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Old 06-27-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Can you really transmitt electricity wirelessly over long distances?
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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AM radio and all radio and tv broadcasts transmit electrical energy wirelessly over long distances. Teslas idea of broadcast power would have sorta worked, but have had some major bad side effects. For one, it would jam most radio and tv signals, for another, it could have created problems with some of the charged layers of the atmosphere, and it could have created an ozone rich environment.

Early "radio" transmission was nothing more than a spark gap and a couple of tuned loops of wire.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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The TESLA Foundation of North America

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Tesla Coil

Can you really transmitt electricity wirelessly over long distances?
I watched a special on Tesla tonight....I never realized truly how much of a genius he is...even responsible for and predicting numerous scientific breakthroughs. AND Edison never paying Tesla the royalty monies he was owed, what a travesty. EVEN today we take his genius for granted and remember Edison more...not that he was not a genius also but ripping off Tesla is inexcuseable.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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I watched a special on Tesla tonight....I never realized truly how much of a genius he is...even responsible for and predicting numerous scientific breakthroughs. AND Edison never paying Tesla the royalty monies he was owed, what a travesty. EVEN today we take his genius for granted and remember Edison more...not that he was not a genius also but ripping off Tesla is inexcuseable.

I saw that on the history channel tonight also. He was a genius. He also invented the x-ray but someone else got the noble prize 7years later, and invented the fluorescent light bulb almost a hundred years ago. Wonder what was in the papers that the government took during WW2 after his death. Makes you wonder. To bad they can not perfect his death ray in time for the North Korean missle launch!!!
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Tesla's idea for wireless transmission of power was truly ingenious... he started out by building an expirimental station up here in Colorado by Colorado Springs, that used a huge magnified tesla coil to shoot super high voltage into the earth, in order to see if the charge would bounce back off the opposite side of the planet (sorta like a parabolic microphone). Then he figured out the resonant frequency of the planet (approx 10hz) and planned to use the entire planet as a conductor for super high voltage, Extremely Low Frequency current. He claimed that at the voltages he used, the planet behaved similar to a small metal ball as far as conductivity. This would not mess up radio, since the power station also had incorporated into it a world television/radio/telegraph/fax/cell phone system, which he called "world telegraphy". This was scrapped by J.P. Morgan who was terrified that he, the world's richest man, might not keep squeezing the money out of the general populace. He thought it could not be metered, even though Tesla had already patented several wireless power meters. This would really FSU today though, since all our electric appliances use the ground connection to dump excess charge, and his system would actually deliver through that connection. Such is life, my friend. Perhaps being 2-300 years ahead of your time can have its negative side, such as effectively being accused of modern day witchcraft and being burned at the stake out of fear for the status quo. k, getting off my soapbox now
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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One side note... the planet earth is a gigantic electric generator, and he realized that, the metal core interacts with the ionosphere to form a huge floating spherical dynamo, the discharges of which in the "spark gap" we generally call lightning. if only we had a genius of his calibre come along that would also be able to grasp the importance of being fiscally shrewd (but not greedy). Unfortunately, most geniuses are almost retarded when it comes to finances and they get the communal shaft.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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it works in command and conquer. I blow tanks up with those and fry infantry.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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This would really FSU today though, since all our electric appliances use the ground connection to dump excess charge

that doesn't work the way you think it does.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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it works in command and conquer. I blow tanks up with those and fry infantry.
The Particle Cannon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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I watched a special on Tesla tonight....I never realized truly how much of a genius he is...even responsible for and predicting numerous scientific breakthroughs. AND Edison never paying Tesla the royalty monies he was owed, what a travesty. EVEN today we take his genius for granted and remember Edison more...not that he was not a genius also but ripping off Tesla is inexcuseable.
He sure was a friggin genius as i'd rate him over Einstein and of course the world uses his AC current over Edison's DC current everyday for most uses (except batteries and solar cells etc.).
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