Nikola Tesla was an inventor, discoverer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, theoretical and experimental physicist, mathematician, futurist and humanitarian. He is responsible for over ninety percent of the transmission of electrical power the world relies on today thanks to his discovery of the rotating magnetic field. The inventor utilized this discovery in his invention and patent of the first commutatorless alternating current induction motor which changed the future of power transmission. All electrical technology using or generating alternating current today is due to Tesla, without which all our trolley cars, electric vehicles, subways, manufacturing/industrial plants and electrified power lines, which bring power to almost every single electrical appliance/equipment in our homes/work, would be impossible.
Tesla was a Serbian born on July 10, 1856 at midnight in Smiljan, Lika (in what is now Croatia). He was educated at an early age by his parents before attending the Gymnasium Karlovac in Croatia, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the University of Prague excelling in linguistics, mathematics and sciences. He was a hyper-polyglot who could speak eight languages including: Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. He claimed to have had a three-dimensional memory and thought process that tormented him in his youth, but later aided him with building his inventions in his own mind without wasting any physical energy. He was known to be able to recite by heart full books, mathematical formulas and poetry such as Goethe’s “Faust,” Njegoš’ “The Mountain Wreath,” Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Byron’s “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” and Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin.”
In 1881 while walking with a friend in a City Park reciting Goethe’s “Faust,” Tesla first envisioned the rotating magnetic field and his induction motor– complete, perfect, and operable in form. This visualization would represent the same diagrams shown in a lecture given before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1888.
After his revelation, in 1882, Tesla’s began working for a telephone company in Europe, while he worked independently on his induction motor. In 1884, he moved to America in hopes of capitalizing on his new discovery. Initially, Tesla was hired by Thomas Edison, but the famous American inventor was not interested in Tesla’s alternating current system, due to his already strong interest in direct current power transmission. Tesla would continue working for Edison until Edison promised him $50,000 to make improvements on his DC generation plants. After completing the task, Tesla asked to be paid, but Edison denied him his offer and explained that the offer of $50,000 was just an “American joke.” Edison offered Tesla a small raise, but Tesla resigned instead.
After his fallout with Edison, Tesla was offered his own lighting company by some small investors, but unfortunately, they were also not interested in Tesla’s alternating current system. Tesla would invent a new and efficient arc lamp for the company, but would be forced out of the business after completing his work. This was a bitter blow to the young Serbian who resorted to digging ditches for $2 an hour in order to get by in a new country.
Tesla’s luck would soon change in 1887, after he received a chance to demonstrate his system of alternating currents to some financiers with his famous “Egg of Columbus” demonstration. This great event would lead to the filing of his Alternating Current Poly-phase Induction Motor patent. This opened a wide door for the introduction and commercial development of alternating current motors.
Tesla pushed forward building apparatuses equal in productivity to DC motors, forcing the scientific community to recognize his work. Because of this work, in May of 1888, a publication of Tesla’s work was read before the American Institutes of Electrical Engineers. Prior to Tesla’s invention, it was considered impossible to eliminate the brushes and commutators on the old motors, but the introduction of Tesla’s new electrical theory and practice was an obvious departure from the old into the new. It was completely revolutionary yet so simple. The introduction of his new patent would spark a strong interest in American entrepreneur, George Westinghouse, who would later buy Tesla’s patents, and throw all his resources into the development of Tesla’s work. This new industry in power transmission would eventually start a feud between the Westinghouse Company and Thomas Edison’s General Electric Company–known as the “War of Currents" (AC/DC)…
I just… wanted to draw children. Lorna Dane with a trail of children.
It’s a headcanon of mine that the kids would follow their awesome Auntie Lorna around; she’s that really cool teenager in the family when the kids were growing up. TJ and Luna want to be as pretty and majestic as her while the twins think she’s a major badass.
Erik you’re a freakin’ king WHY DON’T YOU HAVE A BETTER CAMERA YOU ANCIENT MAN
In response to someone asking: How Does Sonamy Work?
