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US Patent No. 685,957: Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, NIKOLA TESLA, a citizen of the United States… have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy…

It is well known that certain radiations–such as those of ultra-violet light, cathodic, Roentgen rays, or the like–possess the property of charging and discharging conductors of electricity, the discharge being particularly noticeable when the conductor upon which the rays impinge is negatively electrified. These radiations are generally considered to be ether vibrations of extremely small wave lengths, and in explanation of the phenomena noted it has been assumed by some authorities that they ionize or render conducting the atmosphere through which they are propagated. My own experiments and observations, however, lead me to conclusions more in accord with the theory heretofore advanced by me that sources of such radiant energy throw off with great velocity minute particles of matter which are strongly electrified, and therefore capable of charging an electrical conductor, or, even if not so, may at any rate discharge an electrified conductor either by carrying off bodily its charge or otherwise.

My present application is based upon a discovery which I have made that when rays, or, radiations of the above kind are permitted to fall upon an insulated conducting-body connected to one of the terminals of a condenser while the other terminal of the same is made by independent means to receive or to carry away electricity a current flows into the condenser so long as the insulated body is exposed to the rays, and under the conditions hereinafter specified an indefinite accumulation of electrical energy in the condenser takes place. This energy after a suitable time interval, during which the rays are allowed to act, may manifest itself in a powerful discharge, which may be utilized for the operation or control of mechanical or electrical devices or rendered useful in many other ways.

Figure 1 is a diagram showing the general arrangement of apparatus as usually employed.

Fig. 2 is a similar diagram illustrating more in detail typical forms of the devices or elements used in practice.

Figs. 3 and 4 are diagrammatical representations of modified arrangements suitable for special purposes.

…It will be found that when the radiations of the sun or of any other source capable of producing the effects before described fall upon the plate P an accumulation of electrical energy in the condenser C will result. This phenomenon, I believe, is best explained as follows: The sun, as well as other sources of radiant energy, throws off minute particles of matter positively electrified, which, impinging upon the plate P, communicate continuously an electrical charge to the same. The opposite terminal of the condenser being connected to the ground, which may be considered as a vast reservoir of negative electricity, a feeble current flows continuously into the condenser, and inasmuch as these supposed particles are of an inconceivably small radius or curvature, and consequently charged to a relatively very high potential, this charging of the condenser may continue, as I have actually observed, almost indefinitely, even to the point of rupturing the dielectric. If the device d be of such character that it will operate to close the circuit in which it is included when the potential in the condenser has reached a certain magnitude, the accumulated charge will pass through the circuit, which also includes the receiver R, and operate the latter…


The Water Signs - Cosmic Toxic 

The water nymphs who came to Poseidon
explained how little they desired to couple
with the gods. Except to find out
whether it was different, whether there was
a fresh world, another dimension in their loins - Jack Gilbert 

Crackling stars dive into the sea, there are waves of heavenly popping candy, girls with mermaid tails crawling out of cosmic homes. One water nymph is Cancer, with clam shells shaped of half crescent moons and lavender glitter streaked through her hair. The middle nymph is impossible to find, the Scorpio who hides solitary in the depths deep below, dwelling in waters humans refuse to know. The final water nymph is Pisces, two spindled tails in ultra violet rainbow hues. As direct extensions of heaven, the water girls frolic in invisible oceans of daydream, conducting fantasy and imagery with godly wands. These girls don’t believe in myth and fairy tales and pixies and goblins. They don’t have to believe a thing when they have grown alongside secret and invisible creatures, when they have played unknowingly with fairies and ghosts. There’s no point in believing what they experience and know. The Cancer water nymph burrows into her shell abode on a peaceful stretch of sand, she is all about making the whole ocean her home. She is the great mother of the ocean, who births all sea soul, love, and life. The Scorpio swims in worlds unknown, crossing into oceans that harbour into portals of the soul. She hears whispers from creatures who have crossed over and sailors who have drowned in the night. Her frequency is not of this world, so unseen entities become directed into her company, murmuring cosmic prophecy and hissing brutal warnings of persecution. The Pisces swims on the edge of the horizon, in the space where the sunset meets the dawn and the sunlight meets the twilight. Her tail camouflages into the cosmic sky, splaying across the heavens like thoughts in the mind of God. Now you see her, and now you don’t. She is the temple where real and unreal saturate together, the great Queen of the Spiritual Seas. Sometimes they all collide. Moods stir the tides like whirlpools. Psychic energy becomes ultra powerful, almost too much too handle, they can shatter crystals together. It’s the most beautiful, watery symphony, elusive and enigmatic, fizzing like starry bath bombs in a cosmic maelstrom ;


art: Paolo Pedroni