“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”-Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Today marks the anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. Born on July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla grew up to become a brilliant scientist who would become the “father of the radio.”

Patenting the radio was not Tesla’s only accomplishment, though. He is also responsible for discovering how to create a rotating magnetic field, which, according to Lisa Aldrich, author of Nikola Tesla and the Taming of Electricity, “would eventually revolutionize the technological world.”

Today a rotating magnetic field is used to operate alternating-current motors in machines such as generators and other electric machines.

Aldrich wrote,  “Tesla’s legacy lives on today.”

To learn more about Nikola Tesla and his inventions, check out Nikola Tesla and the Taming of Electricity by Lisa Aldrich (ISBN 978193179846X)

Published in: on July 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment