Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.
(TruthSeekerDaily) I was doing a bunch of research on Nikola Tesla for some projects going on and came across this wicked image set that sums up Tesla’s story and the challenges that took place with Thomas Edison. The artist who did the work can be found at [theoatmeal.com] It’s and awesome site!
❛Marco Tempest❜ TED 2012: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla ~ "Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla – called 'the greatest geek who ever lived' – from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days."
The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla - Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.
Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World - is considered the father of our modern technological age. Among his discoveries are: fluorescent light, the laser beam, wireless communications, wireless transmission of electrical energy, remote control, robotics, Tesla’s turbines and vertical take off aircraft. Tesla is the father of the radio and the modern electrical transmission system.