipedia, modern physicists call Aether, Quintessence. Quintessence is an alchemical term for the fifth essence or element. This is the classical definition of Aether. The spelling Ether is preferred when dealing with Aether that has been conditioned to a specific purpose. This conditioning happens to Aether in proximity to matter or particles such as charged particles: ie. electrons. Particles do not ever touch. They are in fact quite distant to each other when they interact. (Protons pack themselves 100,000 diameters apart in the nucleus of atoms; that's like two basket balls locking in place while 15 miles apart. In atoms, electrons reach minimal distances of 50,000 diameters from protons.) Wouldn't it make sense to try to control the stuff that actually does the work?

    The stuff that separates particles and carries the effect of the interactions is Ether. Tesla discovered with his coil, the conditions that set up this conditioning and how to influence the effect without particles being involved. This discovery would have to be the #2 on his list; although it easily is #1 except he would not have made the discovery without his coil… The other top discoveries relate to the principles of Aetheric Physics which Tesla discovered. Subsequent to those are the mechanisms which he designed to implement these principles in useful devices. His less popular electrical devices are in fact Ether devices. Sadly, for obvious reasons, he stopped patenting his inventions; his later years of development were seized by the government and industrial leaders of the day at his death. Of course they claim there were no inventions of import in the decades of research he continued to work.

    #2 On the list is: Energy, Frequency, & Vibration is the key to manipulating Ether. #'s 3 – 10 would be the specific frequencies, vibrations, and energies that were discovered to have beneficial effect such as: lighting the air directly without bulbs or heat, cooling the air directly and creating gentle breezes without air conditioner-compressors or heat exchangers, warming the air directly without fire or burned fuel, sending lossless communications of infinite bandwidth and no delay, sending power instantly to a specific receiver which would automatically stay connected to the source regardless of its location, this was the effect that your #9 provided. His power transmitter transmitted Ether, not electricity. The third coil you mention is in fact a directional antenna which would resonate with the targeted antenna. The receiver, would convert the Ether beam into electricity, or power an Etheric device directly.

    One of the features of the Tesla Coil is that it amplified electricity up to 5,000 times depending on the voltage levels and the grounding, and the frequency it was operating at. Tesla used the resonance of his coil to amplify the Ether, then through controlled collection, reconvert it back into electricity. The apparent process was this, but there is evidence today that Ether actually replicates the particles that have conditioned it. Regardless, the Tesla Coil and amplifying transmitter were self-powered.

    Tesla found his Ether projector could also send tuned streams that were very beneficial to his health, both physical and mental. People would come and have cancer healed. The process was without side effects because it was a way of giving the body the Ether it needed to operate more efficiently and correctly. Others, Royal Raymond Rife in particular developed this into a very complex approach, determining not only beneficial frequencies and vibrations, but also ones that would destroy certain bacteria and viruses. Wilhelm Reich demonstrated you just needed a capacitive structure to collect and focus Ether for healing benefit with his "Orgone" accumulator. Other processes were also developed by Tesla, some less friendly than just powering light-bulbs and motors. Tesla was able to disintegrate any material. He was able to electrically charge and discharge items remotely, he developed safe x-rays that could image bones or soft tissues, he could remotely magnetize or demagnetize objects, he could move objects remotely (John Hutchison, following Tesla's lead has levitated objects), and also drill holes in metal plates behind walls without damaging the intervening wall. The Ether streams would pass through anything that was not resonant to the antenna or the specific molecule it was tuned to. Tesla knew what only astronauts experience, stars emit Ether streams, they are invisible. Space outside the atmosphere is black, stars are transparent. What we observe in space is real-time. There is no delay. All the basic assumptions of Astrophysics are false leads.

    The Ether beams were superluminal (superconducting in the Aether), lossless, and self-amplifying. Tesla coined the terms skin effect and cosmic rays, referring to the effects of Aether, only to have them high-jacked by science and mis-applied to conditions that better fit the incorrect descriptions of industrialized science. There were other scientists who applied his coil as the broadcasting Etheric transmitter it is in its simplest construction and found they increased the yields and shortened the growth cycles for farm crops. Ebner demonstrated this so effectively using high voltages that a Swiss Pharma company bought his patent and researched it, finding it extremely effective, and patented it extensively… to prevent it from cutting into its profits from drug and fertilizer sales. Those patents may have expired by now.

    And this same approach, only exponentially more profitable and damaging to the socio-economic-political ecosystem that free energy and safe Etheric control of matter is what brings us to seeing your report with all its misinformed declarations… An homage to assuage the guilt and reinforce the coverup of one of the darkest days in our history. This act to silence Tesla's real discoveries will be responsible for the annihilation of all life on the planet by natural means. Why? Because we failed to master the wheelworks of nature, and abandoned the quest when we had time to perfect the instruments of our salvation. The planet is undergoing a cycle that wiped out past civilizations, this time our "electrical grid" will amplify the destruction. There is a reason only stone remains from past civilizations that predate the last series of extinction events. Peace, B

  27. The first AC-motor was invented by Michael Faraday and the first Induction Motor olso by Michel Faraday and was Constructed by Hippolite Pixy

  28. I met Elon Musk in Chrysler company in Michigan in 2007 and he was working on a small electric car I asked him were the receiving office was he said I don’t work here. We talked and he asked me if I would ever buy a electric car I told him no not if they look like that nerd mobile. He laughed and said what would make me buy one. I told him if it was as fast as a Ford Mustang then why not. He asked me more questions and I brought up Tesla and told him that he is the greatest inventor with no recognition you should name your company Tesla. He laughed again and asked if I would come back years later and ask for a check I told him no his technology was built to free the people of the planet not keep them down. Well I didn’t think he would actually do it. But I’m proud of what he has done in Nikola Tesla honor.

  29. Tesla was bullied, threatened, ostrasized and silenced until his death. Powerful men didn't want the public to have his knowledge. Knowledge is power after all.

  30. I Love Tesla, and i pray the world knows who w
    He was and all his marvelous inventions, thanks to him we have the advance technology that we have today. I wish i lived in his time to know him.

  31. How dare you not mention the haters he had that took him down. Tesla did INVENT all of that, you gotta be stupid to think otherwise

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