Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

Today is the 161st birthday of the pioneering physicist and electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla, who made ground-breaking contributions to science and technology, revolutionizing the study of electricity, radio communications, the wireless transmission of power, and more.

Tesla’s design for an alternating current generator became the de facto standard, replacing Thomas Edison’s inferior Direct Current Design.┬áHe is said to have out Edison’d Edison.

Enjoy this informative documentary on this great innovator, physicist, and creative genius:

Photo: Napoleon Sarony [Public domain, GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Video: PBS / Youtube – Aerospace Engineering