Lots of people don’t know who Nikola Tesla was. He’s less famous than Einstein. He’s less famous than Leonardo. He’s arguably less famous than Stephen Hawking. Most gallingly for his fans, he’s considerably less famous than his arch-rival Thomas Edison.
But his work helped deliver the power for the device on which you are reading this. His invention of the induction motor that would work with alternating current (AC) was a milestone in modern electrical systems. Mark Twain, whom he later befriended, described his invention as “the most valuable patent since the telephone”…
The Beeb have some great coverage of this great inventor.
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