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Nikola Tesla (/ˈtɛslə/; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла;[2] pronounced [nǐkola têsla];[a] 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American[5][6][7] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[8]

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree, gaining practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. In 1884 he emigrated to the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company eventually marketed.

Attempting to develop inventions he could patent and market, Tesla conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first-ever exhibited. Tesla became well known as an inventor and demonstrated his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab, and was noted for his showmanship at public lectures. Throughout the 1890s, Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs. In 1893, he made pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices. Tesla tried to put these ideas to practical use in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project, an intercontinental wireless communication and power transmitter but ran out of funding before he could complete it.[9]

After Wardenclyffe, Tesla experimented with a series of inventions in the 1910s and 1920s with varying degrees of success. Having spent most of his money, Tesla lived in a series of New York hotels, leaving behind unpaid bills. He died in New York City in January 1943.[10] Tesla's work fell into relative obscurity following his death, until 1960, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor.[11] There has been a resurgence in popular interest in Tesla since the 1990s.[12]
 

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Nikola Tesla (/ˈtɛslə/; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла;[2] pronounced [nǐkola têsla];[a] 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American[5][6][7] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[8]

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree, gaining practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. In 1884 he emigrated to the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company eventually marketed.

Attempting to develop inventions he could patent and market, Tesla conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first-ever exhibited. Tesla became well known as an inventor and demonstrated his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab, and was noted for his showmanship at public lectures. Throughout the 1890s, Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs. In 1893, he made pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices. Tesla tried to put these ideas to practical use in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project, an intercontinental wireless communication and power transmitter but ran out of funding before he could complete it.[9]

After Wardenclyffe, Tesla experimented with a series of inventions in the 1910s and 1920s with varying degrees of success. Having spent most of his money, Tesla lived in a series of New York hotels, leaving behind unpaid bills. He died in New York City in January 1943.[10] Tesla's work fell into relative obscurity following his death, until 1960, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor.[11] There has been a resurgence in popular interest in Tesla since the 1990s.[12]
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There's a lot of time given to him on the History Channel series "The Men Who Built America". He was brilliant. I read that he wouldn't mess with women because it would distract him from his work. He was a protégé of J.P. Morgan who funded a lot of his early work when he left Edison to strike out on his own.
 

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OP we could dig in more if not for one J Edgar Hoover and our friends at the FBI (they aren’t our friends). Tesla had the idea of the iPhone in the 1900s. I’ve read just about every biography and autobiography on Tesla and every time I see one of those piece of shit Elon Musk cars sporting his name it makes me think: how would Tesla perceive our progress when we are using a vehicle based on his designs from like 130 years ago. That said he most likely would have cracked the earth in two or some haphazard test he performed on some new epiphany he had.
His biggest failure is that he didn’t write sh!t down because he didn’t need to. His story of being trapped against a damn blows my biscuits. I remember the story of how Westinghouse shut down one of his demonstrations because they’d be accused of witchcraft.
 

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OP we could dig in more if not for one J Edgar Hoover and our friends at the FBI (they aren’t our friends). Tesla had the idea of the iPhone in the 1900s. I’ve read just about every biography and autobiography on Tesla and every time I see one of those piece of shit Elon Musk cars sporting his name it makes me think: how would Tesla perceive our progress when we are using a vehicle based on his designs from like 130 years ago. That said he most likely would have cracked the earth in two or some haphazard test he performed on some new epiphany he had.
His biggest failure is that he didn’t write sh!t down because he didn’t need to. His story of being trapped against a damn blows my biscuits. I remember the story of how Westinghouse shut down one of his demonstrations because they’d be accused of witchcraft.
We’ve got a ton of EEs on this board. Nothing stopping us from starting from first principles and trying to understand something.
 

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I’ll post about it more some day when I’ve got the time.

Its hard to even prove that this book exists, but I own a copy:

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Seems like it could go both ways. The perfect frequency for a given task would likely solve nearly anything.

Exposure to the wrong frequency.... not so much.
 

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Seems like it could go both ways. The perfect frequency for a given task would likely solve nearly anything.

