When impoverished inventor Nikola Tesla died in New York City, the U.S. government confiscated his notes. Why? Were they trying to steal his technology? Did they ever relinquish the notes?
Nicola Tesla created what we call Tesla Coils more than 125 years ago, the purpose electrical transmission without wires. These days these coils are being used to make music! The American Band Arcattack uses these coils to create incredible performances as well as play music. They use suits that cover their bodies, when they first started they used Faraday cages. The band is mostly famous for playing covers but they are becoming more and more popular because their shows are both educational and incredible.
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He was responsible for hundreds of inventions and had one of the greatest minds in history, but here are 10 things you might not know about Nikola Tesla.
Hank brings us the tale of the bizarre and eccentric genius with the crazy eyes who spent his life increasing awesome wherever he went, and contributed in some way to pretty much every cool invention you can think of. Nikola Tesla spoke eight languages and, at the time of his death, held over 700 patents and was being investigated by the US government for claiming to have invented a 60 million volt death ray. Tesla was an undisputed genius, and SciShow gold.