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Tesla’s X-ray studies: His ‘prediction’ of the TSA and backscatter vans.

In early 1896 Tesla had been working with a wide variety of Lenard and Crookes tubes, as well as single-electrode X-ray tubes of his own design, energizing them with upwards of 1,000,000 volts. He speaks in a number of articles about actually melting the glass vacuum envelopes and the electrodes with his prodigious and eponymous  […]

Tesla’s wireless ‘sensitive brush’ Bulbs (Or: The invention of the Fluorescent light)

In 1892 Nikola Tesla gave a lecture to the Royal Society of Electrical Engineers in London1, summarizing his experiments in what he termed ‘sensitive brush’ lighting. Tesla had been working with electrical discharge in evacuated glass bulbs, following the recent (1880′s) popularity of the Geissler tube and the discovery of X-rays. The idea of induction […]