-And Sonamy works in this, Amy believes and supports Sonic with unfaltering faith and persistent determination to prove her worth to him. This then triggers a kinder, tender side to Sonic that allows him to be stronger, sensitive, and more focused on the task at hand. The dynamic works well and progresses based on tragedy, where more emotion is conveyed, before being solved by some mutual understanding that strengthens the two and their loyalty to each other. It’s motivational at times. :)
((they mentioned the different progressions of Sonamy, I elaborated.))
Classic Sonamy is basically adorable pink hedgehog who is admiring of her hero, Sonic The Hedgehog, who wants to keep her out of harm’s way while not being able to stand idly by when evil is afoot, impulsively jumping in to stop it when others might not have the strength too or can’t. (Its considered ‘Desinty’ that these two ‘chase the game’ and get along.)
Modern Sonamy is the back and forth banter of meeting, being dedicated and rushing off after a gag or two. It could work under the idea of Amy being more involved in adventures and seeing more “heart” in conversations, but there’s no denying the loyalty is constantly strengthened within the games; even if it’s through subtlety, Sonic still will protect Amy no matter what, and Amy will always be there to support Sonic.
Boom Sonamy is a slow progression of accepting one’s crush and being content with happy moments, silently longing for more but never really drawing out a full-on initiative. This creates a back-and-forth magnetic tug-o-war to be closer, but the two resist, even though the outcome of them colliding might be the very thing they hope to come out of it all.
Sonamy X is kinda emotions teetering delicately on the fence. On one hand, Sonic does admit feelings, but in kind actions and words that aren’t just plain stated. Amy is open but her hopes are based on possibilities yet to be determined. The couple works by putting aside differences, stereotypes, judgments, expectations, and formalities to simply allow themselves to be. There are beautiful moments where these are seen and a peaceful ‘harmony’ ensues upon the moment. Similar to Modern Sonamy, these two joke, and tease, but there’s no denying the shy and awkward advances are simply building stepping stones for later, future attempts at securing a forever love. (which is technically implied.)
Overall, the official strengths mentioned are thus: better focus for the task at hand, harmony, motivation to achieve, common goals to demonstrate ‘absolute’ trust and loyalty, and the constant “I’ll make that Sonic respect me!”, “Thanks, Amy! I appreciate it!” And “Don’t you leave me again, Sonic The Hedgehog!”, “Don’t you worry, Amy. I never will!” Paraphrasing now, but it basically gives the option of 'love’ if ever it could be taken.
It’s cute and marketable too if you look at the business standpoint- “Love sells!” which it really, really… really, really does. XD
What she means: Most characters in the main TI crew have some sort of army after them. Ashe has the whole island of Meathe. Gregor has Renalin looking to get rid of all the outriders. Inien has probably pissed off more than a few influential people. Markus has at least 3 armies going after him. These people are magnets for war and the finale is going to be when all of these armies come at all of them at once and it will be called Bigger War.
Mabel and Rick find out that they can stick magnets to the metal plate in Ford's head.
After Mabel accidentally discovered she could make fridge magnet poetry on her Grunkle’s head, Rick starts bringing back those tacky tourist magnets from everywhere him and Stan go in the multiverse and sticks them on the back of Ford’s head. Sometimes Ford doesn’t even notice a new magnet is stuck to him for a few days until Stan and Rick’s snickering every time he walks by starts getting suspicious.
She stopped collecting medallions for her battles. Ripped down her outmoded shrine to past pain with her teeth and wet tongue. Invited Shakti to return to her organs’ lunar orbit. Howled gibberish musicals from her protruding mouth. Cleaned up the life force in her hair follicles. It requires deep sips of courage not to waste her magnetic energy by being at war with herself and the world. There’s no more tension and resistance left, only the damp, creamy, ecstatic elixir of love. And loveliness.
(the 13th hour) by India Ame’ye, Sips from “The Melody of Love”
hella chill ~ a mix for sweater weather and a cup of apple cider [listen]
i. sing loud ~ alpha rev // ii. heart it races (cover) ~ dr. dog // iii. blood ~ the middle east // iv. that’s what’s up ~ edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros // v. three rounds and a sound ~ blind pilot // vi. venice ~ lighthouse and the whaler // vii. 1957 ~ Milo Greene // viii. miracle mile ~ cold war kids // ix. paint ~ the paper kites // x. bright whites ~ kishi bashi