Exposure to the wrong frequency.... not so much.
Yeah. I think we are about to see a breakthrough in using RF energy for wound healing. But in the same ways that some frequencies and waveforms are beneficial, some are not.

What everyone always wants to focus on is the heating effects of very high energy waves, but there is much, much more to it.

Very low power pulsed waveforms can have very interesting effects on biological systems
 

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Yeah. I think we are about to see a breakthrough in using RF energy for wound healing. But in the same ways that some frequencies and waveforms are beneficial, some are not.

What everyone always wants to focus on is the heating effects of very high energy waves, but there is much, much more to it.

Very low power pulsed waveforms can have very interesting effects on biological systems
Growth and the resulting division is what you're alluding to here obviously?

Also the reverse in cases of cancers and so on?
 

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Growth and the resulting division is what you're alluding to here obviously?

Also the reverse in cases of cancers and so on?
Edit: didn’t understand the question completely. But I haven’t seen anything on reversing cancers (however I’ve seen the inverse) but I’ve seen some studies on improving healing time on external wounds.
 

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Lower frequencies could be used to stymie cell function, and therefore division, no?
I’m not sure how it would play out on that level. Depends on what you mean by low frequency.

I’m a bit rusty, but the waveforms that most interested me in these biological studies were very low power and in the GHz range (high frequency) with high PRF (pulse repetition frequency - lots of little tiny pulses of energy happening very fast)

I do remember there being some kind of connection with leukemia type cancers with the lower frequency stuff
 

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@Croot_Overlord I may be an EE but I’m not a nerd. I’m a power system guy, we’re like the jocks of the engineering world.
RF is my specialty, but I understand things in a very strange way. I can build any type of system to create any RF waveform you could imagine. I’ve also helped in reverse engineering some very complex systems, including encryption and encoding, but can barely explain circuits 101
 

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@Croot_Overlord I may be an EE but I’m not a nerd. I’m a power system guy, we’re like the jocks of the engineering world.
What kind of power systems?

like I said in the other thread, Tesla is very interesting but his work is almost just above my comprehension level. You can take his concepts and work with them, but it’s just crazy to try to actually understand what is happening.
 

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RF is my specialty, but I understand things in a very strange way. I can build any type of system to create any RF waveform you could imagine. I’ve also helped in reverse engineering some very complex systems, including encryption and encoding, but can barely explain circuits 101

I had a microwave eng classes that was the hardest class I ever took. I just don’t get it. Of course I barley went to it because I was so wrapped up in building a robot for senior project. It was my last class and all I needed was a D in it to graduate. I figured out that I only needed like a 20 on the final to gtfo. Never been so proud to fail a class in my life.
 

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I had a microwave eng classes that was the hardest class I ever took. I just don’t get it. Of course I barley went to it because I was so wrapped up in building a robot for senior project. It was my last class and all I needed was a D in it to graduate. I figured out that I only needed like a 20 on the final to gtfo. Never been so proud to fail a class in my life.
Lol. The trick I figured out was just completely ignore the theory and start hooking shit together
 

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Wondering what ya'lls thoughts are on the 60 Ghz range and the mesh required.
60 GHz is heavily attenuated over the air, so not very useful in long range transmissions - if you look at the chart below you can see the green peak is very high at 60 GHz (meaning oxygen will take a lot of the power out of that signal). What do you mean by mesh specifically?

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Wondering what ya'lls thoughts are on the 60 Ghz range and the mesh required.
Oh ok, you are talking about the 60 GHz mesh networks I assume. Like I said above, 60 GHz is not useful for long range applications but could be effective as a local wireless network.

The higher the frequency you go, the more potential bandwidth you have - meaning you can get more data packaged in the signal. It doesn’t mean you will have a faster data rate because speed in the end is going to be limited by how fast an individual processor can go
 

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Oh ok, you are talking about the 60 GHz mesh networks I assume. Like I said above, 60 GHz is not useful for long range applications but could be effective as a local wireless network.

The higher the frequency you go, the more potential bandwidth you have - meaning you can get more data packaged in the signal. It doesn’t mean you will have a faster data rate because speed in the end is going to be limited by how fast an individual processor can go
 

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