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Today, July 10, 2006, is the 150th Anniversary of Nikola Tesla Birth.
Tesla's legacy can be seen across modern civilization wherever electricity is used. Aside from his work on electromagnetism and engineering, Tesla is said to have contributed in varying degrees to the fields of robotics, ballistics, computer science, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics. In his later years, Tesla was regarded as a mad scientist and became noted for making bizarre claims about possible scientific developments. Many of his achievements have been used, with some controversy, to support various pseudosciences, UFO theories, and New Age occultism. Many contemporary admirers of Tesla have deemed him the man who invented the twentieth century.
-taken from Wikipedia-

Upon his arival in US, he started working with Thomas Edison, but their ideas separated cause Tesla's interests were in alternating electric current.
He made the delivery of electric power over great distances possible.
He developed in rapid succession the induction motor, new types of generators and transformers, a system of alternating-current power transmission, fluorescent lights, and a new type of steam turbine.
He designed the AC generators installed at Niagara Falls.
He also became intrigued with wireless transmission of power.
He had an idea of free electric power, available to everyone, everywhere!
He intended to use earth's ionosphere to conduct electricity.
But some people he offered the project asked: "And where will we put electric counters to see how much electricity did one spend?", but Tesla wanted to make an unlimited and free source of power for the mankind, that's maybe why his apartment in NY was burnt.
Tesla had an amazing imagination, he said that he firstly designes the parts and assembles them in his mind, test them mentally, and only after he worked out any accidental possibility, and was 100% sure that every bit is in its place and that everything is working correctly,he'd actually start to render the drawings and manufacture the physical parts. He said that his mental drawing board didn't fail him ever.
After his all patents and notes where burnt in the fire, one of his friends asked him: "What will you do now, when all of your work is gone?" He replied: "Don't worry my friend ", then he tapped his index finger on his forehead," it's all here!"

His inventions where a WAY ahead of his time!
The scientists who tried to understand some of his inventions after his death, had all of his drawings, notes, and the actual machine, built by himself, in front of them, yet they needed 70 years to figure out the function for the one specific part of the machine, which is today known to be some kind of a stabilizator.

Tesla allowed himself only a few close friends, and one of them was the humorist and author, Mark Twain. However, when he died in New York City on January 7, 1943, he died alone, poor, in appartment full of pigeons.
Yet hundreds of admirers attended his funeral services, mourning the loss of the great genius. At the time of his death Tesla held over 700 patents.

He lead a fascinating life, and was a very interesting and unique person, and there's a number of stories I could tell you about him, or you could try to look for yourself...

He was the greatest and most productive scientist EVER.
He is one of the few I truly honor and glorify.

“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
Nikola Tesla (1856 - eternity)

Your brilliant mind has brought light upon a world, as we know it today...
I thank thee.


If you want to learn more about his amazing life, good start will be here [link]
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kako je kul! :D
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thanks:
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Chocolatewaffles659 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
awsome!!!
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Cas92 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Someone else thats a Tesla fan.....I wish there were more people like you around.
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Qbabe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I'm so glad that there's someone here like you that remembers Tesla and makes sth in honor of him. Thank you so much, I appreciate that.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was my pleasure. It seems that very few people understand how much did his majestic mind give to all of us and the world we know today.
He simply is the true scientist.
"Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity." - Nikola Tesla (1856 - eternity)
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Qbabe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
exactly! I agree with you %100. It's so sad that Tesla is kinda overshadowed by Edison. But at least some people like us know the truth and that is, Tesla is the true scientist.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Cyndershade Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Yeah i love Tesla, ive looked at a lot of his innovations for about 3 years now, also one of the best movies with him included that i have ever seen was "The Prestige". All in all it was amazing, and this is now my desktop background... (the clock kicks ass)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I loved "The Prestige" :)
...and I'm glad you enjoy this deviation :hug:

Thanks
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SanjArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
..ovo je sjajno! :clap:
Bash bih volela da imam takav clock negde!(:

Nikola Tesla (1856 - eternity)..<zaista.

