The male mind has shown its ability to create amazing technology, architecture, literature, philosophical thought and more. Why the list of significant advances in human knowledge given to us by men dwarfs the list of female contributions to the advancement of human knowledge has yet to be fully explained. For now, we all should celebrate the contributions to the human race by the male mind, and Nikola Tesla is a great example of the importance of the male mind to the advancement of human knowledge.
Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father was a priest in the Serbian Orthodox church and his mother managed the family’s farm. Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884.
Nikola Tesla invented the Tesla Coil, Radio, the AC Motor, Rotating Magnetic Field, the first wireless remote control boat, fluorescent and neon lights (which he shaped into letters), wireless bulbs that were lit by energy from the earth and an AC power plant that harnessed the hydroelectric power of Niagara Falls. He even had a hand in the creation of robotics.
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