Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
"My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists." - attr.
- "On Electricity" (1897), in which Tesla suggests "the transmission of power from station to station without the employment of any connecting wire."
- "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy" (1900)
- "The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires" (1904), a letter on the preliminary stages of a plan to wirelessly transmit energy on an industrial scale.
- "The True Wireless" (1919), article on the Tesla tuned-oscillatory system and arguments against conventional Hertzian wave theory.
- "World System of Wireless Transmission of Energy" (1927)
True Wireless & the World System
- "Is Tesla to Signal Stars?" (1896), a summation of news reports on Tesla's proposed experiments.
- "Interplanetary Communication Now Probable" (1900), from Tesla's broader overview of his efforts, "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy".
- "Signalling to Mars — A Problem of Electrical Engineering" (1907), written by Tesla himself.
- "Tesla to Talk to Mars" (1907), a summation of reports on Tesla's plans to conduct wireless transmissions to Mars from Wardenclyffe.
- "Talking with the Planets" (1909), written by Tesla, a "frank statement of what he expects to accomplish and how he hopes to establish communication with the planets."
- "That Prospective Communication with Another Planet" (1919), summation of reports on Tesla's response to Marconi's claims of receiving interstellar wireless signals.
- "Signals to Mars Based on Hope of Life on Planet" (1919), written by Tesla, details the challenges and promise of any attempt to communicate with Mars via wireless.
- Gaston Burridge on "Nikola Tesla - and the Chain of Silent Sparks" (1956)
- Gerry Vassilatos on "The Broadcast Power of Nikola Tesla" (1996)
- Robert Nelson on "Tesla's Magnifying Transmitter Experiments of 1899" (1997)
- George Trinkaus on "The Tesla Mystique: Nikola Tesla, The Philadelphia Experiment, HAARP and Other Folklore" (2008)
About Tesla and His Work
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