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Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was an electrical inventor and researcher He was conceived on 1856 in Yugoslavia though he was Serbian Nikola Tesla travelled to America in 1884 When he arrived at America he had nothing but luckily managed to find employment working for Thomas Edison Edison cheated Nikola Tesla out of his due payment when Edison had made an agreement to pay him 50000 if he could improve the DC power system Edison refused to pay and told Nikola he was jesting Eventually he was able to open his own lab and start putting life to all the ideas he had conjured up He implemented many improvements which proved more efficient over the standard electronics at time In 1895 he discovered X-rays which have revolutionized the way doctors attend to broken limbs The Tesla coil which we are extremely dependant on today for TV Radio and other devices in which electrical signals are incorporated He installed hydraulic power generators into the Niagara Falls He invented a remote controlled boat and proved it despite everyones scepticism high frequency lighting which seemed more consistent electrotherapy and paved the way for many scientists in the areas of electrical frequencyvibration and electromagnetism Nikola also teamed up with George Westinghouse and argued over Thomas Edison that AC should become standard over DC due to cost and safety benefits He won and AC became and still is the worldwide system used today George Westinghouse bought the patent for the AC system and paid Nikola 1 million dollars and a 1 horsepower royalty With this money Nikola Tesla founded the Tesla Electric Company in New York Nikola Tesla was too unrealistic to support himself financially and when his lab burnt down he was not insured and struggled to build a new one He eventually moved to a lab in Colorado springs where he experimented with man-made lightning Nikola Tesla invented the first electric motor without brushes which resulted in a
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