Nikola Tesla

  1. Weird

    Glenn Beck Is Making A Movie About Tesla And Edison

    Glenn Beck says he is tired of politics, he's tired of Hollywood, and he's tired of all the fame and glory being given to "bad man" Thomas Edison. It's the biased biopic that I never would have expected: Glenn Beck is making a movie revealing the darkness behind the (debatable) inventor of the light bulb. Presumably, GE will not be sponsoring.

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  2. Science

    Nikola Tesla Died 70 71 Years Ago Today, Listen to His Eulogy by NYC Mayor LaGuardia

    Nikola Tesla died 71 years ago today on January 7th, 1943 in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. His eulogy was delivered over the radio -- which he invented -- by then New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. If you have a few minutes to remember a genius, you can listen to it right now.

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  3. Science

    Watch Live as Nikola Tesla Monument is Dedicated at His Wardenclyffe Lab

    Nikola Tesla will be remembered today as Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic dedicates a monument on the site of Tesla's Shoreham, New York lab. The dedication is being live streamed and you can watch it right here at noon Eastern. Take a look.

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  4. Entertainment

    7 Geek Vacation Destinations

    Culturally, Summer is over, and the autumnal equinox is just a few days away to make it official, so we figure it's a great time to start daydreaming about next year's Summer vacation. We've put together some suggestions for geeky destinations you may not have considered so you can start planning early.

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  5. Science

    Do We Over-Aggrandize Nikola Tesla? PBS Idea Channel Explains the Two Nikolas Tesla

    Nikola Tesla was a brilliant innovator, and the world owes him a lot, but he's far from the superhero many people make him out to be. In the latest episode of PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta looks at the idea of the real Tesla vs. the myth of Tesla, which is also real. It's complicated.

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  6. Science

    Great Work, Internet! We’re Getting a Tesla Statue That’s Also a Time Capsule and Wi-Fi Hotspot

    In spite of being dead, Nikola Tesla is having a pretty good year. His New York lab was just purchased by a group of admirers looking to turn it into a museum, he could be getting his own cartoon, and now there will be a statue built in his honor in Silicon Valley. And not just any statue -- this one will double as a Wi-Fi hotspot, triple as a time capsule, and it could even be going to Mars in 2043.

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  7. Science

    Group The Oatmeal Raised Money for Successfully Purchases Nikola Tesla’s Lab

    Remember back in August when The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman raised $1.3 million dollars to buy Tesla's old laboratory and build a museum? It looks like things are moving ahead for the project. The group Inman was raising money for successfully bought the Shoreham property last week. So when can we go play at the Tesla Science Center?

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  8. Entertainment

    Make This Happen: Indiegogo Campaign to Create a Nikola Tesla Animated Series

    Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?

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  9. Science

    The Oatmeal Has Already Met the Tesla Museum Funding Goal

    In what is obviously a sign of the power of the Internet, The Oatmeal's fundraiser to preserve the site of Nikola Tesla's last laboratory has already met its goal -- less than a week after the fundraiser went live. As of writing, there are still 39 days left to help fund the construction of a museum on the site. That first $850,000 is just for the property, after all.

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  10. Science

    The Oatmeal is Trying to Build a Gorram Tesla Museum

    Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, is at it again. In conjunction with the non-profit Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Inman has started a fundraiser to raise $850,000 to purchase the land that includes Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe laboratory in order to eventually turn it into a museum. The area is currently up for sale and there's apparently a second offer on the table from someone that wants the land. This could mean that the lab would be torn down to make way for something else, because we don't have enough shopping centers.

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  11. Science

    Today is Thomas Edison’s Birthday, Why Don’t You Learn Something About Him? [Video]

    Besides his feud with nerd icon (nerdicon?) Nikola Tesla and having a middle name of  "Alva," what do you really know about Thomas Edison? Probably not much, and since it's his birthday it's only appropriate that you let Jeremiah Warren teach you a little something. Go on, learning is good for you.

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  12. Science

    Happy 155th Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

    On July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was born in what is now modern day Croatia. He would go on to study electrical engineering and lay the groundwork for much of the technology that we take for granted in modern society. Alternating current, electric motors, radio, radar, and wireless energy transmission are just a few of the high water marks in his career. He was also best buddies with Mark Twain. Celebrated in his time, Tesla fell into relative obscurity after some failed grandiose projects and patent battles. He died in 1943 with little money to his name in a New York hotel room. After falling out of popular history for a time, his prestige has increased in modern times. Tesla's status as a wronged genius, with a dash of mad scientist thrown in, has grown his legacy substantially. His likeness has appeared in film, comics, and his name was adopted by the makers of the first electric roadster. So raise a glass today to Nikola Tesla, the eccentric genius of the age! (via Neatorama)

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  13. Science

    This is a Picture of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla

    You know, no big deal. Afflicted with curiosity about their friendship? Well, you now have the tools to remedy that.

    (via Marginal Revolution, thanks Andrew!)

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  14. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 7/14

    The trouble at Twitter Inc. (Valleywag) Tweet. (McSweeney's) Hmm: Vaseline's Indian skin whitening app (Styleite) Tesla on death rays (Letters of Note) Geeky My Little Pony mods (Boredville) iPad alternatives: Where are they now? (TechCrunch) 6 Boring New England locations made awesome by H.P. Lovecraft (Topless Robot) (title image via Great White Snark)

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  15. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 7/10

    6 People Who Turned Crime Into Legal Careers (Cracked)

    Watch All The Emmy Nominees for Best Main Title Sequence (Motionographer)

    They Are Making A Calvin & Hobbes Stamp (USPS)

    If The Expendables Were Women (ScreenRant)

    5 More Mythical Things Bella Swan Should Fall In Love With (NPR)

    Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game (Little Bo Beep)

    The Life of Nikola Tesla in Animated Form (jeremiahjw)

      (image via ToughPigs.)

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