Nikola Tesla – Genius Who Lit the World

This program reveals the discoveries of a forgotten genius, many of which went virtually unnoticed for nearly a century. Nikola Tesla is considered the father of our modern technological age and one of the most mysterious and controversial scientists in history. How did this obscure visionary from what is now Yugoslavia lay the foundation for modern communications and energy research?

Nikola Tesla’s contributions to science and technology include the invention of radio, television, radio-astronomy, remote control and robotics, radar, medical x-ray and the wireless transmission of electricity. Many of Nikola Tesla’s inventions were and in some cases still are considered a little too revolutionary by government agencies and the power brokers of the time and are discussed in detail in this program.

Encyclopedia Britannica lists Nikola Tesla as one of the top ten most fascinating people in history. So why is he virtually unknown to the general public? This program is a penetrating study of the life and mind of a “scientific superman” who, against all odds, dedicated his life to the task of designing and improving technology for the service and advancement of humanity.

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  1. On 6 November 1915, a Reuters news agency report from London had the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla; however, on 15 November, a Reuters story from Stockholm stated the prize that year was being awarded to Sir William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.” There were unsubstantiated rumors at the time that Tesla and/or Edison had refused the prize. The Nobel Foundation said, “Any rumor that a person has not been given a Nobel Prize because he has made known his intention to refuse the reward is ridiculous”; a recipient could only decline a Nobel Prize after he is announced a winner.

    There have been subsequent claims by Tesla biographers that Edison and Tesla were the original recipients and that neither was given the award because of their animosity toward each other; that each sought to minimize the other’s achievements and right to win the award; that both refused ever to accept the award if the other received it first; that both rejected any possibility of sharing it; and even that a wealthy Edison refused it to keep Tesla from getting the $20,000 prize money.

    In the years after these rumors, neither Tesla nor Edison won the prize (although Edison did receive one of 38 possible bids in 1915 and Tesla did receive one of 38 possible bids in 1937).

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  3. I will asked every one why NIKOLLA TESLA if hi was an serbian is not NIKOLA TESLOVIC (like all serbs) but his name and surname teling as some thing eals. I thing his DNA nead to know who he was wich blod he has.

  4. @ddab40429d1f32322d24a9fc8e7091d7:disqus I would much rather buy Serbian body parts than Albanian body parts….who knows how UGLY, STUPID AND USELESS i would end up otherwise. People like you should be shot at birth,

  5. @ddab40429d1f32322d24a9fc8e7091d7:disqus I would rather buy Serbian body accessories than Albanian. God knows how ugly stupid and useless I would end up otherwise.

  6. I am surprised to read so many comments against or pro serbians.

    I would be ashamed to feel superior just because Leonardo da Vinci was “Italian” even if I actually am. Proud of what? I was born by chance here, and my country has nothing to do with what I am.
    When will we stop to think about flags and artificial borders?

    Tesla was a genius. Wherever he was born.

  7. Also (sorry for posting three times here,) I remember seeing one of Tesla’s colleages in an interview where he spoke about him, Tesla and some other scientists, mentally (by means of meditation) moving a disk shaped object at very high speeds while being inside of it. Can’t remember his name at the moment..

  8. Yet, here you are making racial remarks… omfg…

  9. Tesla’s journals and documents were taken by the American government even though his family had the legal-rights to them. 

    Some claim he was killed in that hotel, because he was still very healthy (due to his tapping ability into the right sources of energy) they claim he wouldn’t have died as soon, and they would’ve seen or heard it coming from him if so. 

    Fuck JP Morgan SONY (Standard Oil New York) sHELL and what not for fooling us, and give us and the planet that free, clean energy so we can save EVERYONE!

  10. My Serbian blood 🙂 So proud on Nikola Tesla, father of Electricity, genius who invented all solutions to liberate all people from conventional energy dependency. 100 years ago Tesla proposed Wireless Transfer of Energy to every place worldwide and for free!! His system was so perfected that just by owning a small receiver, anyone would be able to receive electrical energy and power all household appliances. Energy was generated from the cosmic ether. This was bitterly opposed by J P Morgan and ruling elite. It was against their financial interests as opposed to the need of the people. Please educate yourself, as much as possible and be able to live ” off the grid” Kind regards, freedom and love to all… !
    PS. So much more solutions from Nikola Tesla on Google..

    As far as Kosovo Albanians are concerned, see this:

  11. btw he did manage to achieve +1

  12. Greetings from down under, argh, watts up doc

  13. Greetings from the Croatian.

  14. Greetings from the Croatian.

  15. cheers up to the man although he was a piece of shit serb

    • i guess you must be a piece of shit american, am i right?

      • lol No you fucking serb Im Albanian

      • lol No you fucking serb Im Albanian

        • You’re rubbishing the father of modern technology because he was Serbian. Goes to show why Albanians are such a massive problem in Europe and for the Serbs. Albania is one of the most backward countries in the World… Almost 3rd World and in it’s in Europe! and its full of people like andi the siptar… illiterate scumbags. Full of ppl that consume more than they contribute to society and the world. Perfect candidates for extermination should another World war break out in Europe.

          • E serbja when you want to buy back the organs of your brothers and sisters and family members or your children who got butchered and still being butchered in Kosov, you let me know Iwill hook you up with special prices. War is coming motherfucking serb and your shit kind will be exterminated to sent back to the siberian mountains where you came from. Anyone for that matter who is interested in buying serbian organs or body parts contact me I sell serbian organs and Serbian body Accessories. 

          • Wow under comments for the greatest inventor of all time. I find racist biggotry, would you guys just fucking grow up and realize that all people are one in the same, interconnected! All of you racist intollerant biggots should just do the rest of us good, hard-working and intelligent people a favour and just die,  stop talking to any friends or family you have about your feelings and hatreds, just fucking die.

            It’s people like you that are the cancer of this world. Now make like the cancer that you are and obliterate yourself!

            P.S. Racism is funny and should be taken lightly… Quit ruining it for the rest of us ya dicks!!

    • I thought that no one can be that stupid, but I was wrong. Thank you for pushing the limits of stupidity to a new level.