..i kako li si to napravio? :?
U svakom sl, wow.

p.s. Sme li se znati da li mozda studiras fiziku? :)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kako sam sve napravio ili kako sam isprogramirao munjice? ;)

...i ne. Ne studiram fiziku :P
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SanjArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
..ma, sve je fascinantno! :D
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super teks i super animacija. Svaka cast, majstore!
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:salute:
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zeitdrache Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Wonderful! It's nice to see someone who appreciates such an under-rated genius as Tesla... "the man who invented the twentieth century..." I couldn't have phrased it better myself ;)

I think I've been inspired to draw him, thanks :D
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you didn't have to fav this also, I just wanted to show you another piece dedicated to this great mind.
But thank you. I'm so glad you liked it, and twice as glad that it inspired you to draw him :dance:
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zeitdrache Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
If you're interested :)

[link]
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DemonLog Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cleaver piece you've put together here. I agree that this man was one of the most productive scientists, and a very amazing man at that!

I love the "drag toy" the best. I didn't know it was supposed to interact with the mouse at first, so when I drug the little ball all the way to behind Tesla's head, and the electricity wasn't connected to that, I was very confused, played around with it a bit, and realized it was interacting with my mouse! I was quite impressed with the programming on this Flash at that point. Great job, I really like it. ^_^
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, maybe I'll make a tut on actionScript electricity... :)
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Dina-n1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:

that's amazinnnnnn work so so asome :clap::clap:

great man u're doin so wanderful work as alwayz :D

bye bye ..:wave:
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks hon :hug:

...and how are you doing?

I'll have to visit your gallery soon, I didn't do that for some time now :blushes:
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Dina-n1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u're welcome dear :hug:

well i'm ok plannin to travel :D
it's ok me and my gallery r waitin for u whenever u want :aww:

take care ..:hug:

bye bye ..:wave:
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And where are you planning to go, if it isn't a secret? ;)
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Dina-n1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i've been thinkin to UK and then to Italy but fainaly
i've decided to Germany i like it so much it's cool :D

:wave:
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, I don't know why, but I thought you were from Germany :confused:
Where are you from?
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Dina-n1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohh no i'm not german :D

i'm from Libya u know it ?? :aww:

bye bye ..:wave:
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cool, that's in North Africa, is it not?
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antrap Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
dobar poso! :)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'fala vi. ;)
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chameleonmind Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Genije! :D
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stvarno jeste :)
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chameleonmind Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Zar ne :)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naturally.
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pyxelz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
man, your flash skills are awesome!

thanks a ton for digging up all that info on Tesla - i hardly knew anything about him before.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude, it was my pleasure.
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xxbcxx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahh cool, thats fun!
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is, isn't it? ^^
Yeah right... lol
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xxbcxx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love electricity and i had fun when i moved the mouse and it followed... Kept me occupied for about 5 minutes :D
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best darn 5 minutes spent today! ^^
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xxbcxx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya damn right! :#1:
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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Eredor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
very nice flash
i'll read the comments tomorrow tho, so long and i ahve to sleep soon... :X
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry about it, my friend... what time zone is Israel in?
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:iconeredor:
Eredor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
ask a romanian, we share the same time zone.
tho our time zone is better, coz we pwn =P
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted you to save me some time, I could google it out, but why should I - when I can ask you, but you still made me google for it ;P
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Eredor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
hehe
jew time is not like any other time in the world
we're usually gmt+2, but we change to summer/winter times about 2 weeks before the rest of the world for whitebeard knows what...
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O_o:
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Formor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
:lol: I finally get to see this on the university's computer: D

Brilliant, man! I love the way you set this up! The interactive element of it is great too :D

I still love that picture of Tesla sitting, reading his charts, while overhead there is this huge ball generating this intense electrical storm that looks like it is almost about to destory him!
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ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's probably the photo from his laboratory in Colorado Spring... and the thing that is throwing lightning bolt all over the place is the Tesla Coil...
The interesting thing about that laboratory is that the whole lab was one big coil, about 15m in diameter, so it could generate that huge amount of voltage for his experiments...
I had that photo in mind when I was doing this flash, but also I wanted it to look like he's reading the book, and thinking of these flying electrified balls or something...

I'm glad you liked it dude :)
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