03 Feb

The Syllabus: Neil deGrasse Tyson and ‘science pride’

The Syllabus: Neil deGrasse Tyson and ‘science pride’
There’s Galileo, Isaac Newton (“my man!”), Copernicus, Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin and so on. (Tyson noted that Darwin was pictured on the old British 10-pound note with a bird. Though Darwin worked with finches, the bill for …
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Worth the trip: a pilgrimage to experience Bellingham’s MegaZapper
Zapping, to the tune of 4.5 million volts, from a Tesla coil, an electrical transformer named for Nikola Tesla, the mad-scientist inventor of the late 19th century. The device is dubbed the MegaZapper, and it’s the big draw at downtown Bellingham’s …
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The Seattle Times


Tesla beats Edison’s Electrical Grid
As much as Edison hoped his project would be commercially successful, the inventor of the modern electric grid was one of his direct competitors: Nikola Tesla. Tesla used an alternating current (AC) system, which meant that he could generate large amounts …
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