Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla.
Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema. El sueño de Tesla. Einstein's spooky action acts at 10,000 times the speed of light. A bonus scene from REALITY LOST, a different documentary about quantum mechanics by Karol Jalochowski, the movie produced by Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at National University of Singapore.
Christian Kurtsiefer, a Principal Investigator at CQT, explains how and why he hacks quantum cryptographic systems. Dag Kaszlikowski is the host. We filmed this conversation at the Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle. SYNOPSIS When 20th century begun, a major shift took place in science. Scientists started making experiments with an unprecedented precision. Michio Kaku. Richard Feynman. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Einstein Archives. Einstein Archives. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Maybe Were Not As Smart As We Think We Are. Albert Einstein: Why Light is Quantum. The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov. By Isaac Asimov I received a letter from a reader the other day.
It was handwritten in crabbed penmanship so that it was very difficult to read. Nevertheless, I tried to make it out just in case it might prove to be important. In the first sentence, he told me he was majoring in English Literature, but felt he needed to teach me science. (I sighed a bit, for I knew very few English Lit majors who are equipped to teach me science, but I am very aware of the vast state of my ignorance and I am prepared to learn as much as I can from anyone, however low on the social scale, so I read on.)
It seemed that in one of my innumerable essays, here and elsewhere, I had expressed a certain gladness at living in a century in which we finally got the basis of the Universe straight. These are all twentieth-century discoveries, you see. The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. No one knows nothing. Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity. Benjamin Franklin. Einstein for Everyone. Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D.
Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Nicola Tesla. Nikola Tesla.