Until the early twentieth century, electricity in the eyes of the inhabitants remained a product of scientific curiosity just like the Large Hadron Collider now – nothing more than a toy to entertain a handful of physicists.
Nikola Tesla was probably the most prominent of those scientists and inventors who with his pioneering work made electricity inseparable part of our lives.
During his long career Tesla received over 111 U.S. patents and approximately 300 in other countries.
Trying to improve the Edison light bulbs, the great Serb developed neon and even fluorescent light bulbs and switched them on from the distance via electrostatic waves.
The invention of radio controlled cars put him among the pioneers of robotics. According to some reports, he even managed to get the first x-rays in 1896, almost simultaneously with Conrad Roentgen.
At the threshold of World War II, Nikola Tesla suddenly announced Continue reading
Dutch researchers studied the biographies of famous artists and found an interesting pattern.
The scientists studied the works and career of almost all well-known artists and made a detailed statistical analysis.
The results were stunning: it turns out that the best artwork of almost every one of them was created at a time when his age was about 2/3 of all life, or rather 0,6198. This proportion is completely independent of the age of genius, whether he died in the age of 25 or 90 years old.
The found number is remarkably similar to the so-called “golden ratio”, also known as the Fibonacci ratio: 0.6180, which can often be found in both nature and the cosmos, as well as in music, photography and visual arts.
In their study, the scientists focused primarily on the prices of works exhibited at international auctions, since their relative monetary value usually matches their artistic value. The average age of the artists, in which they created their most brilliant paintings, was equal to…. read more
Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer, inventor and one of the most outstanding physicists in the history of science. But beyond his brilliant work, some aspects of his life remain hidden in the pages of history.
Recently a new statue in honor of Tesla was unveiled in Long Island of New York, which, according to historical data, was the final resting place of the brilliant scientist.
Tesla won more than 700 patents and became famous for developing AC (alternating current), while his work became the basis of developments in wireless communications, radar, laser X rays, lighting, robotics, and many other areas.
Beyond the scientific heritage that made him famous worldwide, his life had some hidden aspects, unknown to most people.
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The name of Albert Einstein is closely connected with both the mathematics and the physics. He is characterized as a man with a bright mind who was much ahead of the time he lived. His brain is a mystery to this day and beyond its distinctive features other secrets concerning both thinking and knowledge of the great scientist gradually come to light.
Let us examine in detail the evidence that have come to light according to the latest study in China stating that the two hemispheres of the Einstein’s brain were better connected with each other than those of the average man. Continue reading
Kato Lomb, despite holding a chemistry degree, was one of the first simultaneous interpreters in the world and could fluently translate into eight languages, and in general knew and worked with 16. It is amazing that in her time there were no audio CDs with the voices of native speakers, Skype tutors, or language schools… So how did she manage to learn so many languages?
In her best-selling book “How I learn languages”, she revealed ten simple rules for language learning:
1. It is necessary to practice a foreign language every day. It is like the gym: if you want to have impressive muscles, train them regularly! Dedicate at least 10-15 minutes a day to reading or repeating new words and phrases. Continue reading
Nikola Tesla was certainly an eccentric scientist, but some people believe that his inventions were more noticeable than the ones of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. His electric machine, violent imagination and eccentric style have become a symbol of “mad genius“.
Here are some of his craziest inventions:
Tesla believed that in the future there will be a whole race of robots that will be able to safely and effectively perform the people’s work. In 1898 he demonstrated the invention of a radio-controlled boat that by many is considered “the birth of robotics”. Tesla predicted that in the future there will be plenty of intelligent machines, robots, sensors and different autonomous systems. Continue reading
The list of the 10 smartest people in the world was released by the website superscolar.org
A person takes the “title” of genius if his IQ exceeds 140, which belongs to 0.5% of the world population. 50% of people have IQ between 90 and 110, while 2.5% of the population reaches a genius level with IQ of over 130.
However, the website notes that the list is not objective, as far as there are many different factors, besides the IQ, which determine how smart someone is.
So, here are the Top 10 smartest people in the world: Continue reading
Perhaps excessive cleverness is not the best thing. This is claimed by scientists who speak of a ceiling on the level of intelligence of people, which acts as a “shield”.
Scientists at Warwick University in Great Britain and their colleagues from the University of Basel in Switzerland have been studying the human evolution trying to find out why the level of intelligence is at the level that we know and we are not smarter than we are. Continue reading
I have already posted an article on telekinesis in which I gave general information about this phenomenon and told about several scientific experiments on it. Now I’m going to speak of real examples of people known for telekinetic powers.
The case of spontaneous telekinesis happened to a French girl Angelica Cottin, when she was 14 years old. On the evening of January 15, 1846 she and three village girls were embroidering. Suddenly embroidery fell out of their hands and a lamp was thrown in the corner. Girls accused Angelica, because in her presence strange things always happened: Continue reading
An outstanding scientist and insightful philosopher Albert Einstein has made his brilliant discoveries not only with the help of existing knowledge, but also thanks to his inner voice and a power of his imagination. Einstein never believed in impossibility of anything and followed his own secrets of success. Here are some of them.
1. A person who has never made a mistake has never tried to do something new.
The fear of mistake stops many of us at the moment of making an important decision. Sometimes such a decision can change all our life. And someone who dares knows that it’s better to regret something you have done than something you haven’t done.
2. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
We remember only what we have learned by ourselves. Over years our memory erases everything we have learned at school. But the things we learned by our personal experience remain with us forever. An excellent education is still given only at the universities of life.
3. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world.
Our beliefs and views are often a trap, limiting our abilities. The onlyknowledgethatcanpromoteyouonthewayofdevelopment Continue reading