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[*] posted on 26-10-2007 at 22:13


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As a Serb he was likely to be Russian Orthodox not Greek Orthodox, for the record, not the same at all, not that I care.


As a Greek Orthodox I can say with certainty that the Serbian Orthodox Church is closer to Greek Orthodoxy than Russian Orthodoxy. I'm pretty much a Buddhist now but I was baptized in the Greek Church and practiced in it for some time. We had some joint services with the Serbians but never with the Russians.

This is way off topic. The article does take a few cheap shots and shows a certain bias on the part of the author but Tesla does have 700+ patents and did invent wireless power transmission. Today we'd think of the EM polution involved and probably reject it on that basis. While keeping cell phones and community-wide wireless computer networks ...

Tesla was supposedly involved in a US Navy effort to nullify radar by putting so much charge on the ships that the signals were completely absorbed. This is aprt of the so-called Phildelphia Story legend in which it is claimed he made a ship dissapear and did some Star-Trek stuff to the crew as well. A friend and I built a Tesla Coil that we kicked off with a Ford coil. That fucker put out 12 foot sparks.
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[*] posted on 26-10-2007 at 22:20


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Now Feynman was a great man! One of the greatest because he was such an outstanding teacher making science palpable and exciting to so many.
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[*] posted on 26-10-2007 at 22:44


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...... A friend and I built a Tesla Coil that we kicked off with a Ford coil. That fucker put out 12 foot sparks.


Now that, I find very hard to believe....!

I've seen plenty of Tesla coil designs, powered by automotive ignition coils, and I can assure you they don't produce 12 foot sparks...... 12cm perhaps!

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[*] posted on 14-12-2007 at 08:08


Dr. Nikola Tesla: Complete Patents (Fully Illustrated)

By John T. Ratzlaff / Dr. Nikola Tesla

http://rapidshare.com/files/49345358/_0913022446.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/49344680/_0913022446.part2.rar

One pdf document in 2 parts rar files. It gives error message during unpacking but the final 499 page pdf appears OK.

Not browsed thru the complete document but looks like a very interesting collection :)

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[*] posted on 14-12-2007 at 20:28


I'm sure one could be designed to make 12 foot sparks... WAY more than 12cm can be produced easily.



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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 19:01


This deserves special mention , it preceded Henry Ford's contribution by 20 years and was twice as fast.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/10/autos/worlds_oldest_car/inde...

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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 19:38


Stanley Steamers are the most famous steam cars, and they were fast too

http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/

http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/GeneralTechnical/General...

Seems like I recall somebody made a conversion burner that used a water suspension of powdered coal as a substitute for fuel oil, and the burner
would bring up a full head of steam in under one minute from a cold start.
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[*] posted on 11-10-2011 at 06:06


Quote: Originally posted by Rosco Bodine  
Seems like I recall somebody made a conversion burner that used a water suspension of powdered coal as a
substitute for fuel oil, and the burner would bring up a full head of steam in under one minute from a cold start.

Don't know about the coal slurry , but the one minute flash boiler was
a feature of the steam car built by Bill Lear of Learjet plane fame and
also originator of the 8 track tape player for cars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lear
http://books.google.com/books?id=KtgDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA128&...
http://books.google.com/books?id=1ykDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA45&a...
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[*] posted on 19-10-2011 at 18:08


I really think he meant to say TESLA RODESTER (did i spell that right) which is an electric car that uses Tesla's AC current,Edison also executed an elephant and prisioners and called it morbidly i assume "Westinghousing" tesla's prize from Edison was supposed to be 50k not 25k that is always what i've heard. Tesla would have won the prize for re-designing his generators and he did build the first (that i know of) hydroelectric plant which is now in disrepair.



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[*] posted on 28-1-2014 at 17:48


http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/28/5354112/porsche-first-vehi...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/01/27/first-po...

http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-first-porsche

Specifications
http://www.porschecentreoakville.com/press/The-first-Porsche...

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[*] posted on 28-1-2014 at 19:19


I have heard that Tesla Roadsters is currently trying to build a car powered by supercapacitors. Such a vehicle would charge quickly. The graphene production for such an enterprise could pose interesting chemical conundrums.
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