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Later in life Tesla claimed one version of the oscillator caused an earthquake in New York City in 1898, gaining it the popular culture title "Tesla's
Tesla's oscillator is a reciprocating electricity generator. Steam would be forced into the oscillator, and exit through a series of ports, pushing a piston up and down that was attached to an armature, causing it to vibrate up and down at high speed, producing electricity. The casing was by necessity very strong, as temperatures due to pressure heating in the upper chamber exceeded 200 degrees, and the pressure reached 400psi. Some versions used air trapped behind the piston as an "air spring", increasing efficiency. Another variation used electromagnets to control the frequency of the piston's oscillation.
originally posted by: Dianec
Strange dream for sure. I've not heard of sound warfare. Evidently the pull for humans or have ultimate control and be right overrides being decent (case in point warfare today). Let's hope this sort of thing never happens. Of course, you said spaceship type vehicles that hover so a drone or otherworldly contraption? Anything's possible.