The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, With Special References to the Harnessing of

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627932577

Category: Science

Page: 87

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Part philosophical ponderings on humanity's relationship to the universe, part scientific extrapolation on what technological advancement might bring to that understanding, this long essay, first published in Century Illustrated Magazine in June 1900, is yet another example of the genius of Serbian inventor NIKOLA TESLA (1857-1943), the revolutionary scientist who forever changed the scientific fields of electricity and magnetism. From the possibilities presented by robotics to the "civilizing potency of aluminum," from a "self-acting engine" to one of the first proposals to use solar power to run industrial civilization, and much more, this is a wide-ranging but illuminating look into the thoughts of an unsung hero of scientific philosophy.

The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Author: Nikola Telsa

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787308612

Category: Science

Page: 37

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1900 an article originally printed in the Century Magazine. with special reference to harnessing the sun's energy. One of Tesla's giant alternators has been preserved in the Smithsonian Institution where it stands as a monument to Tesla's pioneering.

Senses of Vibration

A History of the Pleasure and Pain of Sound

Author: Shelley Trower

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441148639

Category: Music

Page: 214

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A pioneering study of the phenomenon of vibration and its history and reception through culture.

Tesla

Inventor of the Modern

Author: Richard Munson

Publisher: Norton

ISBN: 9780393635447

Category: Electrical engineering

Page: 320

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Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.

Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment

Author: William E. Glassley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075713

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Historically, cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, use of geothermal energy has been limited to areas where obvious surface features pointed to the presence of a shallow local heat source, such as hot springs and volcanoes. However, recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as modular power generation, home heating, and other applications that can use heat directly. These recent developments have greatly expanded opportunities for utilizing geothermal energy. Reflecting current interest in alternative energy, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment explores where geothermal energy comes from and how to find it, how it can be accessed, successful applications, and improvements for future uses. The author reviews the background, theory, power generation, applications, strengths, weaknesses, and practical techniques for implementing geothermal energy projects. He stresses the links between acquisition and consumption and the environment. Packed with real world case studies and practical implementation steps, the book covers geosciences principles, exploration concepts and methods, drilling operations and techniques, equipment needs, and economic and environmental topics. Each chapter includes an annotated list of key sources that provide useful information beyond that contained in the text. The minor environmental impacts caused by geothermal energy gives it the potential to play an important role in the transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable fuels. Successful deployment, however, requires that the resource be matched to the application being developed. Rigorously covering all aspects of geothermal energy, this book provides up-to-date scientific information that can be used to discern applications and regions best suited for geothermal energy. Author William E. Glassley was recently interviewed on The Kathleen Show about using geothermal energy to heat and cool our homes.

My Inventions

And Other Writings

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486807215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

View: 9738

One of science's great unsung heroes, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems, and his impressive accomplishments include development of the alternating-current electrical system, radio, the Tesla coil transformer, wireless transmission, and fluorescent lighting. Yet his name and work are only dimly recognized today: Tesla's research was so groundbreaking that many of his contemporaries failed to understand it, and other scientists are unjustly credited for his innovations. The visionary scientist speaks for himself in this volume, originally published in 1919 as a six-part series in Electrical Experimenter magazine. Tesla recounts his boyhood in Croatia, his schooling and work in Europe, his collaboration with Thomas Edison, and his subsequent research. This edition includes the essay "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy: With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy," which anticipates latter-day advances in environmental technology. Written with wit and �lan, this memoir offers fascinating insights into one of the great minds of modern science.

The Tesla Papers

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813862

Category: Science

Page: 224

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"Nikola Tesla on free energy & wireless transmission of power"--Cover.

Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature

Tesla's Science of Energy

Author: Thomas Valone

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9781931882040

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1208

Presents the compelling arguement for Tesla's most ambitious project, the wireless transmission of power. A possible solution to the world power crisis.

Taming the Sun

Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

Author: Varun Sivaram

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037688

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 6670

How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems. Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim. Innovation can brighten those prospects, Sivaram explains, drawing on firsthand experience and original research spanning science, business, and government. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around the world, from the sunniest deserts to the poorest villages. Technological innovation could replace today's solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint and employ artificial photosynthesis to store intermittent sunshine as convenient fuels. And systemic innovation could add flexibility to the world's power grids and other energy systems so they can dependably channel the sun's unreliable energy. Unleashing all this innovation will require visionary public policy: funding researchers developing next-generation solar technologies, refashioning energy systems and economic markets, and putting together a diverse clean energy portfolio. Although solar can't power the planet by itself, it can be the centerpiece of a global clean energy revolution. A Council on Foreign Relations Book

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 151247407X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he invented the water wheel, which turned water power into usable energy. As a young adult, Tesla spent his spare time experimenting with electrical equipment. He worked for inventor Thomas Edison, improving power plants and machines that ran on direct current electricity. But Tesla believed electrical distribution could be better. He went on to invent alternating current electricity, which would allow people to distribute electricity over long distances. Learn how Tesla's work eventually made turning on electrical devices as easy as flipping a switch!

The Essential Tesla

A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers, Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequenc

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934451823

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 3685

Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. His writings have fascinated readers for more than a century. No one has had a greater impact on the world as we know it than Tesla. Without his ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to. Collected here are Tesla's most important works including A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers; Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination; The Problem of Increasing Human Energy; and The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla. This is the Tesla book you've been waiting for: with more than 50 figures this books truly is essential. Get all 4 of these Tesla books in one binding for the same price you would expect to pay for just one of them.

Magnetic Current

Author: Edward Leedskalnin

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305499

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 55

View: 7651

The results of the authors two years experiment with magnets at Rock Gate. Magnetic current, what it is, how it is made, what makes it, and the way it runs in the wire.