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Originally posted by Lysergic
I say if only he was alive now, I think he was too advanced for his time. But hey what would I know?
Originally posted by croatianguy
An insane genious he was. Thats what science needs right now. And also - he was a Croatian, not a serbian as the serbs love to say in their textbooks!
Originally posted by Yazman
Definitely a man ahead of his time! It's a shame that there isn't documentation (or freely available documentation) about some of his lesser known works!
Originally posted by Nocturne
Sorry to resurrect a topic that's a little old, but I stumbled across a couple of sites that suggest Tesla may have been responsible for the Tunguska Event, and I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned it.
Or is it so far fetched as to be considered beyond worthy discussion?
Originally posted by Incognita
About his living or dying, I really do think he's dead. Tesla coils produce EMP's that can cause cancer and kill people. If he had one that enormous I'm pretty sure he suffered some terrible side effects. The Tower experiments would have done some serious damage to anyone operating the thing. It's inescapable. You can't protect yourself from it with walls or barriers.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Originally posted by obsidian468
These directed bursts of electricity would bounce off the far side of the planet, and return to the coil with a greater charge than it left with. The coil, in turn, would re-amplify this current, and send it back into the planet.
and also possibly causing a massive power outage on the far side of the planet that he was bouncing the electricity off of.
I find this pretty much impossible. The Earth would dissipate a charge quickly, not allow it to go in a straight path through it. Even if it did, certainly it would have been stopped by the Earth's iron core and not allowed to go through to the other side.
Originally posted by ArchangelOfCool
I had never heard about him before this thread....other than the tesla coil in Red Alert....but I'm interested in the tower experiment now!