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Nikola Tesla

  1. Elon Musk Just Gave Nikola Tesla a $1 Million Birthday Present

    Reminder to Self : Invite Elon Musk to my next birthday party.

    Today would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday. A lot of people are celebrating, but it's going to be tough to beat Elon Musk's gift. According to the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Musk just donated $1 million and a Tesla Supercharging Station to the organization.

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  2. Glenn Beck Is Making A Movie About Tesla And Edison

    Well, this could become a cult favorite.

    Glenn Beck says he is tired of politics, he's tired of Hollywood, and he's tired of all the fame and glory being given to "bad man" Thomas Edison. It's the biased biopic that I never would have expected: Glenn Beck is making a movie revealing the darkness behind the (debatable) inventor of the light bulb. Presumably, GE will not be sponsoring.

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  3. Nikola Tesla Died 70 71 Years Ago Today, Listen to His Eulogy by NYC Mayor LaGuardia

    "The important part of Tesla lives in his achievement which is great, almost beyond calculation..."

    Nikola Tesla died 71 years ago today on January 7th, 1943 in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. His eulogy was delivered over the radio -- which he invented -- by then New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. If you have a few minutes to remember a genius, you can listen to it right now.

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  4. Watch Live as Nikola Tesla Monument is Dedicated at His Wardenclyffe Lab

    Will the statue shoot lightning? We feel like it should shoot lightning.

    Nikola Tesla will be remembered today as Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic dedicates a monument on the site of Tesla's Shoreham, New York lab. The dedication is being live streamed and you can watch it right here at noon Eastern. Take a look.

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  5. 7 Geek Vacation Destinations

    We find your lack of relaxation disturbing.

    Culturally, Summer is over, and the autumnal equinox is just a few days away to make it official, so we figure it's a great time to start daydreaming about next year's Summer vacation. We've put together some suggestions for geeky destinations you may not have considered so you can start planning early.

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  6. Do We Over-Aggrandize Nikola Tesla? PBS Idea Channel Explains the Two Nikolas Tesla

    We all know Tesla was great, but we might be overdoing it a little bit.

    Nikola Tesla was a brilliant innovator, and the world owes him a lot, but he's far from the superhero many people make him out to be. In the latest episode of PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta looks at the idea of the real Tesla vs. the myth of Tesla, which is also real. It's complicated.

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  7. Great Work, Internet! We’re Getting a Tesla Statue That’s Also a Time Capsule and Wi-Fi Hotspot

    And what do you do with a statue of Nikola Tesla that's also a Wi-Fi hotspot and a time capsule? Send it to Mars, of course.

    In spite of being dead, Nikola Tesla is having a pretty good year. His New York lab was just purchased by a group of admirers looking to turn it into a museum, he could be getting his own cartoon, and now there will be a statue built in his honor in Silicon Valley. And not just any statue -- this one will double as a Wi-Fi hotspot, triple as a time capsule, and it could even be going to Mars in 2043.

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  8. Group The Oatmeal Raised Money for Successfully Purchases Nikola Tesla’s Lab

    Remember back in August when The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman raised $1.3 million dollars to buy Tesla's old laboratory and build a museum? It looks like things are moving ahead for the project. The group Inman was raising money for successfully bought the Shoreham property last week. So when can we go play at the Tesla Science Center?

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  9. Make This Happen: Indiegogo Campaign to Create a Nikola Tesla Animated Series

    Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Star Wars-Disney-Palooza

    Things We Saw Today

    This Pixar/Star Wars mashup is so simple, yet so good. (geekgirldiva.tumblr.com)
  11. He's ba-ack! Henri the Existentialist French cat ponders the meaning (or lack thereof) of Halloween, via The Frisky.
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